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To promote the World Cup and to encourage the cricketers the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda Balasuriya has taken a decision to allow spectators to take posters, banners and other propaganda materials to World Cup venues following several appeals by the public.

Music to all World Cup venues is being provided by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) therefore the spectators do not need to bring music groups and musical instruments, the police said.

If the spectators want to bring in music to the grounds they have to take permission from SLC. (Supun Dias)

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  • Vijayabahu Sunday, 20 February 2011 03:11 PM

    Next time consult with your neighbors or school boy before such decisions.... They might well aware of Sri Lanka Culture...

    AF Sunday, 20 February 2011 03:15 PM

    Next time he will ask us t o go in traditional white dress with a "satake " around our neck.

    Rajitha Sunday, 20 February 2011 03:39 PM

    this man needs to go home

    JaY Monday, 21 February 2011 07:00 AM

    the Papare music was sadly missed at the grounds yesterday :(
    why do away with things synonimous of our cricket readitions i dont understand

    waz Monday, 21 February 2011 07:58 AM

    ELLA KIRI... THANK YOU MR IGP.. NOW THE TRUE STYLE OF SRI LANKA STARTS.....

    Sicillain Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:29 PM

    Senseless fellow is all I have to stay

    citizen1 Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:02 PM

    That people might actually enjoy themselves!

    citizen1 Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:04 PM

    hilarious! what about the women...what will they wear?

    anemagekata Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:33 PM

    Lets dance tot he tune of the band provided by a special commission directly under the preview of the Ministry of defense.

    Nina Kamal Monday, 21 February 2011 09:25 AM

    love it dude!!!! Your tongue & cheek comment was just the nail that needed in the coffin!

    rosh Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:02 PM

    I think all the DRs are stupid. You all know the caliber of DRs I'm refering to !!!

    Nina Kamal Monday, 21 February 2011 09:26 AM

    Well said..... our PAPARE is ours, not for any DIG/VIP's to take it off...... its our right they are now mingling with, amongst all the other rights!!!

    Jayantha Jayaweera Monday, 21 February 2011 10:04 AM

    .mmmmm A Cricket match in SL minus the music (Papare)!!!!! .. good lord ... since when ????... this isn't a tennis match at Wimbledon ... half the fun is the atmosphere ... what a sad situation

    rp Monday, 21 February 2011 12:30 AM

    What a joker. Was it initially implemented to create a news and get himself some publicity ? Crazy people!

    Simple Sydney Monday, 21 February 2011 01:47 AM

    We had a papare band during the SL match in sydney last year. Looks like it will be available only when SL plays overseas. How crazy is this?

    Cobra Monday, 21 February 2011 02:40 AM

    Power went to the IGP's head but saner council has prevailed probably with a knock on the head by someone!!!

    Pain in the neck Monday, 21 February 2011 03:25 AM

    Go as Siigiriya maidens.

    babanis Monday, 21 February 2011 03:23 AM

    Tickets were sold to whom? their music match them.

    backstreet boy Monday, 21 February 2011 04:01 AM

    and so we all noticed how the umpire requested the "LOUD MUSIC" to be stopped.

    papara Band Monday, 21 February 2011 04:33 AM

    Punchi apata Nadda idak !!

    nw Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:02 PM

    Thank u for that. But papare is the real thing unlike music provided by SLC.

    Anushka Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:08 PM

    Glad to see common sense prevailed.

    Asankka Gunawardane Monday, 21 February 2011 04:57 AM

    Good work By IGP. Let us show our decency to world

    Mr. D Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:25 PM

    What is the government afraid of??????

    donkey Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:23 PM

    Mahinda Balasuriya arnt you a cricket fan? have you ever seen a cricket match without music?

    A.G.AROKIAM Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:40 PM

    Mahinda B. Even last movement U have changed U R mokery thoughts and allow us to enjoy at the grounds vow..... and please dont make mistakes in future

    rehan Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:44 PM

    think b4 you decide IGP

    ICC Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:48 PM

    Damn good. Otherwise ICC should not give matches to Sri Lanka if local politicos try to mix their dirty propaganda into cricket.

    AJ Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:58 PM

    Just the papare DJ music is going on during the breaks....and have seen some bongo drummers near the rope..( i don't understand what they are trying to promote here..since they are not even traditional drummers) ...if SLCB organise papare's it has to be real papare not the DJ music...i suggest IGP to visit some college big matches at least...to feel what a papre could do to keep the crowd alive..in a match..

    Thinuka Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:52 PM

    yes.. its something uniqe.. Without papare.. no real feeling..

    AJ Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:59 PM

    does he has any brains in the 1st place...:)

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:24 PM

    Dr IGP can you also stop the ban on protests as it a right of the people in a democracy!

    eresh S kumara Monday, 21 February 2011 05:56 AM

    Ela kollek ne.Oya thiyenne

    banda Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:27 PM

    Sri Lanka is like Disney Land, and we have too many cartoon figures. Within 24 hours we reverse decision.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 21 February 2011 06:05 AM

    Typical Sri Lankan Law makers. First Talk big and make the law. Later withdraw due to the reason of bad decision taken with out any thinking.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:53 PM

    Aiyo, Mahinda. Nikan savuththu vuna neda?


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