Eight persons including a lawyer were taken into custody by the Borella police under suspicion of producing a defamatory documentary on Sri Lanka Army at a house in Narahenpita.
Five individuals among the arrested are residents of Jaffna. Investigations have revealed that two of the suspects had migrated to India.
After shooting the film in India the suspects had brought it to Sri Lanka for dubbing. Police said the documentary contained scenes portraying the Sri Lanka Army as an immoral, inhumane and atrocious group.
During the raid, the Police seized the video cassette of the film and the tools and equipment used by them to dub the film.(Muditha Dayananda)