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By Indika Sri Aravinda 


The Siyatha television station which was attacked earlier today will go on air using its test transmission till it resumes normal broadcasts sometime next week, Roshantha Kariyapperuma Chairman of Voice of Asia, the broadcasting company of Siyatha TV told Daily Mirror online.

More than 40 computers, several air-conditioning units and other electronic equipment have been damaged due to the fire. The Main Control Room (MCR) of the Siyatha television was also damaged so the network is unable to broadcast at the moment. The radio stations also have been interrupted

There were no threats against the radio and TV stations, we have not insured the equipment as well, Kariyapperuma said.

Meanwhile Director General of Government Information, Ariyaratne Athugala stated that usually if a radio or television station did not   broadcast for 24 hours the broadcast license could be revoked and that the station could be taken over by the government.

However he noted that in the case of Siyatha because of the special circumstances such action will not be taken. (Daily Mirror online)  


SEE VIDEO:
http://video.dailymirror.lk/videos/599/siyatha-media-under-attack


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  • Geronimo Friday, 30 July 2010 01:42 PM

    Makes one wonder just who may have been behind the fiasco,doesn't it????

    chandika Friday, 30 July 2010 03:25 PM

    The culprits will be caught I’m 100% sure. If LTTE hard core personal could be caught in foreign soil, this is a walk in the park for our intelligence services (!?).

    Lankanlion Friday, 30 July 2010 03:27 PM

    Unfortunately Sri Lanka is still under the grip of terrorism. Earlier it was Velu. Now.. Who is going to liberate Sri Lanka?

    d.Rajapakse Friday, 30 July 2010 06:04 PM

    No Private Media, No Journalist, No Opposing Independent Agent, is safe, in Sri Lanka!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 30 July 2010 09:55 AM

    Even when there is a tragedy like this, Government Information Director is talking of rules and regulations with threats of revocaion of licences etc. What an insensitive government.

    bugger Friday, 30 July 2010 10:00 AM

    Excellent. Going off air will encourage these types of attacks.

    Bakamoona Friday, 30 July 2010 10:16 AM

    Bravo. Subha Anagathayak !

    rudi Friday, 30 July 2010 10:17 AM

    Good on you mate, don't let these goons frighten you to meet their ends.

    jeena Friday, 30 July 2010 10:23 AM

    always insure your valuables....anything can happen anytime !

    Patriot Friday, 30 July 2010 10:32 AM

    Is this what the majority voted for, really.....so you have it!! Enjoy while it lasts for the next 20 years!!!

    Rahmathullah Friday, 30 July 2010 10:32 AM

    So the Government has planned to take it over discreetly.

    Neil Friday, 30 July 2010 11:35 AM

    Any political involment.is it?

    Mans Friday, 30 July 2010 11:55 AM

    It desnt matter the owner is suppoting SF or a tamil or a UNP or a muslim. Whoever did thsi destruction will get the return from the universal law. No one can escape that.

    RIYADH Friday, 30 July 2010 12:59 PM

    20 years? you are Joking the goverment is for life!!!


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