May 11, 2018

SLRC pays 170K for drama offered to Siyatha for 60K!

The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) has purchased a tele-drama paying Rs. 170,000 per episode which was earlier agreed to be given to Siyatha TV for Rs. 60,000 per episode, it is reported.

The tele-drama in question is ‘Awasan Inima’ which is being telecast from May 08.

According to reliable sources, two high ranking officers of the SLRC have made this purchase.

Due to the tele-drama’s main actor Dasun Nishan’s death by hanging himself, the script had to be changed and as a result it had to be re-produced. Due to this, it is said that there are faults in the production.

When asked about this issue, the head of the Siyatha channel Kelum Palitha Maheeratne told 'Sri Lanka Mirror' that the producer of the tele-drama ‘Awasan Inima’ had told him to pay her at least Rs. 50,000 per episode. However, he said he had not wanted to insult the producer and degrade her tele-drama and had agreed to pay her Rs. 60,000 per episode.

Meanwhile, it is reported that chairman of the SLRC - Ravi Jayawardena has initiated an inquiry into the matter.