Summons issued on Handagama over Aksharaya episode
Colombo Additional Magistrate Kumari Abayaratne ordered summons to be
issued on film producer, Asoka Handagama who is alleged to have employed
a minor to appear in several obscene scenes in his controversial
He was charged under the provisions of the penal code. Police
Children and Women Bureau OIC Buddhika Balachandra prosecuted.
Investigations were initiated on a complaint by dramatist
Fourteen witnesses, among who were former Public Performance Board
Chairman, Prof. Somaratne Balasuriya, the minor and his mother, were
listed as prosecution witnesses.