TRC raids illegal FM radio station at D'gala

1 January 2018 05:27 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An illegal FM radio station broadcasting from Deraniyagala was raided Sunday by Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) personnel.

TRC spokesman Kapila M. Gamage said the illegal broadcasting station was raided with the assistance of the after it was detected by modern searching devices.

“The main equipment which is need for radio broadcasting and several other supporting equipment were also seized. It is illegal to broadcast without a valid license issued by the TRC,” he said.

The Telecommunications Act No.25 of 1991 later amended by Act No.27 of 1996 states that it is illegal to broadcast radio frequencies without a valid broadcasting license and it is a punishable offence.

TRCSL Director General P.R.S.P. Jayathilake said several illegal radio stations were raided earlier and the people involved were produced in courts.

He said new automatic frequency detection equipment would be installed this year to detect any illegal radio broadcasting frequencies within a few minutes. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Yahiya Tuesday, 02 January 2018 08:41 AM

    TRC must support to them. They bring it on order.

    ANTON Tuesday, 02 January 2018 08:52 AM

    TAKE IT ON THE CHIN, IN THIS NEW YEAR WE WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL FUN WITH MUSIC.

    Lion Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:14 AM

    Not a crime, The man should be investigated and if his attempt is reasonable, TRC should consider to issue him at least a community radio license.

    pujith Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:31 AM

    This show clear message to community how the present government protect the media freedom of minor ethnic groups,....

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:41 AM

    It's easy to get around this law. Buy a big trawler. Register this for example under the flag of Panama. Then anchor outside the 3 miles zone of Sri Lanka. Then go on air with a good program and earn a lot of money with commercials.

    sachith Tuesday, 02 January 2018 12:17 PM

    TRC found this using modern searching devices? or just by rumors?


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