TNL transmission centre shut down

2018-06-05 16:06:59

A TNL transmission centre at Polgahawela was shut down today on a court order issued by the Polgahawela Magistrate’s Court, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) said.

It said its officials and CID detectives yesterday raided the TNL-owned transmission station in Polgahawela because the network had not obtained the annual transmission licence from the TRC and had failed to make payments since last year.

The TRC said it was a punishable offence to transmit without a valid TRC licence according to the consolidated Act No.25 of 1991, as amended by the Sri Lanka Telecommunications (Amendment) Act No 27 of 1996.

“False social media posts are circulating saying the said transmission station was raided even when the station has already made relevant payments to the TRC. However, there was no payment made to the TRC since 2017,” it said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 29

  • Bhagya Tuesday, 5 June 2018 16:15

    Though it is owned by brother of RW still they did, would this have happen to CSN if it had a situation when kings were ruling this country.

    Reply : 31       219

    Preethi Tuesday, 5 June 2018 16:26

    Because it carried a bad news story against MS. Time to show his muscles I guess.

    Reply : 13       139

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 5 June 2018 16:43

    Absolutely gospel truth.

    Reply : 6       87

    Sunil Tuesday, 5 June 2018 16:48

    Very correct. There is no interference by the PM.

    Reply : 7       104

    Labby Tuesday, 5 June 2018 16:52

    Well said Bhagya

    Reply : 10       74

    sirimal Tuesday, 5 June 2018 16:48

    Is this the new " freedom of expression" we get? Reason for this is said to be "the unwanted exposure" TNL has given to the now famous off the cuff remarks President made at Ven. Sobhitha Nayaka Thero's rememberence event. President seems to have forgotten promises he made of catching the thieves but now interested only in wrecking the UNP.

    Reply : 3       106

    Ajja Tuesday, 5 June 2018 17:02

    If it happen to CSN during their time ....All the Kings men and Sons would have sacked the Magistrate and given the best of filth available in town....

    Reply : 7       113

    Justica USA Tuesday, 5 June 2018 17:39

    Followed by the final ride in a white van.

    Reply : 4       78

    OR Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:52

    A ride in a sealed barrel to mid sea

    Reply : 0       14

    Sofia Wednesday, 6 June 2018 02:50

    But some still want that family back. Are they masochists or just stupid.

    Reply : 0       14

    Harini Tuesday, 5 June 2018 17:04

    Actually I think it happened because they didn't pay their bills. Period.

    Reply : 67       22

    Duminda Tuesday, 5 June 2018 17:39

    One of the darkest era of SL on the way. Trust me.

    Reply : 8       38

    Jayantha Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:06

    No. Actually payments made but the station name omitted in permit by the authorities.

    Reply : 2       30

    Unchikun Tuesday, 5 June 2018 17:12

    Will miss the channel specially on Sunday in the even when a guy in yellow dress and an old man talk of ghosts. A joker program.

    Reply : 4       19

    Jaliya Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:14

    If there were money owe to the TRC for broadcast since 2017, TRC could have temporary cease the operation without having to confiscate the equipment. It appear there is more to the story than what is said in the article.

    Reply : 1       69

    Gratiaen. Tuesday, 5 June 2018 22:15

    The intelligentsia by now has found the right irreversible opinion about the reason why the TRC has taken this sordid action!

    Reply : 1       11

    MFSL Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:43

    Whether bills were paid or not it wouldn't have happened to CSN during the previous regime, as no one would have been brave enough to touch them with a barge pole. Also this shows that MS can't take any criticism at all. He should be able to take what he dish out to others.

    Reply : 0       10

    Buddhi Perera Tuesday, 5 June 2018 19:19

    MS changing into an MR?

    Reply : 2       13

    Krishantha Tuesday, 5 June 2018 19:28

    It seems another UNP drama to collect some votes.Will see how long it will close?better think twice

    Reply : 15       4

    kumar Wednesday, 6 June 2018 16:30

    Moda Arahek wage comment danna apa.The license It will come under president.

    Reply : 1       0

    nada Tuesday, 5 June 2018 19:56

    its functioning -time 8 PM

    Reply : 0       1

    Gamaya Tuesday, 5 June 2018 20:20

    Shan Wicks chairman TNL is a honourable STRAIGHT FORWARD person. This is nothing but a Grama Sevaka type vendetta.

    Reply : 2       54

    Gratiaen. Tuesday, 5 June 2018 22:17

    This sordid action is what an insult to the Premier!

    Reply : 1       5

    Ceylon Tuesday, 5 June 2018 20:28

    There is a limit.this traitor allready jumped over the he is playing with fire.

    Reply : 1       36

    Haramanis Tuesday, 5 June 2018 21:08

    MS has classified TNL as "social media" and shut this down. At the same time he is firing at Ranil. Two birds with one shot!!

    Reply : 1       34

    Sincere Tuesday, 5 June 2018 22:49

    If TNL was owned by MR and this were the time of previous regime. would the TRC or anyone else resort to such action?

    Reply : 0       6

    malij Tuesday, 5 June 2018 23:14

    It would be interesting to see how the president is going to react if the government shut down the rice mills owned by Dudley Sirisena for hoarding rice and price fixing.

    Reply : 0       9

    Kuhakakama Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:31

    Shan was a gentleman par excellence who did not throw his weight about. This is certainly done in bad taste and the end of yahapalanaya is clear. If this speed was exercised to bring those looted to book it would have been great

    Reply : 0       14

    SAM Thursday, 7 June 2018 09:19

    First it was Lankaenews and now it is TNL. Now let the people know who voted for him. Its time to bring is a New Green Leader. We do not wont the same old leader or the opposition.

    Reply : 0       1

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