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The Google Loon Project could go ahead as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had responded positively towards the project, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said today.

Minister Fernando told the Daily Mirror that he got a positive response from ITU General Secretary Houlin Zhao in Geneva recently.

“ITU General Secretary had informed us that they were concerned with the proposed Loon project as it might disturb other countries in the neighbourhood if the project operated on 700Mz.

“However it could disturb only if a balloon is located above Jaffna. I assured him that Government and Google would assure that balloon would be placed over the Southern part of Sri Lanka. “Mr Zhao then accepted our stand and agreed to have another discussion. Therefore we will form a working group and have another round of discussion,” the minister said.

Also, Mr Fernando said he had informed the ITU General Secretary that the Government wanted to team up with Google and make a change in the IT Sector in the country.

He said the loon project would help expand 4G in all parts of the country.

  Comments - 10

  • Chari Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:17 PM

    Google Loon Project will be a disaster and must not be permitted in any part of the Country. TRCSL must stall it. Over to H.E.

    Mahathun Wednesday, 25 July 2018 03:53 PM

    Can you back up your view with solid evidence?

    Pachaya Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:55 PM

    By the time it takes off, it would be Dec 2019.

    Empulz Wednesday, 25 July 2018 02:27 PM

    Postive vibes guys

    Gamini Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:04 PM

    How much did Muhunthan Canagey pocket?

    Natalie De Silva Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:54 PM

    Let alone Muhunthan, regardless @Chari, @"Gamini" can you back your argument with some sensible evidence??

    San Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:43 PM

    We have loonatic in ruling the country and they are thieves and lowlifes so they will lie to Us make money. Giving away frequency for free ??

    Sunil P Perera Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:43 PM

    Balloon Harin.....!!

    Piyumi Fernando Wednesday, 25 July 2018 05:45 PM

    Remember to take off with the Loony Toons of the government.

    Saman Wednesday, 25 July 2018 05:46 PM

    Last time it took off with Mr. Harin's pants..

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