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Sri Lanka banned film Flying Fish, claimed it Insulted Government and Security Forces

Movie, Flying Fish was banned by the Govt. of Sri Lanka from being screened. The film was launched in 2011 and has won international recognition.

Jul 16, 2013 11:29 IST
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Flying Fish: Ban imposed on the film in Sri Lanka

The Government of Sri Lanka on 15 July 2013 announced a ban on the movie, Flying Fish. The government claimed that the film, Flying Fish, insulted the Government as well as the Security Forces of the country.

Lakshman Hulugalla, the Director General of the Government's Media Centre for National Security claimed that the Flying Fish was banned in Sri Lanka because, the creators of the film used images of the Sri Lankan military uniform, without permission from the Ministry of Defense.

Earlier, the Government suspended the Film Festival organized by the French embassy in Colombo after the screening of the film, Flying Fish. The film was directed by the Sri Lankan filmmaker, Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. The film had its world premiere in 2011. It has also won international recognition in film festivals across the world. 

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