The government has stated that while Rs. Rs 475 million had been spent on the Indian International Film Awards (IIFA), only Rs. 25 million was earned through ticket sales.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa had informed this to parliament in response to an oral question posed by UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake.
Rajapaksa has stated in his answer that 25 VIP packages of US$ 10,000 each have been sold.
The answer that was tabled in parliament states that some of the celebrities who have been invited had not participated in the event.