Rosy objects to using the name “Hellfire” for Colombo gig


Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake has objected to the name “Hellfire” being used for a music festival to be held near the Lotus Tower.

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has given approval for the concert to be held tomorrow (Friday) but has instructed the organisers not to display the name “Hellfire”.

The organiser of the concert, Thorz, made public a telephone conversation he had with the Mayor where she is heard urging the organisers to change the name of the event.

Senanayake told the organisers that she is not prepared to allow a concert with such a name to be approved.

“I would not like to see a hellfire concert in my city,” she is heard saying.

She said that there is stiff opposition to the concert because of the name.

Senanayake is also heard saying she will get monks and others to oppose the concert.

Thorz said that the music festival is not an attempt to promote Satan.

He said that the public are being misled over the intentions of the music festival.

The CMC Municipal Commissioner, has since approved the gig on the condition that the name “Hellfire” is not promoted at the event. (Colombo Gazette)

You may also like


Train services from Mahawa to Jaffna will be suspended for five months from 15 January 2023, Minister of Transport and Highways and Minister of Mass Media Bandula Gunawardena stated.


The Sri Lankan Government is currently aiding the repatriation of 85 Sri Lankans who agreed to return to the island following an illegal migration attempt, Foreign Minister Ali Sabry stated.


A 38-year-old individual has been brutally hacked to death this morning (28) in Mattakkuliya.


Minister of Transport and Highways Dr Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament today (28) that trains on the Northern railway line will end at Mahawa for a period of five months commencing 15th January 2023. The Minister said that repairs to the railway line between Mahawa and Jaffna will commence on 15th January and will be completed […]


The Court of Appeal has decided to inquire into the writ application filed by the social activist Oshala Herath seeking to invalidate State Minister Diana Gamage’s position as a Member of Parliament.The post Court of Appeal orders Immigration & Emigration Department to submit documents on Diana Gamage’s citizenship appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - O...


Sri Lanka s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry is scheduled to leave for Washington DC in the United States today on an official state visit and is expected to hold talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, tomorrow (29), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Entertainment:View All

Technology:View All

Local News

Local News

Sri Lanka News

@2022 - All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Rev-Creations, Inc