‘Maaru Thadam’ screening banned in Jaffna

maaru_410pxSri Lankan Police has ordered a ban on a special screening of ‘Maaru Thadam’ a Tamil  film made in Switzerland at ‘Raja’ cinema, one of the oldest cinema halls in Jaffna.

Directed by Sri Lankan born Tamil S.K. Ramanatas who presently lives in Switzerland, the film ‘Maaru Thadam’ has a cast consisting of youths living in Jaffna.

The two-and-a-half-hour film has been approved for screening by the State Film Corporation, and Jaffna Municipal Council permission too, has been obtained but the Jaffna police stopped it being screened.

A Tamil who came to watch the film said thjat ”This is the live we live in, Jaffna which is run by Sri Lankan Military”.

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