Colombo: Ravana Balaya (Ravana Force), a Buddhist monk nationalist group, staged a demonstration in front of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) headquarters here on Monday in protest against an ICC faux pas during the opening ceremony of the Champions Trophy in Cardiff.
The group blamed the SLC for its inability to lodge a complaint to the ICC for playing a Hindi song in place of Sri Lanka's national at the Champions Trophy opening ceremony last week. (Adjoining is a representational image)
"This is a betrayal of the nation. The SLC must explain why a Hindi song was played in place of our national anthem," Venerable Ittakande Saddhatissa of the Ravana Balaya said.