BENNETT RATHNAYAKE v. THE SRI LANKA RUPAVAHINI CORPORATION AND OTHERS | 199 2SLR 93

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The petitioner produced a Sinhala telefilm entitled “Makara Vijithaya” at a cost,
he said, of Rs. 2.3 million. The 1st respondent Corporation refused to telecast
the petitioner’s telefilm during “prime time” for telefilms of that type, viz between
8.30 pm and 9.00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The telefilm was
reviewed on three occasions by different boards. On each occasion the
decision was adverse to the petitioner. But he was not told who the members
of the board were, how they had been appointed, what procedure they
would follow, what criteria they would apply, what their views were about the
film and the reasons for the decision.

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