WEB DESK: Sir Lankan cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are issued with legal action by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and condemnation by the public for mismanaging a recent concert ‘Sex and Love’ by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias organised by the company Live Events, which is owned by the two cricketers.
“The event has caused a loss of 20.9 million rupees to the CMC,” the Sir Lankan newspaper quoted Municipal Revenue Officer R. D. Silva as saying.
“The department is planning to sue the event organisers if they do not compensate us,” the official said.
The simple concert became controversial when intoxicated women offended concert audience by stripping off their clothes.
The Sir Lankan president said on Sunday that he does not advocate that these ‘uncivilised’ women who offended the audience should be beaten with ‘toxic stingray tails’, but those who organised such an event should be, according to AFP.
Live Events admitted that security “failed alarmingly” and apologised for the “negative experience” during the one-hour concert in Colombo on December 20.
“Although we know an apology or refund cannot fully satiate your disappointment, we wish to reiterate that we remain fully committed to all of you and our country,” the cricketing duo said.
“A full and thorough internal inquiry is ongoing into all areas of concern.”
They also denied allegations that they had dodged paying local municipal taxes amounting to nearly 30 million rupees ($215,000).
Source: Agencies/Times of India