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* A movie in the works on assassinated Sri Lankan journalist Richard de Zoysa
Wed, Jul 16, 2014, 11:23 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 16, Colombo: Production of a film based on the character of the mother of assassinated famous Sri Lankan journalist Richard de Zoysa has been started, film industry sources of Sri Lanka says.

The filming of the movie ceremonially started under the patronage of President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa recently.

The film is based on the story of the untiring struggle of Richard's mother to arrest and punish the perpetrators of the killing of her son.

Richard de Zoysa, a TV presenter, journalist and writer of English language, was abducted and killed reportedly by police death squad in 1989 during the time of late President R. Premadasa.

In 2005, two suspects were indicted for the murder of the journalist but the Colombo High Court acquiited them for the lack of evidence against them.

Nilendra Deshapriya of Sri Lanka's Sirasa TV will direct the movie and Minister Bandula Gunawardena will produce.

Internationally acclaimed actress Swarna Mallawaarachchi has been selected for the role of Manorani Sarawanamuttu, the mother of murdered journalist.

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