Proposed Google Loon project in danger

16 February 2017 02:36 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The proposed Google Loon project was facing an abrupt end as Google had started looking at other options, Minister of Technology Development Harin Fernando said today.

Minister Fernando told a media briefing that Google was looking towards launching the Loon Project in another country as a result of the delay on the part of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and as a result of negative publicity given by those who does not want the project to go through.

“Unfortunately Sri Lanka might lose an excellent opportunity and I have already informed about this situation to both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,” the Minister said.

“Google might go for another country as they might think Sri Lankan people are not ready for such a project, because of negative reports that were published,” he added.

At the same time he said Google was also lobbying with ITU to get the spectrum. (Yohan Perera)

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  Comments - 13

  • Sam Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:50 PM

    If only we could really have a loon free Sri Lanka.

    Senewi Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:59 PM

    Talking Bayila

    vini Thursday, 16 February 2017 07:15 PM

    When google started this project I wrote to the Daily Mirror saying that it is a loony project and it was not published. Now, everybody knows that it was a loony project.

    Amara Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:02 PM

    You have power to do anything. this government is failed isn't it?

    AlleHora Thursday, 16 February 2017 03:06 PM

    Blaming the Public for not getting project ? so Stupid

    wickremasinghe Thursday, 16 February 2017 03:20 PM

    Just like wifi,Ww and all the other promises.

    gobbaya Thursday, 16 February 2017 03:32 PM

    he can eat loon via DM Android App

    Maj Thursday, 16 February 2017 03:37 PM

    "That dog won't hunt"

    Dr.Watson Thursday, 16 February 2017 05:20 PM

    This whole project is looney!

    RW Thursday, 16 February 2017 05:25 PM

    gana madi nisa katchal demmawathda via DM iOS App

    Bala Thursday, 16 February 2017 05:35 PM

    The objection is not for the project itself but the sale of the spectrum bandwidth outright to Rama - a company not directly connected to Google.

    Haramanis Thursday, 16 February 2017 05:54 PM

    Another Hoaxwagon project

    hail UNp Thursday, 16 February 2017 05:52 PM

    So proud to be a UNPer via DM Android App

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