The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) raided one of the cinemas at the Majestic City complex and found bugs on some of the seats.
The raid was conducted following a complaint made by a patron.
CMC said in a statement that health inspectors had conducted the raid on the advice of Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake.
CMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni and his staff were involved in the raid.
The CMC said that after the bugs were found an order was given to remove the carpets and seats to inspect the cinema further.
Instructions were also issued to shut down the cinema pending further investigations.
Meanwhile, Executive Director of the C.T. Holdings PLC, Sanjay Niles has said that an investigation was launched over the incident where bugs were found in one cinema owned and managed by C.T. Holdings at the Majestic City complex.
Niles also expressed regret over the incident. (Colombo Gazette)