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* Sri Lanka Supreme Court amends the rules for attire of female Judges and Attorneys
Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 08:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme Court has amended the decades-old rules for the attire of female Judges and Attorneys allowing the pregnant jurists to wear comfortable clothing.

Issuing an Extraordinary Gazette, Chief Justice Priyasath Dep and three other Supreme Court Justices have made an amendment to the Attire of Judges and Attorneys-at-Law Rules 1978 by the deletion of Rule 7 and Substitution of a new rule.

According to the new rule, the attire of women 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."

Maternity wear shall be a black high necked long frock below the knee length with white long sleeved shirt and black gown or the saree and jacket of the correct colors as aforementioned with black gown/cloak.


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