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SC amends dress code for female lawyers

10 October 2018 06:45 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Supreme Court has amended the decades-old attire of female Attorneys-at-Law by allowing them to wear frocks below knee length and black coats, trousers up to the ankle with a high-necked long-sleeved shirt with collar, by issuing an Extraordinary Gazette.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court amended the Attire of Judges and Attorneys-at-Law Rules 1978 by deletion of Rule 7, substituting the Attire of Judges and Attorneys-at-Law Rules of 2018.

As per the new rule, the attire of female Attorneys-at-Law shall be, White, black, grey or mauve saree and jacket, or white, black, grey or mauve frock below the knee length or black coat and black long trousers up to the ankle with high necked white long sleeved shirt with collar tucked inside the trouser and black gown/cloak.

Meanwhile, the maternity wear shall be a black high necked long frock below the knee length with a white long sleeved shirt and black gown or the saree and jacket said colours with black gown/cloak. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 4

  • Nihal Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:28 AM

    Hurray.... Thanks to Sugandhika.

    DillonDP Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:09 AM

    Well, already our judges don't give correct judges, wish females now flashing their legs hmm what-what would happen. its joke don't arrest me

    Wimal Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:16 AM

    Hooray! Another pressing issue of people sorted! Cost of living has reduced, exports have increased and MPs have genuinely become more concerned about the country because lady lawyers can wear pants!

    Ursella Andress (interchanging "U" and :A" should make a big difference !) Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:46 PM

    Got advice on dress code from our own fashion designer minister of finance ? or who was the person ?


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