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Artistes against Somaratna Dissanaike on 55 copies issue
The Sri Lanka Film Director' Guild has made an announcement saying that whoever who releases 55 copies of a film under the present condition in which the Sri Lankan film industry is facing, is unfair, unjustified and not moralistic.
It is director Somaratna Dissanaike who has taken this decision to release 55 copies of his film Siriperakum for exhibition.
" According to the announcement of the Directors, the total number of film halls in Sri Lanka is 160 in number and the number of film halls suitable for exhibiting Sinhala films is only 80. When the situation is such, it is not justified to release more than 35 copies by a producer for his film only. By acting otherwise, it most unjustifiably blocks the space or opportunity for exhibition of other films in the waiting-list.
But now we have been informed that a certain film producer has not taken those points into consideration and is preparing to release 55 copies of his film. Behaving in that manner means that he is acting in a selfish way in not considering the present state in which the film industry is in and is violating the policies of the government", the announcement says.
Among film artistes who have signed the announcement are, Dr.Dharmasena Pathiraja, Dr.Malini Fonseka, Dr.Sumithra Peiris, Prasanna Withanage, Bennet Ratnayaka, Udayakantha Warnasooriya, Jackson Anthony, Buddhi Keerthisena, Prasanna Jayakody, Jayantha Chandrasiri, Dharmasiri Bandaranaike, Chandran Ratnam, Ashoka Handagama, Vimukthi Jayasundera, Sunil Soma Peiris, Senesh Bandara Dissanaike, Chandraratna Mapitigama, Sarath Dharmasiri and Tissa Liyanasooriya.
to taste on the sly
Illicit hunting of wild life violating environmental regulations in the Udawalawe National Park as well as the Lunugamvehera National Park has escalated by now. Hunting of deer and wild boar in these two National Parks is being carried on quite openly.
As a result, hunters in surrounding areas engaged in hunting in these National Parks supply game to restaurants on a commercial basis with the aid of village headmen and hunting of animals in the Udawalawe and Lunugamvehera National Parks has begun to increase. Hunters who get access to these Parks carry
I did reporting from the front line after telling lies to home-people
Saman Kumara Ramawickrema who engaged himself as a special correspondent keeping the public informed throughout the humanistic operations which defeated the Tiger terrorists has exposed to the Sunday Mawbima about a number of experiences which he faced during that period and have so far not been revealed. This occasion which commemorates the Victory Day brings to memory to Sri Lankans the series of those events. Seen below are such memories.
*The news that the LTTE had been completely defeated had been announced for the first time by you. What do you think of it today?
It was I who got the opportunity to present the news that the war was over at the moment when it ended on May 18,2009. When the final fusillade was fired in Vellamullivaikkal it was I who told the entire nation that that was the last volley of firing. Today it's 4 years since that statement was made. When comparing other countries, for example, after it was announced that the Gulf War was over, after 2 or months later, there was the case of an explosion of a car
Breaking up families
similar to Ananthariya Paapa Karma
Now everybody knows the story of how tele actress Semini got involved in litigation with tele actress. She is still in a fit of anger over this.
Sometime back, among invitees for a wedding anniversary, Damitha was among them and even appeared for photographs as one of Semini's best friends. But now the two of them are supposed to be not on good terms. What appears now is that she has developed a hatred towards the other. Following are the ideas she expressed at a newspaper interview.
*How are proceedings going on in your case?
It'll be taken up in July. I have been so informed from my side.
*Didn't a third party make an effort to settle this?
I went into litigation in this manner because of the pain and displeasure I suffered over this incident. I have a family. I have a husband who is extremely patient. If not for such a situation, my family may have broken up. What if I had to face such circumstances?
I am saying this on a common basis. Like in our field, some people in other fields too in this society do things in a selfish manner. They like to break up happy family lives ... they like to spread rumours and wrong information in a way that families break up. I too faced that situation. Actually, what I think is that breaking up peaceful families is similar to Ananthariya Paapa Karma. As such, a third-party should be left aside and a solution to this problem must be found by seeking the support of the law. The other thing is, after a problem is 'launched', a third-party is of no use. It's only before a problem crops up that one should think that such a thing should not happen. The thing is, not to patch up things after 'launching' a problem.
Lakbima news narrative -- Saman Priyankara Nammunige
Nugegoda car sale owner imported vans and cars
on pretext of importing pushbikes, arrested
Importers of vehicles these days are in for a bad time because of being asked to pay a high duty. It is a big problem for them to sell the vehicle after paying such a high fee after releasing it from the port. It was learned yesterday of a special kind of businessman who had thought of a fine strategy to be employed in this connection. What he had done was import 2 motor vehicles and 2 Hiace vans for which a high duty is levied; by saying that some machines and push bicycles are being brought.
These vehicles have been packed in a 40 feet container. These 4 vehicles which had a value of 150 lakhs, it is said, had been dismantled and then packed into the container. This container had been directed to an address of a shop in Keyzer Street by a person carrying on an import-export car sale in Nugegoda area. Though what was mentioned was spare parts and push bicycles, a tip off had been given that there were no such things inside, and as a result, the container was subject to supervision at the Orugodawatta yard by customs officers.
The suspected businessman as well as the clerk concerned was taken into custody for having tried to lead custom officers astray and for importing vehicles fraudulently. Further inquiries in the case are being conducted.