08 June 2013
Sri Lanka is reportedly indignant at the snubbing of the Sinhala national anthem in favour of a Hindi song at the opening ceremony of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Champions Trophy tournament.
Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) media manager Rajitha Fernando told the Nation newspaper:
“SLC had specifically sent the Sri Lankan national anthem to the ICC to be aired during the opening ceremony. Therefore, it is quite strange how a Hindi song was played following our captain’s speech,”
Sri Lankan Buddhist organisation Ravana Balaya are expected to protest, demanding an apology from the ICC for playing a Hindi song.
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