CMC to investigate hoarding demeaning to women

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The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has launched an inquiry into the erecting of a hoarding which apparently sends a message offensive to women.

The hoarding, which was erected by a fitness company, shows a picture of a barrel and says ‘This is no shape for a woman’.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, CMC Commissioner V. K. A. Anura said they had launched an inquiry into this following a request made to them by Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva. “We will take a decision with regard to this hoarding after conducting an inquiry,” he said.

Earlier yesterday, Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva tweeted saying "I asked the Colombo MC Commissioner to remove this unapproved, offensive hoarding. I will not tolerate this in Kotte".(Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • Saman Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:59 PM

    No wonder politicians offended by this.

    Voter Friday, 19 January 2018 07:58 AM

    Many politicians are like barrels!!

    Yahiya Friday, 19 January 2018 11:24 AM

    These are marketing. I am very shock of statement.

    Countryman Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:34 PM

    It is really offensive and insulting - - it must be a business promoting idea. Perhaps, there should be ethics to business, if it is not there for politics.

    GH Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:42 PM

    This ad may suit for most of the better half of many corrupt legislators and even themselves.

    Kusuma Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:01 PM

    Only a hoarding. No offence to any woman.Very childish \ political request.

    Stephani Friday, 19 January 2018 08:25 AM

    Anorexic much?

    Doug Friday, 19 January 2018 09:44 AM

    There are worst things done against women by politicos, taking out equal opportunities

    Maru Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:28 PM

    Are women allowed to go to gym by law?

    dulan Friday, 19 January 2018 09:19 AM

    Also ban shorts and two piece swim suits . What a country?

    Leo Friday, 19 January 2018 08:36 AM

    No need to pull the board down just change it it's not the shape for women, it's the shape for SL cricket players.

    wac Friday, 19 January 2018 08:41 AM

    I dont think it insults women.

    treuman Friday, 19 January 2018 04:17 PM

    I also dont think so. would it be a insult to men if hoarding says "this is no shape for a man"

    Joseph Friday, 19 January 2018 08:44 AM

    Definitely it is not the ideal shape for a woman. I see it as a very creative advertisement. Unfortunately not by some

    Observer Friday, 19 January 2018 08:54 AM

    Only in Sri Lanka!!!

    Lank De Silva Friday, 19 January 2018 08:55 AM

    Like see like see naturally see like see like ........ .......

    DD Friday, 19 January 2018 09:17 AM

    Is this worse than raping women which affects women throughout their lifetime? Why not eradicate reasons that influence for raping women?

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 19 January 2018 09:57 AM

    How does saying that a woman should not have a shape like a barrel be an insult to women? Sri Lanka is becoming like America, where people are offended by anything and everything.

    lion Friday, 19 January 2018 11:34 AM

    This is a good advice for women or men to take care of their bodies. Better ad than some other idiotic ones. We can imagine the brain of so-called doctor.

    ranjith Friday, 19 January 2018 01:49 PM

    but he is not against women working till ten pm in liqueur bar

    sk Friday, 19 January 2018 01:53 PM

    To those who point out that rape exists, and therefore the ad is somehow not the issue: Rape is about power and the dehumanizing of women. One way to reduce rape is to stop objectifying women and their bodies. Anyway one wrong doesn't make another wrong suddenly right.

    oshamarine Friday, 19 January 2018 02:18 PM

    SO ... WHAT IS HE TRYING TO SAY? THAT , THIS IS A GOD SHAPE FOR A WOMAN?

    Terminator> Friday, 19 January 2018 03:03 PM

    This is not an offense against women. It is an advertisement which inculcates the idea of being fat.

    Paul Friday, 19 January 2018 05:34 PM

    And what about the demeaning acts of the President to ban women from purchasing liquor ?

    Upul Saturday, 20 January 2018 09:30 AM

    Sending women to middle East is the most shame thing the country does to degrade our women not bill boards.

    Ajja Sunday, 21 January 2018 06:15 PM

    I see nothing wrong in this billboard.

    Nandhini Sunday, 21 January 2018 08:08 PM

    " This is no shape for ministers" would have been more appropriate.

    Lank De Silva Thursday, 25 January 2018 02:31 PM

    .... . Haaaaaaa haha haha .... haha haha ... hoodoo oh. ... someone Pls stop me ... haaaaaaah haha

    lank de Silva Thursday, 25 January 2018 02:16 PM

    ....... see how far our food has brought us ...... ....... .......


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