Organizers of the Akon concert which was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka last Saturday but later had to be cancelled, have begun refunding the cost of the tickets purchased, officials said adding that the rescheduled concert in the Maldives was also postponed.
“We have already begun refunding the tickets. Those who purchased tickets from Dialog and Cinnamon Grand Hotel will be refunded on Thursday 29th April,” an official at Platinum Entertainment told Daily Mirror online.
The concert by Akon was to be held in Sri Lanka last Saturday but had to be cancelled as a result of protests by some groups who charged that the singer had disrespected Buddhism by having a group of semi-nude dancers perform in front of a Buddha statue in one of his videos.
Platinum Entertainment had later made arrangements to have the concert in the Maldives and had the support of the Maldives government for the concert as well. However when contacted by Daily Mirror online today Platinum Entertainment said the concert had been “postponed” but could not comment on the reasons behind the postponement.