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Government body to approve all song lyrics after singer distorts Buddhist hymn

The minister of cultural affairs, T.B. Ekanayake, announced that the government intends to amend the Public Performance Act, so that a body, entitled the Public Performance Board (PPB), would in future approve the lyrics and context of songs for public release.

The proposals were made after a young Sinhalese singer, Gayan Perara was accused to distorting a a Buddhist hymn or Gatha, in his latest release, 'Tiken Tika'.

Ven. Mahamega Pagnaratne thera of Sunethra Devi International Buddhist Centre, has reported filed a complaint with the Mirihana police force.

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