Sigiriya beer advert in legal soup

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The National Heritage Ministry said today it would take legal action against the company that had produced a Beer commercial disgracing the Sigiriya national heritage site.

“The Sri Lankan company had created the beer commercial for a Japanese beverage company by convincing the archeological department that the commercial was for an energy drink,” Minister Jagath Balasuriya said.

The Department had only granted permission to the company to create a commercial to do with an energy drink by using Sigiriya in the background but without harming the site. (Lahiru Pothmulla DM Online)

  Comments - 9

  • Suq Madique Tuesday, 04 June 2013 03:24 PM

    As usual our morons are missing the wood for the trees.

    Ranjith Wednesday, 05 June 2013 12:48 AM

    Few will get jolly rides at our money.

    Cobra Tuesday, 04 June 2013 04:32 PM

    Is Sri Lanka getting paranoid????

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 04 June 2013 04:33 PM

    Beer is an energy drink in Japan.

    Curious Tuesday, 04 June 2013 04:44 PM

    There are worse disgracing matters happening in SL than a beer commercial.

    ANTON Tuesday, 04 June 2013 01:10 PM

    THIS GIVES A PROMOTION TO THE SIGIRIYA SITE ATTRACTING MORE TOURISTS, SIGIRIYA IS NOT A RELIGIOUS PLACE.

    crick Tuesday, 04 June 2013 01:13 PM

    whats the difference between beer & energy drink? its still an advertisement!

    weir Wednesday, 05 June 2013 07:15 AM

    are idiots running these departments. ofcourese political cronies with no brains.

    ලන්කපුත Tuesday, 04 June 2013 02:50 PM

    this is what happens when extremists poke their nose to every place.


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