No more "bra throwing" shows in SL: President

2015-12-27 09:42:35

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would not allow concerts where Sri Lankan culture and morals are destroyed by foreign artistes and those holding indecent musical shows must be whipped with stingray tails.

Speaking at an event held at the Ampara D.S. Senanayake National School today, the President said the organisers of such indecent events should be punished for bringing artistes, who destroy Sri Lanka’s proud culture.

“Hereafter, approval would not be granted for such events. In such events which are limited for some few hours with tickets worth Rs. 35, 000, the majority of the youth gets drunk and behaves in an indecent manner. Some women under the influence of alcohol throw their brassieres at the artistes or get on stage and kiss them. I would like to emphasize that such indecent concerts should not be given approval to be held in Sri Lanka again,” he said.


  Comments - 59

  • Hiran Sunday, 27 December 2015 16:07

    The government must not become the moral policy like in Saudi Arabia. And there is possibly no way of knowing whether indecent behavior will occur during these concerts. So what the president says is impractical. If such things do happen there are laws governing indecent behavior the police can take action accordingly.

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    Arnolis Sunday, 27 December 2015 16:59

    Thank you Mr. President. Morals are the main difference between humans and animals. The West is suffering the consequences of losing moral values..

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    Sapu Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:45

    we need be open minded on what are moral values are or we will only create bigger problems

    Reply : 11       143

    Sapu Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:46

    We should know that being closed on things like sexuality will not up hold moral values

    Reply : 10       113

    rew Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:46

    I thought we had finished with JOKERS !!

    Reply : 1       18

    Sincere Sunday, 27 December 2015 16:11

    Good decision Mr. President. We commend it!

    Reply : 207       109

    Sapu Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:42

    I half recomend it as upholding morals isn;t being closed on issues like sexuality

    Reply : 5       17

    Premalal Monday, 28 December 2015 10:41

    Use those bras to cover up the Segiriya frescoes.

    Reply : 3       64

    Yahapala Sunday, 27 December 2015 16:11

    perahara gihilla iwarayi.

    Reply : 18       74

    imran Sunday, 27 December 2015 16:51

    Talking to the gallery. President is trying to score points here.

    Reply : 23       143

    Premalal Monday, 28 December 2015 17:33

    Someone is singing for his supper by giving the President dead rope and gleefully he is putting it around his neck. This is a hazard of having so many advisers.

    Reply : 1       14

    E N Gland Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:04

    The President is absolutely correct, morals and cultures should be safeguarded at all times. The youth in Sri Lanka has been misled by foreign artistes who have already messed up their countries and hellbent on doing so to the youth of Asian countries. Hiran should read the Presidents message properly and sit back and think about it. Congratulations to President Sirisena

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    Piyal Monday, 28 December 2015 10:42

    Since when wearing bra become part of our culture?

    Reply : 3       39

    Premalal Monday, 28 December 2015 10:43

    You should visit the airport to welcome those Sri Lankans returning from those immoral countries in droves.

    Reply : 1       16

    Nuke Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:31

    Well mr pres, good luck, i think you need to discipline the politicians first! They do all the dirtiest stuff. Do you want the tourism sector to grow? If so, Then please zip your mouth. you will have to face all these in the name of development. If you keep on objecting, then no one will come to srilanka and this place will be forever like this. its not the medeival ages to preserve culture, time for you to wake up and get into reality.. So outdated thinking you have.

    Reply : 19       192

    dess Monday, 28 December 2015 09:48

    There are much more things promised by you under Yahapalanaya not even come to the horizon. Attend to them first, than concentrating on flying brassieres.

    Reply : 0       31

    gerard Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:38

    foolish president. what else to be expected from a "Gamaya" from Polonnaruwa!!!

    Reply : 54       146

    nishantha Monday, 28 December 2015 11:26

    Well said. This is not a way president look in to the things in 21st century.

    Reply : 3       25

    tony Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:40

    Talking to the gallery in full yahaplanaya he go out as fast as he came thru ....

    Reply : 4       78

    jimpappa Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:40

    As the president, I expect you to solve the issues with regard to corruption, abuse of power and wastage of public funds. Not to spending your time on what kind of concerts we should have...

    Reply : 6       142

    paddy Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:47

    Why not first stop Politicians kidnapping people then stopping bras going over board .

    Reply : 3       126

    Handipora Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:55

    Mr President, you must take this decision and implement it to the letter. You have to protect the culture of Sri Lanka at any cost

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    Don Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:58

    I am fully agreed with president. In country like UAE,has conducted much more musical and cultural events of international standard with many international artist have come and done great shows but they all have adhere to the cultural values of the country. To my knowledge, Till date there is no such incident happened here that tarnish the cultural values of the nation. UAE is an example to many countries. Great place to live .

    Reply : 26       43

    Dee Monday, 28 December 2015 09:49

    What are you getting at? Is it the artiste fault or people?

    Reply : 1       17

    mike Monday, 28 December 2015 15:48

    what the hell are you doing in SL then, go live in UAE, bloody idiot

    Reply : 2       17

    Nalini Sunday, 27 December 2015 17:59

    Hon. President and these moral Crusaders should see see Sigiriya Frescoes with open eyes and minds. Thenthey should read Salalihini Sandeshaya.The morals they are talking is part of the Indian Imperialism and Colonialism.

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    Premalal Monday, 28 December 2015 15:47

    This proves that bra throwing probably have been a part of our ancient culture.

    Reply : 1       12

    Yapa Sunday, 27 December 2015 18:01

    The President himself personally invited one of the organizers to be the High Commissioner to UK. few months ago.

    Reply : 2       84

    Prometheous Sunday, 27 December 2015 18:30

    Sex, drugs and alcohol is engraved in Sinhala culture from over 2500 yrs. Look what Sinhala school kids do today. This is nothing unusual. Throwing a bra is nothing.

