Opposition leader of the Sabaragamuwa PC Ranjan (One shot) Ramanayake yesterday said that he would move the judiciary against the PPB (Public Performance Board) to thwart an attempt to senselessly cut his new movie Leader .
Accusing PPB Chief Asoka Serasinghe of targeting Leader , Ramanayaka urged the official not to play politics with the movie. `We have spent over Rs forty million,` he said, of which Rs 4 million was taken from the Film Corporation as a loan after it had scrutinised the script.
Ramanayaka said that he would seek a meeting with Cultural Affairs Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene to discuss the issue. He dismissed criticism that some scenes of Leader would ridicule politicians in the eyes of the people. `Dirty politics is nothing new. People are aware of what is going on,` he said.