24 October, 2021

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Parliament Becomes Fashion Police, Bans Women From Wearing Sleeveless Blouses

Sri Lanka’s parliament, which can be identified as one of the most uncivilized places in the country where insults are traded and even filth being used by male Parliamentarians, has instead of disciplining the MPs clamped down on what and what not women should wear to Parliament.

sleeveless-blousesAccording to the Sunday Times, the Parliament officials have ordered all female staff who works at the Parliamentary complex to be dressed in long sleeve blouses and not sleeveless blouses with their sarees.

According to the newspaper, several female public officers were even barred from carrying out their duties at the recent budget debate, because they were deemed inappropriate as they had worn sarees with sleeveless blouses.

A notice, in all three languages has also been put up in Parliament ordering women what to wear and what not to wear.

This is the second such dress code incident reported within a span of several months. In September this year, St Joseph’s College Colombo put up a poster at the school instructing females what to wear and what not to wear when entering the school. Females including mothers were ordered by the school authorities to wear sarees, long dresses and pants and tops, while the do not wear list included miniskirts, sleeveless tops and short dresses. The incident sparked outrage, and the education ministry later intervened and issued a circular which stated that parents were allowed to enter the school provided they are dressed in a ‘convenient decent dress’ that preserves the dignity and respect of both parents and the school.

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  • 24
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    Crooked politico’s, alleged Murderers, Rapist drug dealers thieves, looters criminals former terrorist, are welcomed but ban the female with a sleeve less blouse. Who is the moron came up with this rule.

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      If Buddhist monks can wear their robes without even a shirt – never mind the sleeve, why can’t women wear sleeveless blouses or even mini shirts?

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        Thiru, did you not know that the MPs have all been bribed to convert to Islam?

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        Thiru

        “If Buddhist monks can wear their robes without even a shirt – never mind the sleeve, why can’t women wear sleeveless blouses or even mini shirts?”

        Does the Parliament comprise mostly “Buddhists”, “Muslims”, “Hindus” and “Christians”?

        They have their religious “protocols” as to how to interact with women.

        Just check and see what Buddha said to Ven. Ananda initially. Don’t see them, avoid them, don’t meet them etc. as they are distractions.

        We all know what the Wahhabites think of women. Cover them head to toe.

        Are the MPs also turning out to be religions fundamentalists?

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          Amarasiri,

          Sri Lankan male parliamentarians are no different from the Tweeting Trump: They are shameless misogynists, even sexual predators.

          Forget about religions – they are all dogmatists, pretending to live by the words of the so-called prophets, lords, saints and the so-called enlightened one.

          Let’s be free thinkers making use of the brains that Nature gave us.

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            Thiru in case you missed it 70 year old TRUMP is the President elect and been married and divorced to more than few beautiful women by all account gets alone very well the his children who are doing fine and he is loaded. I agree still cant compare to your earth shattering intellect and achievement’s.

            World is missing out on your modesty how sad never mind.

      • 2
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        My dear brother Thiru, these days are not like our good old days ,Gnanas are braless wearing fancy g strings seducing the MaRas.

      • 4
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        Notwithstanding my views above, men or women showing their arm pits is unsightly, whether shaven or not.

        Mini skirts worn by young women showing shapellegs are attractive to men though!

        Please don’t chew me up.

    • 13
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      Fake morality galore!

      There is no shortage of enforcers for this kind of rubbish in SL.

      More importantly, who are the almighty hypocrites with a legal, constitutional right to impose dress codes they fancy on other free people? Who gave them that right?

      Cheers!

      • 6
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        Ben Hurling

        “Who gave them that right?”

        The People, or at least, it was implied.

        Can the women throw their bras at the MPs?

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          Amarasiri

          “Can the women throw their bras at the MPs?”

          What if the MP’s asked more?

      • 3
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        Ben Hurling:-
        Who gave them that right?

        They gave themselves the Right, because it was easier than doing something Necessary and Useful for their Constituents!

    • 6
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      I think it is a good step.

      No even europeans behave so, but lankens shamelessly do anything and everything today.

      There should be code of ethics in terms of decent outfits.

      Lanken society is proved to have reached all the appalling levels by today.
      Please justlisten to the below there you will see what that REALLY means.
      Even some young women abuse the old man for their perverts and money grabs.
      No even western women would behave so.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u054fG6O9bw

    • 6
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      In fact, it is a good move because most of the parliamentarians, particularly the ministers are Thugs, rapists and Criminals and women should be protected from these criminals. I would say Women should be banned or should be avoided from entering the Parliament which is place only for rapists and drug dealers. It is not about rights but safety of women.

  • 6
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    Freedom need limits like intelligence to maintain respects and dignity.

    Freedom without knowledge is disaster

    • 9
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      sampath

      “Freedom need limits like intelligence to maintain respects and dignity. Freedom without knowledge is disaster”

      Consistent with Parliamentary dress code, let us not be hypocrites and ban all visitors to Sigiria.

      Does the government worry about sexual harassment, sexual favour, …. leading to rape, given the nature and calibre of politicians? If so then the government needs to do something about politicians and not the sleeves.

