Monday, June 19, 2006

CBNSat 6th Hearing on Wednesday 21st June 2006

The CBNSat court case has been put off for Wednesday on what is surely supposed to be the final hearing.

There are reports coming in that the media secretary had denied receiving the application but CBNSat lawyers had provided the judge with the receipt and the judge is supposed to have ordered speedy compliance.

In addition it also rumoured that there was an order given for the arrest of SATNet directors. This of course will bring joy into the life of CBNSat customers and LBN customers too if it is true.

Anyway hopefully, what exactly happened will come out as the day progresses and I am sure my fellow readers will keep this forum updated. Hopefully the customers of LBN will also have some good news today.


Anonymous said...

Why not we all CBN customers sign a petition to the judge complaining that we the tax paying citizens of this country should not be punished until they find the criminal and on the process of proving CBNSAT guilty of some wrong doings.

Anonymous said...

Yah.. thats true...

Now we have to wait till wednesday... Oh! boy I already suffered watching local TV channels CRAP !!!!

I really missed CBNSat...

Anonymous said...

Cool down guys,Wednesday is going to be the final day and the judge seems to have clearly understood whats behind this all.

Just be happy that the conspiracy mastermind is also in deep shit and hell have to have another of his coruppted ideas to get through.

The media secretary should go and locate the employee who collected the CBNsat apllication,act fast you useless arshole and get the things done for us to watch CBNsat

Anonymous said...

YO ! I'm Bandaiya from Kandy. Maaaaaaaaaaan this stinks bad! I wanna get this sat sys very badly 'cause I love to watch the world cup.

Lolly said...

Anticipating a positive outcome for the 6th hearing.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

It is most likely that Wednesday will be the day this drama ends. It looks like a happy ending for CBNsat too.

Media secretary should locate his balls first thing. Their balls were bought by Hulugalle and co to play around with. Unfortunately for Hulugalle, his master plan backfired. It backfired and kicked him right in the ass.

I bow to the Judge.

Anonymous said...

guys...!! pls enlighten us more... what exactly happened at the court hearing today..?? Every hour we are desperately waiting to get some news about this case..!! remember.. we have no CBNsat (at least till next wednesday)!! So, just browsing all nite long..!! So, someone pls tell us the full story of the court hearing today!

Anonymous said...

I'll blast some crackers for sure, if this Hulugalle fellow gets caught....!!

Anonymous said...

Notice issued on CBNsat, LBN and SATnet directors

COLOMBO: Colombo Additional Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday issued notice on the directors of the CBNsat, LBN and SATnet television channels that were allegedly functioning without a valid licence to appear before the Court at 2 p.m. on June 21.

This was revealed yesterday when the CBNsat and Sonic Network Technologies case was taken up for hearing. These two companies were sealed by the Colombo Crime Division on June 6.

The Judge observed that it was unfair to close CBNsat while the SATnet was functioning and it should be fair by both parties.

The Additional Secretary to the Media Ministry Vajira Narampanawa said before the Court that he did not receive any application form from the CBNsat company for a licence.

President's Counsel M.L.M. Ameen appearing for the defence submitted before court that the application form for the licence was handed over to one Silva, a Co-ordinating Secretary to the Media Minister last Thursday.

The Judge ordered that the application form for the licence be handed over to Additional Secretary Narampanawa in open court.

The CID stated that still it was conducting investigations and has to take statements from the customers. The LBN was transmitting programmes from satellite charging the customers and it was a punishable offence. The Sat net was transmitting from India and only an office was here. They are retransmitting it here in Sri Lanka and the CID said that it was intending to seek the advice of the Attorney General to see whether it was illegal.

The Judge ordered the Additional Secretary of the Media Ministry to inform the court whether it was in a position to issue a licence for CBNsat or not on June 21.

Senior State Counsel Gihan Kulathunga, Senior State Counsel Sumana Dharmawardana, Senior Superintendent of Police Ravi Vidyalankara, Sub inspector M.R. Dayaratne appeared for the prosecution while President's Counsel M.L.M. Ameen, President's Counsel Ikram Mohammed, Ian Fernando, Sadi Wadud, Riyad Ameen and Sajeewa Antony appeared for the defence.

