Sri Lanka Culture Ministry to censor Teledramas and songs

Feb 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Culture and the Arts says it plans to bring a new bill soon to censor Teledramas and songs deemed unsuitable for all audience.

With the implementation of the proposed act, the Teledrama producers will have to obtain the approval for the production from the Public Performances Control Board before telecasting it through TV channels.

The song writers will have to submit their lyrics to the Public Performances Control Board and the songs will be inspected by the board even after music is composed, the Ministry says.

So far, the Public Performance Control Board viewed, granted approval or censored only movies and drama before they were to be shown to public.

A Ministry spokesman said that the move is due to complaints from the public over the unsuitable content of the teledrama and songs for all the audience.

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