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Sangha Council wants Oktoberfest cancelled

13 August 2014 07:59 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Members of the National Sangha Council today met the Commissioner General of the Excise Department and urged him to stop the German (Bavarian) Cultural event Oktoberfest to be held at Havelock Park from October 7 to October 12 saying the fest was against cultural norms of Sri Lanka. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

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  • roshan Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:36 AM

    sri lanka another afganistan

    Sampath Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:40 AM

    We have to listen to the monks. This festival is a disgrace to the country.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:45 AM

    Can you all stop the Night Races in Kandy. No... like-wise you all cannot cancel this event for sure.

    roshan Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:13 AM

    [quote name="Sampath"]We have to listen to the monks. This festival is a disgrace to the country.[/quote]
    so having a fun time without harming any one is considered a disgrace is it ?

    Namal Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:13 AM

    What about Sri Lankans living abroad celebrating the Sinhala / Tamil New year in parks & stadiums?

    Ranjith Silva Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:29 AM

    We will support to invade the ground.

    Saman Kumara Wednesday, 13 August 2014 03:49 PM

    So getting drunk at funerals is a cultural thing??? or is it a sri lankan habit!!! its a private party where people pay to go have a good time!!! We have a right to do so!!! otherwise we should stop people having parties at their houses also!!!

    Ranjith 2 Thursday, 14 August 2014 05:09 AM

    [quote name="Ranjith Silva"]We will support to invade the ground.[/quote]

    And Eat the German Sausage - is that your Goal Mr Ranjith.

    TMA Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:04 AM

    That's done in civilized countries my friend

    sithum Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:07 AM

    I just don't get it.. Y ppl can't enjoy a bit in srilanka.. No harm done... Sad :-(

    mahinda Friday, 15 August 2014 04:19 PM

    once in a while. Let them enjoy

    Sangaralingham Saturday, 23 August 2014 03:10 AM

    Share and live join other future with enthusiasm and see the glory of the individual and universe

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