Colombo: Sri Lankan actors will now need
permission of Defence Ministry for donning military uniform
while portraying role of a security person in movies,
television serials and other media.
The move aims to standardise the use of military
uniforms, the ministry said in a statement.
"The rules and regulations regarding the use of the
uniform have been already imposed," the Defence Ministry said.
"Any person or organisation going against this
procedure would be liable to be prosecuted," it added.
However, the use of visuals in news telecasts of
security personnel in uniform will be allowed.