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SLRC loses Rs.131M because of Carlton Network: Ravi

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The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) has lost Rs.131 million by transferring broadcasting rights to Carlton Sports Network (CSN) and thus giving up the sole broadcasting rights of sports programmes, United National Party (UNP) front-liner Ravi Karunanayake told Parliament yesterday.

He said this was a serious matter because losses incurred by state institutions were losses incurred by the people.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella who responded said this issue was not relevant to the segment on oral questions. He said the Peoples Bank, National Insurance Trust Fund, National Construction Association of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Central Environment Authority and the Health Education Bureau owed a total of Rs.7.9 million to the SLRC as at November 5 this year.

It has also been disclosed that the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) owed Rs.9.1 million to SLRC. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 35

  • Abdul Sunday, 18 November 2012 12:31 AM

    Whatever said, CSN coverage has been good, why SLRC can not cover like CSN do, that is a pertinent question

    manju Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:05 AM

    Dear dots... because of those thing that they are in the lost seat now.. but if again same thing happening ... every time with this governement ... What to do... is it icorrect ????

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 17 November 2012 11:00 AM

    UPFA owes 9.1 Mn. How about other parties(UNP,JVP,Hela Urumaya, SF's party etc)?

    meenavan Saturday, 17 November 2012 11:22 AM

    In chinthanaya make 19 th amendment and rectify.....?

    P.D.Vidanage Saturday, 17 November 2012 11:31 AM

    really ? Some Rupavahini technical staff getting salary from one company in Ward place and with foreign trip , Some Engineers looking to buy Hybride cars

    Selwyn Saturday, 17 November 2012 11:33 AM

    Judging by the massive continuos losses in all State Corporations, the present State concept seems to be ' A service for the Ruling Junta' and not the expected ' A Service for the People'.
    Are there any profit making State Corporations?

    Don Joseph Wisidagam Saturday, 17 November 2012 11:53 AM

    he says carlton.....i say SATHOSA!

    ryan Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:46 PM

    What if we gave to MTV like you did to National Lotteries Board programmes

    Kudu Mervyn Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:46 PM

    Black pot calling the kettle black. Aney. Aney. Kaata Kiyannada

    citysena Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:55 AM

    Lanka is not ready for the european or US style trade enviroment. we are a still a poor country, find things we all can buy or sell, Lambrogini ok but we want cheap mazda too.

    reader Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:22 AM

    I happened to visit sathosa on the first night after the Bradby shild game it opened all florescent lights were on and fans going full speed only 1 cop and two sales people were at work what a waist of money

    Nodrog Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:25 AM

    It's the common man thats propping up the economy while the Government continues to waste and abuse the country's wealth.

    Gamaraala Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:24 AM

    You hit it on the head...

    asoka Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:01 AM

    are you a clean person ravi...? you sold the only play ground in kotte to HSBC and destroyed the "sathosa" the only super market chain of you are talking about corruption of others...i am not a fan of this government but i say you have no right to open your you have enough money to migrate to any european country....please leave, you are not suitable here...

    kapa ta pissu Sunday, 18 November 2012 06:42 AM

    It is good to raise these issues and find out people who are responsible. BUT has it been raised by the right person? We havent forgotten the millions SATHOSA lost during your days.

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 19 November 2012 05:24 AM

    Their are too many yakko type fellows who cannot simply understand what your saying. For them, as long as their yakoo governerment shows tamil threat, that fills their racist stomachs.

    Subi Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:13 AM

    Since we aware what had happend to SATHOSA You have no right to talk about corruption.

    dehiabul Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:02 AM

    All these are thieves... and steal public money.. now trying to en cash all deposit funds by showing divineguma !

    Srimal Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:54 AM

    People involved should be punished.....

    Srimal Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:56 AM

    Issue not relevent? When it will be relevent. It's people's money which are being wasted. Should punish the political sons and reletives involved in this.

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:00 AM

    Is this some kind of a mosquito net

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:11 AM

    You can shout now , all of you people are god damn crooks

    All of you are disgusting which ever the party you belong to.

    In SL politics is Sucking the blood out of people,with out killing them

    Game Pappa Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:20 AM

    What? Even UN could not punish them over war crimes, do you want the same to be punished by local court???

    Take a simple example of the case Chief Justice S.Bandaranayke

    Game Pappa Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:26 AM

    What a fantastic mathematics.....

    lost of 131 million = 7.9 + 9.1 millions ??????

    Keheliya made the nation a fool.

    Andrew Pitugala Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:43 AM

    All lead to the King's coffers.

    Thomas Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:52 AM

    Now Rupavahini is a FIRST FAMILY concern. No comments

    Dots Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:19 AM

    How much country lost due to sale of Sathosa by Ravi

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:30 AM

    Here we go.
    As long as these guys are there this country will never be back to normal again.

    Ranjith Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:53 AM

    No match with the underhand commissions from current corrupt deals

    Kool Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:58 AM

    Sathosa was loosing money anyway.. He improved it althought the 24 hours opening didnt work out

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:05 AM

    Keep singing, Ravi's Sathosa, Ranil's Batalanda, Karu's Cross over, JVP's past and Dr, Bahu's LTTE Sympathy etc. .
    There is a Tsunami out there man, you and all of us will be washed away soon, if not stoped this catostophy.

    Anang manang Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:34 AM

    Tell us what happened to the CWE Takaran ,

    Cobbler Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:53 AM

    What a comparison ?
    Millions 131.0 :: 7.9 : 9.1

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