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Sri Lanka bans Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s LFF Favourite “Flying Fish”

The Sri Lankan government has banned a critically acclaimed film about the country’s Civil War as it “insults the government and its security forces”. Lakshman Hulugalla, the director general of the government’s Media Centre for National Security, says Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s “Flying Fish” has been banned because the film’s creators used …

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Commonwealth Lawyers call for boycott of Sri Lanka Commonwealth Summit

Lawyers from more than 50 countries are calling for Commonwealth nations to boycott this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka.  The November has attracted widespread criticism, particularly from Australia and Canada, over rights abuses by the Sri Lankan government of President Mahinda Rajapakse. The Commonwealth Lawyers …

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Anurag Kashyap to shoot ode to Mumbai in…Sri Lanka

Director Anurag Kashyap eagerly anticipated gangster drama ‘Bombay Velvet’ is to be filmed in Sri Lanka, the latest high-profile Indian production to make use of the splendid array of locations on the Island nation.  Bombay Velvet joins Deepa Mehta’s ‘Water’ and, most recently, ‘Midnight’s Children’, both of which were shot …

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Pro-opposition Tamil newspaper attacked in Sri Lanka

Journalists working for a pro-opposition Tamil newspaper in Sri Lanka have been assaulted in the latest attack on media organizations seen to be critical of the government. Six masked men had entered the offices of the Uthayan newspaper in Kilinochchi, northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday morning, beating up two members …

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