    Reply : 6       74

    sach Sunday, 27 December 2015 20:48

    sex yes, because humans are animals. drinking and drugs has never been part of sinhala culture

    Reply : 29       30

    CRX Sunday, 27 December 2015 18:32

    There are more important matters to be addressed Mr. President. Feels like I wasted my vote on you.

    Reply : 9       114

    braless Sunday, 27 December 2015 18:37

    They should ban bras

    Reply : 0       133

    Channa Monday, 28 December 2015 11:02

    Must body chec for bras before they enter a concert.

    Reply : 1       21

    Chaminda Tilakumara Sunday, 27 December 2015 18:43

    Dear Mr President, kidnapping and assault of civilian by a serving Minister (hirunika) in your government is a far more serious issue that concerns the public, rather than an under garment being thrown on to a stage.Please get your priorities in the right order. This is why the majority voted for yahapalanaya.

    Reply : 4       136

    yaka mahathaya Sunday, 27 December 2015 18:59

    the fact of the matter is these are the crop of girls who will become mothers in the future of sri lanka..

    Reply : 18       24

    Choppe Monday, 28 December 2015 08:58

    Can the organizers of the next musical event with a famous western foreign singer please invite the President to be " Chief Guest "?

    Reply : 0       23

    spetang Monday, 28 December 2015 10:18

    He should also propose that they whip corrupt politicians, officials and business people with poisoned stingray tails. or is corruption part of the moral values of the Sri Lankan people?

    Reply : 0       13

    Sri Lankan Youth Monday, 28 December 2015 10:22

    Many international artists are pelted with water bottles while performing. I am grateful to the Sri Lankan fans for not harming the artist in that way. Mr. President, please get your priorities in order without blowing this out of proportion. Banning music concerts as a solution to this issue shows us how narrow minded you are. You might as well ban women’s undergarments to prevent them from being thrown. Stop promoting sexism. I am very disappointed in you for bringing up such an issue at a school event.

    Reply : 4       50

    Mohi Monday, 28 December 2015 10:29

    Sound a bit naive or cheap political slogan played to the gallery..??

    Reply : 2       26

    crook Monday, 28 December 2015 10:38

    Mr. President you are repeating what Premadasa did. He went to Mahiyangana and told Indian army to leave. Rubbish

    Reply : 0       9

    New tone Monday, 28 December 2015 10:41

    Mr. President you are repeating Premadasa. He also went to Mahiyangana and asked the Indian army to leave.

    Reply : 1       12

    Ballo Tuesday, 29 December 2015 06:44

    Stop blaming the greatest president premadasa

    Reply : 2       2

    Kenny Monday, 28 December 2015 10:41

    Mr. President, You have bigger issues to deal with like creating a clean political environment sans abductions in defenders etc. than fix such minor issues like that from a concert.We did not elect you to solve concert problems!

    Reply : 1       24

    Mustapha Monday, 28 December 2015 11:02

    Now Mr. President. I think your just a little bit jealous you cant join the party...

    Reply : 2       19

    duminda Monday, 28 December 2015 11:09

    another six hit for cheap gallery

    Reply : 2       26

    Gamaya Monday, 28 December 2015 11:15

    That girl throw her bar at the artist in the exclusive adults gathering. The President took it and throw it back into the audience of a school event.

    Reply : 2       60

    Be Fair Monday, 28 December 2015 11:19

    Ayio SIRISENA.......... I feel my vote is down the drain with this kind of petty talk. You need to up your game..... if not,

    Reply : 1       47

    nalaka Monday, 28 December 2015 12:10

    for MR the biggest challenge was LTTE for him its a BRA

    Reply : 4       49

    ANTON Monday, 28 December 2015 15:41


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    Axehead Monday, 28 December 2015 17:30

    ha ha, best comment ever on this subject

    Reply : 0       10

    Dinesh Monday, 28 December 2015 16:33

    Dear Mr. President, seriously ??? what happened in Colombo by 1 or 2 persons is now known in the whole of Sri Lanka thanks to you...and will be the talk of all the school children for a long time to come, now others in the village also will get ideas on how to up it. Please go to Sigiriya and see our history first, if what happened in Colombo is bad, what about the sigiriya frescos ?? should the parents make their children close their eyes when they go to sigiriya? lets stop pandering to the gallery and become satesmen not politicians.

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    Joseph Basil D.Benedict Monday, 28 December 2015 17:19

    Mr. President, Please stop talking Bra Politics, Kindly talk about drugs and take swift action. You have not done your dam job yet. I have wasted my vote.

    Reply : 0       18

    silva Monday, 28 December 2015 18:09

    Mr. President, You have done a great job by putting us down in the international stage. Guys please check foreign news sites, what others think about SL after this comment. President need to grow up........ I have wasted my vote... dont even think about winning next time....

    Reply : 0       19

    Mohana Monday, 28 December 2015 19:43

    Decipline the CORRUPT POLITICIANS first.

    Reply : 0       12

    vish Tuesday, 29 December 2015 08:02

    Grow up Mr. President

    Reply : 1       5

    Tony Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:02

    Decipline your son in law and the air commanders daughter who kissed the artiste

    Reply : 0       5

    Sara Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:03

    Next musical Show, mention in the ticket "women with bra and under were not allowed"

    Reply : 0       3

    Freddy Tuesday, 29 December 2015 16:40

    Run the Country and bring the country forward to Surplus. Let the policing and Police to do their work. These are small issues for a handful of thugs. Drugs and terrorism will be the bigger issues.

    Reply : 0       2

    Udarath Friday, 1 January 2016 16:39


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