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Cabinet spokesman and Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said no politics was involved in the shutting down of the Polgahawela transmission station belonging to the Telshan Network (Pvt) Ltd, (TNL) and the decision was independently taken by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) based on its regulations.

Addressing the weekly cabinet news briefing today, he said the government expected that it would reopen sooner than later after the liscence fees were paid to the TRC.

“This government has no intention of shutting down media establishments like in the past but to give them the full freedom to function independently. I believe that the TNL will start operations in the next few days,” the minister said.  (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • malij Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:59 PM

    If there was no politics involved in the shutting down the TNL transmission station as the minister says, such a trivial issue should have been handled amicably without taking such high handed action. Even electricity is disconnected after giving the customer prior notice. Don't think people will get fooled by such talk.

    Dotard Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:22 AM

    Further, is the TRC capable of independent thinking?

    Joseph Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:12 AM

    Absolutely correct

    ja Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:30 PM

    We are in a country where even most dastardly crimes committed by the politicians, and their kith

    laki Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:32 PM

    Damage control? Got cold feet by the public outcry?

    billy Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:34 PM

    Do not undermine the intelligence of the people by trying to bullshit them.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:44 PM

    Rubish.rajitha keep your independence and status you built up over decades of time.dont defend the traitor who lied,cheated and robed the people for 42 months.dont go kade to peoples blood suckers.you have an important jurney to travel.

    Leech Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:46 PM

    But TNL is attacking the president 24/7. I wonder why?

    Gamaya Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:26 AM

    Like what SIRASA is doing to the PM no? But SIRASA goes on. That is the difference between RW

    Lawry Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:53 PM

    No comments. Thank you.

    Bala Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:15 PM

    Absurd. Surely you do not go to court before asking for payment as according to TNL, TRC did not reply their letters. Govt depts like Excise allow millions of duty payment to go into arrears without cancelling licences. And why Polonnaruwa Tower of TNL and not main one in Colombo suburb. So obvious reason is political.

    Duminda Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:21 PM

    Damn xxx talk. Shame!!!

    ja Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:22 AM

    We are in a country where even most dastardly crimes committed by the politicians, and their kith

    Rohantha Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:24 AM

    Don't try to defend a scroundel who cheated people.

    TJ Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:46 AM

    What about lankaenews?

    Asoka Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:57 AM

    Rajitha, the man who changed expire date of medicine, the man who lost his parliament seat earlier the man who has 9 ships the man who collects the diamond when he visiting South Africa will vomit everything very soon. That movement will come very soon.

    Rasheed Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:57 AM

    Like checking PTL accounts for payment to 118 MPs, check the account of Sirasa also.

    shawn Friday, 08 June 2018 05:57 PM

    The downfall is imminent, to put the brake to fall, the government desperately trying to shut up the media


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