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Kuwaiti authorities under pressure to explain how celebrations were suspended

April 26, 2010

A Kuwaiti lawmaker has asked the interior minister to explain the suspension of the Sri Lankan new year celebrations on Friday. The day-long festivities organised by the Sri Lankan embassy at Al Jahra Stadium, 32 kilometres north west of Kuwait City, were cancelled hours before their scheduled end after angry Kuwaitis invaded the field...
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Angry Kuwaitis disrupt Sri Lankan celebrations

April 25, 2010

A massive Sri Lankan celebration was interrupted after angry Kuwaitis claimed that the cultural gathering was breaking Islamic rules. More than 5,000 Sri Lankans, including K.S.C. Dissanayake, their ambassador to Kuwait, had to leave the Jahra stadium after Kuwaiti Islamists invaded the field and pressed organizers to suspend the celebration and threatened to escalate...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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  • Bahrain Tribune
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