• National Film Corporation was the responsible body for film distribution. Then the private sector was granted power to distribute films by government  circular in 1997 (DMS 360/NFC/P).

Following circuits are the responsible bodies for film distribution.

  • Lanka Film Distributors Pvt Limited [LFD]
  • E.A.P. Films and Theaters Pvt Limited [EAP]
  • Movie Producers and Importers Pvt Limited. [MPI]
  • Cinema Entertainment Pvt Limited. [CEL]
  • Rithma Circuit(NFC).
  • Condition Report from NFC and the approval certificate of Public Performance Board should be obtained prior to the distribution of films.