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Sri Lanka blocks Akon (Straits Times)

Mar 23, 2010 7:11:00 PM - yahoo.com
COLOMBO - SRI Lanka on Tuesday said it had refused US rap star Akon entry to the island following protests that a music video he produced was offensive to Buddhists. Director-General of Information Anusha Pelpita said Sri Lanka would not grant the US star a visa for next month's planned concert at a cricket ground in Colombo.