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The main opposition United National Party (UNP) today said the government should reveal the mystery behind the launch of satellite “SupremeSat12 “. Even though the government has been bragging about launching the first Sri Lankan satellite, a lot of suspicion has arisen about this claim, said UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayke.

Head of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Palpita had said the Sri Lankan government had no connection with this satellite and this was only a transaction between two companies. But Science and Technology Senior Minister Tissa Witarana had made several statements saying that Sri Lanka was going to launch a satellite owned by the government.

“If this is a transaction between two companies, why is it implied as a government initiative? About USD 360m has reportedly been spent on this project. What is the government’s connection with Supreme Sat to help them obtain such a big amount of money from China?” UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake asked.

“As citizens of this country we have a right to know the conditions of this contract. The future generation has been mortgaged to China through this transaction, which is not at all transparent, he added.”(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 17

  • Lobo Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:08 PM

    Ask Mervyn he'll do it without full-stops, commas and dots...

    richardson Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:26 AM

    I heard a huge noise, I thought some body farted ,it came from the Parliament side

    Wara Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:54 AM

    This is not a government project. So why should government clarify ?? It can be used in the future at lesser price as it is a joint venture of two Sri Lankan and Chinese companies.

    TNG Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:00 AM

    this only shows the bankrupt status of the UNP. all they can do now is criticise since they themselves are incapable of anything even remotely similar via DM Android App

    Darmista Hamba Thota Wednesday, 28 November 2012 01:27 AM

    " Thaththa Podi Puthata Honda Sellam Baduwak Naththalata Araan Deela, Ape Sallli Walin. Loku Puthata Rasing Car Podi Puthata Roket?? Annek Ekkenata Jelous Ethi Neda "

    Junior Citizen Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:46 AM

    He can use it ,perhaps to watch the intruders planning to gate crash 'Srikotha' on the 1st. and make an appeal to RDA for re-carpeting of Kotte

    mnsmart Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:44 AM

    I think the integrity of the UNP too had gone to space along with the satellite. (6+)

    Muthu Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:15 PM

    USD 360 million is not even peanuts for the Chinese. Can't this be a gift to SL from China for giving all the contracts by the UPFA Govt..

    Musthafa Tuesday, 27 November 2012 08:36 PM

    UNP is opposition party- so Sattelite must be launched to opposit direction- mean through th earth- the UNP will accpet it.

    Wara Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:21 AM

    The questions are valid despite party colors. The Goverment needs to come clean on this issue and clarify matters.

    Lobo Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:06 AM

    Tissa, as usual after the horse has bolted he tries to close the stable door.

    Adil Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:46 AM

    Can some body write an article on the benefits of owning a satellite?

    wickrama Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:33 AM

    Mr Attanayke, dont insult our first in history space system engineeeer. heh heh he...........

    LK Perera Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:28 AM

    Is this the main issue in the country and people, as the main Opposition in the Parliament think? Why is the opposition just put up technical reasons not to shape opinion on real issues?

    mamath Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:17 AM

    This is Emperor's new clothes. We peasants should just be quiet.

    Surain Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:13 AM

    no other matters to discuss

    Muthu Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:35 AM

    Well said

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