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FILM DIRECTOR FLIES BACK TO CHENNAI TO OBTAIN THE ROBBED FILM “PRABHAKARAN” TAKEN BY A MOB

By Walter Jayawardhana

scene from Prabhakaran

The director of the film entitled Prabhakaran, gave up his hospital bed protest fast and proceeded to Gemini Colour Laboratories, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to obtain his robbed film by a suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) instigated mob.

Sri Lankan government sources said he traveled to Chennai with special security provided by the Indian government on the request of the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama.
Sources close to his family said the Indian Central government intervened on behalf of the victim and instructed the Tamil Nadu authorities to obtain the film snatched from the hands of the director, Thushara Peiris at the Gemini Colour laboratories by the mob.

After the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister told the producer of the film that New Delhi would intervene in the matter , Thushara peiris with laceration injuries to his backand a broken nose caused by the marauding mob provoked by suspected LTTE elements in the city discharged himself from the Nawaloka Hospital where he started the protest fast and flew to Chennai with the producer of the film , Saman Chandrasiri, the sources said.

The injured director started his protest fast , March 26th and gave it up March 27th after Sri Lankan Foreign Minister promised to intervene.

According to the mob , Peiris said, they were furious that he had made an anti-Tamil film , a canard believed to have been spread by the LTTE.

Sri Lankan cinema artists who were very supportive of the Director were flocked to his private hospital room, sources said.

“By attacking the the director , the LTTE has given, unprecedented publicity to the film because of the number of headlines it made in Colombo and Chennai,’ the sources said.
Famous actress Nilmini Tennekoon fed him when he decided to give up his fast.

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