Mini-Skirts may be Banned in Sri Lanka

by Kathy Jones on  January 4, 2011 at 8:44 PM Lifestyle News
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Following complaints about women wearing skimpy clothing in the conservative island nation, Sri Lanka said Monday it was considering banning mini-skirts.
 Mini-Skirts may be Banned in Sri Lanka
Mini-Skirts may be Banned in Sri Lanka

Nimal Rubasinghe, secretary of the Cultural Affairs Ministry, said the government had received representations calling for a ban on wearing revealing clothing in public, though he declined to name the groups involved.

"There have been complaints from various quarters about mini-skirts, but we are only considering them and no final decision has been taken," Rubasinghe told AFP.

Rubasinghe was responding to a media report that said the government had asked a committee to prepare a dress code for public places to ensure that mini-skirts were outlawed.

The Lakbima News newspaper said mini-skirts could be banned if the cultural ministry had its way under a "new era of moral purity."

President Mahinda Rajapakse's government has recently ordered the removal of billboards featuring scantily-clad women and also launched a campaign to discourage the use of alcohol and tobacco.

Last year, US singer Akon was denied a visa to perform in Sri Lanka after Buddhist monks took offence at one of his videos that featured women in bikinis dancing around a pool in front of a Buddha statue.

Source: AFP

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Mahakaira Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sri Lanka must do the following in keeping with its ancient heritage, now that porn, kissing and holding hands under umbrellas have been banned: Ban miniskirts for women [Scottish kilt for men only; OK on special occasions] Ban shorts for women. Women tourists must confirm adherence to strict dress codes before getting a visa to visit the country (new visa rules to come) Ban bikinis and swimsuits. Not a square inch of bare female flesh above the kneecap should be visible. Female Tourists will need to learn how to swim in a diya-redda (or women’s wraparound bathing shroud). If not take your tourist dollars to some other place like Bangkok. This only leaves one problematical area where bare forbidden body parts are visible to the salivating public. That is at historic Sigiriya, where the damsels show huge bare breasts. The Government must paint over these tantalizing and lascivious body parts with black tar, forever. If the Taliban could blow up the historic Bamiyan Buddha statues, there is no reason why the po-faced Sri Lanka government cannot paint up, blow up, or scratch off the Sigiriya frescoes with a sand blaster. Viva Rajapakasdvipa

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