      Would chastity belts for male MP’s help?

  • 10
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    That Geeetha who has no shame would even wear a bikini. She has no respect to anyone BUT to Rajaakshe.
    I think this nation can only be guided by rigorous laws AND fines.

  • 8
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    oh no poor K A Sumanasekera wont have an incentive now to go an sit in the gallery and ogle at the ladies

  • 13
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    It is a shame the manner in which we treat women in different circumstances.

    Being a Buddhist Country that requires very high regard for ladies this is pathetic. There is a saying that mother is the Buddha at home (Gedara Budun Amma)

    However we consider it our right to demand certain dress codes primarily from women and consider it our right to make such demands.

    If a dress code is required in an office that should be for both parties and they should be given appropriate time to change their dress and probably financially compensated for any additional expenses.

    Unfortunately most consider women in SL as playtools for men. Women need to behave the way men want. Whenever men want to satisfy their sexual desires women should compromise. Even travelling on a bus is not spared. Sexually explicit verbal and sometimes physical bullying is very common at work places. We even consider it our right to criticize the manner in which our female neighbors dress. HILARIOUS BUT TRUE.

    In addition to household cooking & look after children most women have to work 8 hours a day to supplement household expenses.

    IT IS A WELL-KNOWN FACT THAT SRI LANKAN FOREIGN INCOME IS ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON WOMEN’S LABOUR AS GARMENT FACTORY WORKERS, HOUSEMAIDS & TEA PLUCKERS.

    It is high time we appreciate their labour and TREAT THEM IN A CIVILISED MANNER.

  • 7
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    Some politicos get ‘worked up’ by just looking at women’s unshaven armpits !

  • 1
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    Good move.

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    RE:Parliament Becomes Fashion Police, Bans Women From Wearing Sleeveless Blouses

    “Sri Lanka’s parliament, which can be identified as one of the most uncivilized places in the country where insults are traded and even filth being used by male Parliamentarians, has instead of disciplining the MPs clamped down on what and what not women should wear to Parliament.”

    Very good move. Why?

    This way, at least can make the male parliamentarians to use whatever is left of their functioning brains, to focus on the bills being discussed and debated without being distracted by sleeveless blouses and….

    In the West, thee are more auto accidents , especially during summer, because of women joggers.

  • 8
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    “Sri Lanka’s parliament, which can be identified as one of the most uncivilized places in the country where insults are traded and even filth being used by male Parliamentarians, has instead of disciplining the MPs clamped down on what and what not women should wear to Parliament.”

    Well said!

    This only exposes the twisted mentality of our “uncivilized” parliamentarians who undoubtedly get turned on even by looking at ladies in sleeveless blouses! This is just another of many examples of displaying their ignorance, sexual frustration and basic Human Rights.

    It will be up to those female parliamentarians to stand up for their rights and disobey this “order”. Let’s see what the nincompoops who initiated this stupid idea do about it.

    It would NOT be surprising if the Gamarala whips out his Stingray Tail and goes berserk!!!

    The Wonder of Asia – my ass!

    • 7
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      “Sri Lanka’s parliament, which can be identified as one of the most uncivilized places in the country”

      Not “one of the most”, it is “the most” uncivilized place not only in this country, but in the whole world.

  • 9
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    OMG , the speaker is fed up of saying ‘all rise’ hope the mps were wearing proper underwear…

  • 4
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    Very simple, one can control only what he/she can control. Which apply to schools and parliament as well. Not to wear sleeveless sarees is interest of both, women as well as the parliament, particularly when you have a group of men behaving the way they have been; do not try to test our Hons. patience. In this context I can see the underlying reasons for banning these sorts of dresses, try and impose dress code. Not about suppressing women rights but protecting them from potential harm, which cannot be ruled out, and we don’t want to hear anymore happening in the House that tarnish its image and brings further disrepute than what we had already heard. Had not some one expressed their intention that he wanted see a former president running through the streets nude.

    • 4
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      Can’t Women Rule that Men should wear Trousers in Parliament, so that their Reaction to Women wearing Sleeveless Jackets, will not be obvious?

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        Hamlet

        Good one.

        Keep up the good work.

        Hypocrites should be told where to get off.

        By the way will Parliament ban the use of mobiles during debate? I am not sure the MPs helping themselves to porn video.

        Cameras should focus on MPs mobile phone from their back sides when debates are being conducted.

  • 0
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    doha a yak came there in an amude!

  • 7
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    What is it with lankan men and their obsession with womens clothing??? When women cover up its a crime, when they don’t thats a crime too. Parliamentarians, monks and patriots should STfU and stop preaching to women on what to wear! If tourists can walk about the country in bikinis why can’t out women wear sleeveless sarees or the hijab?? Monks to ministers, the whole lot is mental. Period.

  • 7
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    This is utterly ridiculous. Who are these primitive thinking males who want to control what women may or may not wear in Parliament? As long as they wear appropriately and decently, the women should decide if they want to wear sleeveless or with sleeves. Sinhala Taliban?

    • 5
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      “Who are these primitive thinking males who want to control what women may or may not wear in Parliament?”

