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Charge sheet against ‘Aksharaya’ director withdrawn

(lankadissent)Friday, 12 December 2008 16:01
The children’s and Women’s Bureau has withdrawn a charge  sheet against director Ashoka Handagama for having used a minor in a nude scene for his film ‘Aksharaya’ or ‘Letter or Fire.’
Colombo additional magistrate Kumari Abeyratne yesterday (Dec. 11th) permitted the withdrawal by the Bureau following advice by the attorney general.
A case was filed against the director on the instructions of the AG under Clause 286 (B) 1 of the Penal Code.
When the additional magistrate took up a motion, Sergeant Priyanthi of the Bureau said that deputy solicitor general Jayantha Jayasuriya, on behalf of the AG, had informed them of faults in the charge sheets.
The matter will be taken up again on January 18th.

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