As per reports, about 250 students of a school were deployed to carry the train of the 3.2-kilometre long Saree worn by the bride as she and the groom walked down a main road. Another 100 students were asked to serve as flower girls at the wedding ceremony. The saree was reportedly the longest ever worn by a bride in Sri Lanka.
Taking a stern note of the issue, the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said it was investigating the matter. The body’s Chairman said that a strict punishment will be given to the couple in order to deter people from making it a trend.
She added that deploying students for any private ceremony during school hours was violation of child rights and the violators could face up to 10 years in prison under the criminal charges of depriving school children of education, risking their security and harming their dignity.