The President said that his views on the concert have been used to disgrace him on the internet.
However he says he would not allow anybody who embraces alien cultures and give higher values for them to destroy Sri Lanka’s proud culture.
“I undertook the leadership of this country on January 08 with the objective of handing down a good and developed country for the future generation by safeguarding the culture and values with a proud history of thousands of years,” he said.
The President made these remarks at the ‘Shilpa – 2015’; National Handicraft Award Ceremony held today at the ‘Ape Gama’ premises in Battaramulla.
“The ideas I expressed regarding the musical show of a foreign singer, are now being used to disgrace me in the internet. Those who are doing this should remember that they are destroying their own proud culture and the pride of a great nation”, the President said.
The President urged all Sri Lankans to unite to take the country forward to conquer the world through innovative skills while protecting Sri Lanka’s heritage.
Earlier this week the President said the Enrique Iglesias concert staged in Colombo had a negative impact on local culture and tradition.
He said the concert saw some girls removing their undergarments and throwing it towards the singer while one girl got on stage and kissed him.
The President said that usually people will punish the girls for their behavior at the concert but he feels the punishment should be given to the organizers. (Colombo Gazette)