Source :

Anonymous said...

I have doubts about this media ministry guy. He had come yesterday and told the court that he hadn't seen the application of CBNSat. According to lawyers of CBNSat is was handed over to the relevant person on Last Thursday.

So what was this guy doing for the past week when 100,000 people are suffering. Is this the peoples government ?

And the judge have ordered that the CBNSat application to be handed over in open court yesterday. And when he asked from this media secretary how long will it take to process. He had said that it's upto the Media minister to issue the licence and he cant give a time frame.

Remember guys these idiots salaries are paid by the taxes we pay to serve us. And see the irresponsible behavior of these fellows.

Definitely he'll come tomorrow and say he could not find the minister.

Anonymous said...

In todays papers it is said that the court have ordered the Directors of all 3 companies (CBN, LBN & SATNet) to appear before court on the 21st. May be he'll give a decision on Wednesday the 21st.

And I've seen CBN asked 50 million rupees as damages from the 3 CID officials who acted unlawfully at the time of sealing CBNSat. Good work guys but 50 million is not enough for the pain we went through without CBN. The infotainment we received from Discovery, Animal Planet, History Channel, NGC was all stopped for 2 weeks now. What a damage they have done to us and specially our children who would get educated through these channels.

In fact my little kid is crying without Animal Planet. How can I give that to him ? I have suffered for the past 2 weeks. We all are verymuch hopeful of a positive decision tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Looks like our friend hulla is also in trouble now !

He is going to re-launch his services again. This guy is famous at relaunching his shitty stuff over and over.

D'ya'll know his newest brand name ?

It's called not "SHITNet"

Anonymous said...

LBN case has been postponed till today (20th June) morning. If you get any news on that please update. Hope we could hear some good news as day progresses

Anonymous said...

I think the daamages case(50 MIO) will be taken up today and Mr.Romesh De Silva PC will be appearing for CBNsat,and he is sure to grill this guy.

I dont think this media guy can keep on playing the fool and hell have to report on the licence issue tommorow.

Hope LBN also gets through this

Anonymous said...

WHAT??? The Additional Secretary to the Media Ministry Vajira Narampanawa has just woken up i guess!! or is he also getting paid by hulla for hiding around and pretending that he never received the application cbn had given???
Its very clear that the corruption in this country has rooted so deep down that when u try to dig it out, alot others are exposed! i mean wasnt the licence issue the HOTTEST topic for the past two weeks? now this man comes all the way to courts and says he never got the application from cbn??? who is he trying to fool here? the lawyers are sure bloody smart! they have a signed acknowledgement by the official who received the application! Now where are they going to hide their pretty faces?

anyway good for laxman hulugalle! he thought he can sit behind and watch the drama he created! but now he has to appear in courts too!! Traitor!!! giving employment to other countries, while millions of sri lankans are suffering to find decent jobs!!! Atleast Cbn sat had employment for over 340 srilankans!! i am proud of them! they in their own way are trying their best to develop this country.
we should support cbn sat and raise our voice for them!!!

Anonymous said...

i had to run around buying cds & dvds for my kid on dora/barney/nick & pogo programmes! thought this will end yesterday, but now we have to wait till wednesday! i sincerly hope that we get cbnsat back!
we miss u cbn! we want u back in our lives! u have become a part of our lives!

Anonymous said...

if satnet can get away with come cbn has to get cought? i mean, cant satnet uplink anykind of shit form other countries and claim he is not doing it? its only from another country? this is a worse situation for srilanka if you consider national security and protection of culture etc!
sat net should be penalised for doing such business and also should be penalised for copying cbn sat's web site!!! cbn should sue sat net for all the losses!

Anonymous said...

yeah my friend I also got to find some vcds of miffi, noddy and the rest for my kid bcos he want eat without watching them.

I havn't watched TV for the past 2 weeks apart from ITN news which at least reported about CBNSat.

During the past 2 weeks I realised what rubbish is this country watching !

CBNSat is a part of our lives now !

Curse have come after the guys who've put 100,000+ citizens of this country to this situation.

Mr. ShitNet ! U can run but u cant hide ! Got to show your shitty face in courts tomorrow !