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'Flying Fish' “ CID quiz production company officials

2013 Jul 16

The Production Company officials  of the international award winning Sinhala film ‘Igilena Malu’ (Flying Fish) that was subjected to controversy after its screening at a French Film Festival held last week -- were questioned by the CID yesterday

Asia Digital Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd., Consultant and Movie Director Kelum Palitha Mahirathne speaking to Daily Mirror said, “I was questioned by CID officials concerning basic details about the film such as inspirations or influences that led to the making of the movie. I provided all the details I was aware of, which was not much, as even I haven’t watched the film entirely. . .”

He said the film was produced four years ago but they were not planning to release it in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Mahirathne said the CID officials had requested a copy of the movie as well.

“This movie was produced to lend a helping hand to a young, up and coming film director. We have agreed to provide a copy to the CID and we will be providing every detail necessary to assist its investigations,” he said.

The film was subjected to criticism and controversy last week after it was screened at a French Film Festival held at the BMICH. It was criticized for content that is alleged to have depicted derogatory material on the Sri Lankan armed forces. The BMICH took immediate steps to suspend the film festival.

National Security Media Centre Director Lakshman Hulugalle said an investigation was launched into the film and its contents. (By Lakna Paranamanna)

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