In the wake of the “Buddhists” Vs Akon incident, another storm is brewing around the SLC World Cup Mascot and Ticket launch event to be held at the Colombo Hilton on Good Friday (02/04/2010). The event is tagged a ‘Tamasha’, which I had to look up, and apparently is a Urdu word for ‘show’ or ‘spectacle’. Well you learn something new everyday, I guess. Here are some very creative excerpts from the letters written to The Daily Mirror;
“We therefore request the President to intervene as he is the only one who can and has the power, capability, leadership and understanding to cancel this event as he did in the Akon show. After all does not the UPFA depend a lot on the Catholic and Christian votes?
I would like to request all those decent men and women who have been invited to this tamasha on Good Friday to show their protest by boycotting the event which is not about promoting the world cup but about boosting the egos of some individuals who are basking in political patronage. I appeal to our Buddhist friends who have also been invited to boycott the event.
Sadly today cricket is no more the gentleman’s game and is no longer run by the white man. Cricket is today run by the black new rich Asians and the game has fallen to appalling levels. Just look at the Indian IPL and the number of times the four letter word beginning with F is used when bowlers take a wicket.
Now Sri Lanka is being dictated to by these new rich black Asians and some people running Sri Lanka Cricket have become slaves to them.
The Island reports that the event will be going ahead as planned.
There’s nothing else to say but as watch these good people get their knickers in a twist. It has become a well enjoyed past time of Sri Lankans now, might as well enjoy the show.
[Thanks to Raj for bringing this to our attention and for posting the news article]