24 Feb 2011

Cricket world cup song taken off air

6:41 am on 24 February 2011

Sri Lankan television and radio stations have been ordered to stop playing the country's official world cup cricket song because it insults rival teams.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the locally composed song to promote Kumar Sangakarra's side not be played as it contains lyrics insulting New Zealand, Australia, India, and England.

The song invites Sri Lankans to support their side by giving bird feed to Australian kangaroos, holding the jaws of New Zealand, shaking English palaces and melting Indian snow mountains.