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Why white? School uniforms should be in dark colours

Would some reader please tell us why Sri Lanka schools require students to wear white? Sri Lanka is a tropical country. In the dry season, there is dust and grit everywhere. We have very high humidity. This makes us sweat profusely all day. The dust and the humidity and the perspiring cause white uniforms to turn brown and dirty before the day is over.

In the wet season, the roads are muddy, and puddles and potholes are plentiful. Schoolchildren get their white uniforms muddied and filthy in one day. While white is smart and neat, the daily wearing of white school uniforms is an expensive business. The average Sri Lankan family has a very hard time sending their children to school in spotless white uniforms every working day of the week.

This reader strongly believes that white uniforms are quite unsuitable for our country. In most countries, especially India, school uniforms come in grey, green, brown and other dark colours. Uniforms in these colours can be worn more than once a week, and the children still look smart and neat. A white uniform gets dirty in a day and cannot be worn the next day.

It would be a huge benefit to families if the authorities changed the colour of our children’s school uniforms.

B. Joseph, Wattala

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