Stemming from the wild Enrique Iglesias concert gave on Dec. 20, in Sri Lanka, the country’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, is moving to ban artists from performing in his land that causes audiences to act rowdy.
The President says, “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.
At the Ampara D.S. Senanayake National School, the President says the organizers of such indecent events should be punished for inviting these performers for they are destroying Sri Lanka’s proud culture.
“I don’t advocate that these uncivilized women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organized such an event should be,” he says. I would like to emphasize that such indecent concerts should not be given approval to be held in Sri Lanka again.”
It is yet to be announced who is still allowed to perform in Sri Lanka.