No Visa for AKON says govt.
March 24, 2010 7 Comments
So AKON’s visa has been rejected. No surprise. After yesterdays press conference by the National Sanga Council I had my money on the govt stepping in to ban AKON from coming to Sri Lanka and as predicted the govt has acceded to the demands of the extremists and once again proved that we are a de facto theocracy. Bravo! or maybe the govt had the security of its people in mind.
On the bright side of things at least we can rejoice that no innocents would get hurt and killed at the concert, for if the concert was held on the due date I also had my money on someone going postal in the name of safeguarding Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
This has been quite a learning experience, we saw the level to which the pious would swoop down to in order to “safeguard” their faith and we also saw a lot of criticism leveled against the most violent of the pious especially on the blogsphere. We do still have decent folk in this country after all. It may not be the majority but I’m confident that it will grow in numbers as the pious continue to demonstrate their affinity to violence and moblike behaviour