TNL Chairman Shan Wickremesinghe today said the move to shut down their Polgahawela transmission centre was not only unjust but also sudden and that he would take legal action against the TRCSL.
He said he was not informed of the court order which had been obtained by the TRCSL to search the transmission centre.
“The TRC has obtained the warrant on false grounds. We have been paying for the transmission centre for 25 years up to December in 2016. Afterwards, the TRCSL informed us there is an issue with the frequencies. Therefore, I stopped making any further payments awaiting clarification from the TRCSL on the issue of new invoices. Though we gave them several reminders, the TRCSL failed to send us new invoices. The fault is at their end,” Mr.Wickremesinghe told Daily Mirror.
He said the TNL has nine transmission centres including the one at Polgahawela and that the TRCSL has informed him they would raid other centres as well.
“They said they would inspect the transmission centres at Karagahathenna and Hanthana as well. Closing down of the Polgahawela centre had already affected the TNL transmission in many areas. I will sue the TRCSL demanding compensation for the obstruction it had caused and the equipment it had confiscated,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Saradiel Tuesday, 5 June 2018 20:20
If what you say is true and you can prove them, agree that TRCSL has been unfair in their action. Specially if you have been following up in writing about the matter. In that scenario there got to be some reason and/or a person behind this.
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Gamaya Tuesday, 5 June 2018 20:34
Mr Sirisena you have proved to be a coward. Dont resort to dirty tricks when you can't face the free media. You are no better than MR who you said was a despot and won the election through the free media including TNL. Shame Shame Shame
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Arnold Gunawardena Tuesday, 5 June 2018 21:03
Amazing! that is how pm,s own brother has been treated. what can punchi singhos can expect from the govt.
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Duminda Tuesday, 5 June 2018 21:19
By shutting down one sided decision of TNL is one of the darkest era for freedom of speech in Sri Lanka history. Truth cannot hide
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VJ Wednesday, 6 June 2018 13:17
This is not a normal TRC action, it is obvious the decesion has been forced on the Institution. Who ever is behind this is a coward.
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