Mon, 23 May 2022 Today's Paper

Beer commercial withdrawn

13 June 2013 06:05 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Japanese brewery that made a beer commercial with ‘Sigiriya’ as the backdrop has decided to stop using the commercial after discussions held at the Japanese Embassy with officials of the Archaeological Department.

As instructed by National Heritage Minister Jagath Balasuriya, the director general of the Archaeological Department, Senarath Dissanayake had apprised the Japanese Embassy of the issue and urged that the controversial commercial be withdrawn.

The Department had said the image of the heritage site of ‘Sigiriya’ was harmed by using it in an alcoholic beverage commercial. Acquiescing to the officials’ demand, the Japanese brewery’s representatives had decided to remove the commercial.  

A Sri Lankan company had created the beer commercial for the Japanese brewery after telling the Archaeological Department that the commercial was for an energy drink.

The National Heritage Ministry said it would take legal action against the Sri Lankan company for violating the conditions of the contract it had signed with the Archaeological Department.

The Ministry has informed the Company of the intended legal action. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

Related Link:
Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 4

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • Manoj Friday, 14 June 2013 08:14 AM

    Right move, well done! We should save it for our own kassippu adverts.

    IOSirisena Friday, 14 June 2013 06:19 AM

    i understand the concern but in a purely commercial point of view this would have been terrific. How many of us like to visit Eiffel simply because we see it in tshirts, and on products.and adverts?

    ANTON Friday, 14 June 2013 04:13 AM

    BECAUSE KING KASYAPA DID NOT CONSUME BEER.

    Jay Friday, 14 June 2013 09:05 AM

    I agree . . . Sigiriya is not a place of religious sigificance. We would have had a fantastic opportunity to present Sri Lanka to Japanese tourists, whom we have so far failed to attract n any significant numbers. A classic case of taking our 'holier than thou' attitude too far!


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


How a little protest grew to a loud people’s roar

Back in 2019 the Sri Lankan citizenry elected the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime w

Continuing economic crisis in Sri Lanka and its far-reaching repercussions for women and girls

Soap, milk, and wheat are just a few of the necessities that are scarce in Sr

What’s next for the Sri Lankan Economy?

Monday’s briefing by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a rude awakeni

Who do we subsidize through fuel subsidies?

The economic crisis, the outcome of months of mismanagement by the Gotabaya R