Govt. ‘killed’ my role – Benaragama; Yasas’s ‘And Company’ banned
Actor Jagath Benaragama says a popular channel has ‘killed’ the role he was playing in a tele drama, as he is contesting the upcoming provincial council polls from an opposition party.
He says the role he had been playing in the tele drama was a key one, but that it had been ‘killed’ in a clear example of how the government treats its political opponents. Also, the telecasting of two more tele dramas in which he was involved has been postponed indefinitely. Benaragama is contesting from Colombo on Sarath Fonseka’s Democratic Party ticket
The popular political satire telecast on Swarnavahini ‘ And Company’ in which the veteran actor, Ravindra Yasas plays a main role has been suddenly banned from telecast without providing any explanation, reports say. The popular actor is to stand in for the provincial council election from Kautara district under Democratic Party ticket.
Commenting on the banning of ‘And Company’ Ravindra Yasas has told ‘ Lanka E News’ website that it is a severe violence inflicted upon aesthetic values of the public by the rulers in order to take revenge from him. He has further expressed his grief towards the government for engaging in such shameful activites.
Meanwhile, the role of Jagath Benaragama in the drama ‘Pabasara’, who is also standing in for the election from Colombo district under Democratic Party ticket, has been suddenly killed and dumped into a lake. The drama was telecast in every weekday in ITN.
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