UNP Parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe questioned how it is that the government is giving the green light for award winning singers Nelly and Sean Kingston to perform in Sri Lanka and yet had issues with Akon a few years ago.
Reading off an entertainment news item from the Colombo Gazette, the MP told Parliament that both Nelly and Sean Kingston will be performing in Sri Lanka in July as part of a concert organised by the Carlton Sports club.
He refrained from mentioning the name of MP Namal Rajapaksa who was quoted in the news item announcing the arrival of Nelly and Kingston to Sri Lanka for the concert.
Senasinghe said that Nelly and Sean Kingston were associated with an organisation which was misusing the name of Buddha and as a country which has very strong Buddhist values it was surprising that Nelly and Sean Kingston will be allowed to perform in Sri Lanka.
“I remember there was a big issue about Akon just because there was a small picture of Buddha in one of his videos,” the MP said.
He also tabled in parliament the names of the organisations Nelly and Sean Kingston are associated with.
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa who is involved with Carlton, tweeted this week saying that the two big names will be in Sri Lanka for the concert on the 12th of July.
This will be the first time that two massively popular singers will be on one stage on the same day in Sri Lanka.
The Facebook event page of the concert said that more details including about ticket sales will be announced later. (Colombo Gazette)