      They are called Sri Lankan Politicians. A very rare breed indeed. They see no fault in committing massive fraud, mass murder, rape, and pillage but do have a problem with sleeveless blouses.

  • 5
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    Garments worn by men and women in the old days are well described.

    http://www.lankalibrary.com/rit/dress.htm
    https://www.google.ca/#q=Kandyan+kingdom+garments+worn+pictures

    Most ladies, went topless as shown by the Sigiriya frescos.

    This objection about baring the upper arms and armpits is unnecessary.
    Women like to be attractive, and be admired, by men.
    It is their birthright.

  • 0
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    This is good policy.Many Sri Lankan women are fat, and they don’t shave their underarms. So, when they wear sleeveless blouses, fatty arms and filthy-looking underarm air (sometimes with body odor) creep out of the blouses. Not a pleasant sight.

    • 4
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      Why do you want to go so close to them?

  • 2
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    Disciplining the MPs specially the ministers not to engage in corrupt practices and create shortages of food leading to high prices as seen in Rice prices is what the parliament should concentrate immediately.Restore Rural economy as an urgent matter, if this continues very soon Sri Lanka will import quality fresh milk and milk products at high prices.Already most of what can be grown and done here are continued to be imported, Cereals,spices, nuts, potatoes, onions, milk products to name few.Rural economic development should be under an educated,cultured and capable Agriculture Minister.It is a pity that the so called Council of Agriculture Research & Policy is inactive in advising the Prime Minister.Look at the Indian set up of Agri business and food processing. Government should identify its priorities.
    Going after ladies dresses as a priority matters in parliament is a disgrace.Today top policy makers, scientists, administrators and professionals are ladies, they will keep away if the legislators interfere with their fundamental rights they were enjoying so far.MPs should not use filthy language in parliament.

  • 5
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    Never mind the sleeve lengths, can we have a notice put up banning PAKAYO’s using parliamentary language. Please.

  • 6
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    What is dress code? Thero will insist vehemently sleeveless robe is traditional, but will like to travel by Benz. Today people wear dresses competitively, marketing themselves to out beat each other. People have to be educated that there is no value attached to outsmarting, revealing dresses. These competitive dresses are gimmicks adopted by manufacturers to market their products. A simple decent dress is all that is required. It is good to enforce rules for decent dress code for public places, schools, while traveling and in places of worship.

    • 7
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      Adrian, if we believe that the Sigiriya Frescoes reflect Sinhala Culture, All Sri Lankan Women should go Topless.

  • 7
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    Jayaweva hijab, BBS and Victoria culture! It would only be EXTREMIST who have such rules! I think Hirunika should come sleeveless (unless it was her idea) as a rights activist!!
    The only positive issue I see is: The Ministers and MP s may get ideas to seduce staff who are sleeveless!! Then the Hijab is the most IDEAL!!!@@###!!!???

  • 3
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    is our majority leaders bloody Perverts..? God bless this ill fated land.

  • 5
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    “Parliament Becomes Fashion Police, Bans Women From Wearing Sleeveless Blouses”

    Has the Sri Lankan Parliament converted to Islam?

    • 5
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      Hamlet,”Has the Sri Lankan Parliament converted to Islam?”

      No, majority of the Sri Lanka MPs are Buddhists and Hindus and they are a bunch of rogues, drunkards, womanizers, bribe takers, adulterers, gays, drug dealers, etc.

  • 1
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    coz smell of sweat ?

  • 3
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    What is the opinon of Gnanasara and his BBS on this?

  • 0
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    Nothing wrong in having dress codes for members of Institutions but there should consistency in their formulation and implementation.

  • 3
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    Imagine if our women folks dress in mini skirts and go to the parliment. It will be a hoot!

    Imagine our grandmas and our mamas and our daughters in short skirts. That will teach our MPs a lesson they will never forget to tell our ladies what to wear!

  • 2
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    I don’t mind the ladies wearing sleeveless blouses as long as they don’t share their husbands’ razor. It stinks.

  • 6
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    Haha,Now Ghandassara and his BBS can blame Muslims for this too and then Wijedasa(Dealdasa)Rajapaksa can add his 2 cents worth on it!!!

  • 6
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    It is funny. Sometimes sexy dresses help women stay fit and take care of their body shape. Many wearing Hijjab don’t care about it and it makes them lazy, eat carelessly, keep away from work outs – Result, hubbies look at other sexy women

  • 4
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    All women MP’s should be allowed to ware extra large yoga pants with choice given for hijab and burka as an added scarfing. The Greace Yakka in the joint opposition can apply the greace lubricants on women MP’s to help women easily slip into the Yoga pants. The male ministers can assist the fairer sex to strap their hanging tires that bulge around their waste and belly fat with velcro to their bodies. When women MP’s fail the dress code, then punish them by getting the offenders to smell the arm pits of the sleeveless Ven. Gnanasara aka “Ghadasara”. I am so proud of our parliamentarians. With the Ven. Gnanasara’s vituperative blessings, let all women attain the supreme state of bliss and be a step closer to Sunnsara!

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