Enrique Iglesias: Sri Lanka’s president says gig organisers ‘should be whipped’
Posted on December 27th, 2015

Courtesy Independent (UK)

President Maithripala Sirisena said women running on stage to kiss the singer and throwing their underwear at him was ‘most uncivilised’

Sri Lanka’s president says the organisers of an Enrique Iglesias gig should be whipped, as punishment over the behaviour of some female fans.

President Maithripala Sirisena said local women running on stage to kiss the singer and throwing their underwear at him during a concert in Colombo on 20 December was “most uncivilised”.

“This is most uncivilised behaviour that goes against our culture,” President Sirisena told a public meeting.

“I don’t advocate that these uncivilised women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organised such an event should be.”

Whipping with “toxic stingray tails” refers to an ancient punishment reserved for hardened criminals in medieval Sri Lanka.

Public displays of affection are frowned upon in conservative Sri Lankan society.

Police are known to have arrested couples for kissing in public parks.

The concert was part of the Latin pop star’s Love and Sex world tour.

12 Responses to “Enrique Iglesias: Sri Lanka’s president says gig organisers ‘should be whipped’”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Oh No
    Looks like President is trying to introduce ISIS policies. Or a secret admirer of Sharia law.

  2. Nanda Says:

    In a way he is right. We should not follow the west and let those young rich Colombians chance to bring USA to Colombo.

    But there are more important issues he should realise wrong and address them NOW.

    1. Give his brother a job he is worthy ( may be Manager of a Cooperative shop)
    2. Don’t interfere with the justice system but get rid of rouge judges.
    3. If you want to bring your children into politics let them start from grassroots.
    4. Sack all the rouge Ministers and MPs.
    5. Punish police and CID rouges and reinstate law and order. Make sure they catch the right suspect not the innocent.

    After this is done you can eat ice cream. Now you can even afford Kiri Hodi.

  3. crobe Says:

    Sanga and Mahela to the front of the line as they are part of the company that organized the event.

    MS also has the perfect sidekick to enforce these laws in CBK. Does anyone remember how her thugs stripped women naked and had them march during the Wayamba elections in 1999?

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    This is Maru Sira’s ANOTHER REVENGE act. Sanga REFUSED to become SL high commissioner to UK and now this is the REVENGE.

    What a revengeful person we have as president!! He HID these before the election.

    He should have sent those NAKED FARMERS to the concert!!!

  5. NAK Says:

    Pacha sira is only trying to divert attention from the pathetic situation his government is in by whipping up a deer pelt at home. Those who attend these type events give a damn about our culture and values. They live in a different world and as if Sirisena didn’t know about it.
    Foolish Sira is exhibiting how foolish he is by opening his mouth,if not for him many in the country wouln’t even have known about the incident!!!

  6. NAK Says:

    Isn’t it strange that pacha sira blames the organizers of the event and not the parents of these girls for their poor upbringing?

  7. Christie Says:

    This Indian sucker “Hon President” voted in by the Indian colonial parasites block vote has forgotten how he sat hours on a police station bench trying to get his son bailed out for attacking the husband of a woman who he wanted to have sex with his mates and no love.

    The President should go and see Sigiriya Frescoes and read Salalihini Sandheshaya to understand Sinhala culture.

    His son mentioned above is in London looking at East European lasses displaying their wares while his so called Sinhala girl frien is in waiting. What f–king bastards are they?

  8. Christie Says:

    ගරු ජඩාදිපති ඉන්දියානු ගැතියා යහලුවන් සමග එකතුව විවාහක ගහැනියකුගේ මිනිහට ගහලා පොලිස් කූඩුවේ සිටි පුතා බේරාගන්න පොලිස් බන්කුවේ පැයගනන් ලැගපු දිනේ අමතක වෙලා වගේ.
    ඒ පුතා දැන් ලන්ඩන්වල යුරෝපියන් කෙල්ලන්ට කෙල හල හලා ඉන්නවලු උගෙ කෙල්ල ලන්කාවෙ වේලෙනවලු.
    ලොක්ක සිගිරි ලඳුන්ට තනපට අන්දන්න්න යනවලු. අනික මිනිහ සැලලිහිනි සන්දෙශය කියවලා නැතුව වගේ.

  9. Asanga Says:

    Dear Mr. President,
    Thank you so much for pointing out this uncivilized behaviour of this girl who as you said should be whipped with a ‘Madu Waligey’ just like in glorious Saudi Arabia and the other open-minded ‘civilized’ countries in the middle east..

    I mean why should we be concerned about such trivial matters like abuse of minor children, ethanol, ecstasy when what we should really worry about is some hormone-charged girl getting on stage to kiss her idol??!!

    I am sure your totally understanding, completely open friends in the United States political circles also are in complete agreement with you.

    Let’s get our finance minister to give tax relief to importers of toxic stingray tails-its for the benefit of our culture no?

  10. Asanga Says:


    “ලොක්ක සිගිරි ලඳුන්ට තනපට අන්දන්න්න යනවලු. අනික මිනිහ සැලලිහිනි සන්දෙශය කියවලා නැතුව වගේ.”

    Well said.

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    Cricket and concerts from abroad ‘modernises’ and connects the outside world to Sri Lanka, especially for the younger set.

    This is a sensitive topic.

    There ought to be space and areas for young people court in privacy. False values and morality will not get us anywhere.
    Public displays of excesses which can offend others sensibilities ought to be avoided. Parents and teachers have to talk to the young folk of these things.

    GoSL should seriously consider handing out free birth control material to all adults needing such material, to contain population growth, and unwanted pregnancies which some resort to terminate through dangerous illegal abortions. An unwanted child is the saddest thing on Earth. Stop such events happening.

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !! Cricket and Concerts “”Modernise””…..the younger set. Will appreciate if you would read all the news about this ONE MAN CONCERT JUST FOR ONE HOUR, with FREE BOOZE TO BOOT. You are free to express your thoughts.

    ***There ought to be space and areas for young people to court in privacy*** Shocking. I believe, you mean more BROTELS, and Public Courting Cubicles. Excellent for the Younger generation.

    Your last para is diametrically opposite to what you recommend, aforesaid.

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