Thursday, August 03, 2006

Chief Justice orders authorities to let CBNSat operate

Reports are coming in that the Chief Justice has taken the CBNSat case today and he has ordered the authorities to let CBNSat operate within 2 weeks time maximum. Could someone please confirm all this. We also received an email saying that CBNSat will commence test transmissions from today. Can anyone please confirm all this. If all this is true we would like to thank the Chief Justice for a job well done. Thank You your honour for upholding the truth. Please read following communication from CBNSat Subscribers Unite Group.

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Dear Friends,
The CJ have taken the CBNSat case today and ordered the authorities
to let CBN operate within 2 weeks maximum. he further said that try
to let CBN restart transmissions by the Aug 15th or 23rd he'll take up
the case.
So good news is that CBNSat WILL BE ON AIR BEFORE 23rd.
Security concerns were also raised at the courts and CJ have said if
it is so put 2 people to monitor the system from TRC. Regarding the LTTE
issue CJ have said out of 20,000 subscribers the majority is sinhalese
and why havn't at least one subscriber complained to police if ltte channel
could be seen through CBNSat.
I think CJ have taken a bold decision at the interest of the subscriber and
we are really greateful to him for bringing in justice to us.
"CBNSat Subscribers Unite"

23 comments:

Amal said...

I spoke to my friend at CBNSat, he confirmed that they will be starting test transmissions from today onwards and hopefully they will start uplinking by 15th Aug.

RabbitHole said...

Yep!

The police are in CBNsat office right now and they have removed the seals form the equipment. The test transmission has begun from now on.

Long live CJ.

Alf said...

So when will us get otview CBNSat again??. Can we view the test transmissions?

Amal said...

Nope we can't see test transmissions, we'll have to wait until at least 15th to receive transmission.

Dude said...

Hey Amal will the color of the light on the decoder turn at least from Red to Green.

Your Honour Chief Justice We Thank You ver much. Hip Hip Hurrah to you to sir.

We hope our LBN friends also have a good decision today.

Thanks you very much to this blog too and the "CBNSat Subscriber Unite"

Alf said...

I am wondering what they are testing?? After all this time!! And what will happen after the testing phase!! Is there a report to be submitted again?? If so you will never know what will surface from it.

bank_dude said...

I heard from CBN that CID now removing the seals and they will be able to start test transmission shortly. Further they said that full transmission can be started on 15th once they receive the licenses. But there is a posibility that government may reject the application to grant licenses. On 23rd those issues have to be forwarded to CJ. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Lisura said...

NO ! THIS IS JUST FOR CBN TO TEST THE EQUIPMENT BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR 2 MONTHS NOW !

STILL WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER THEY BROADCAST ANY CHANNELS BUT THEY WILL SEND MESSAGES TO THE CUSTOMERS THROUGH THE SYSTEM



A VERY BIG THANK YOU FOR THE SUBSCRIBERS WHO E MAILED US AT cbnsat@gmail.com AND ALL THE SUGGESTIONS THEY GAVE IN.

ACTUALLY YOU GUYS HAVE GIVEN IMMENSE STRENGTH TO US !!!!

AND THANK YOU FOR 150+ SUBSCRIBERS WHO SIGNED THE ONLINE PETITION. IT ALSO MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE AUTHORITIES !!!!!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO THE BLOG ADMIN FOR MAINTAINING THIS BLOG. ACTUALLY WE ALL MET BECAUSE OF THIS. THIS BLOG PAVED US WAY TO MEET AND FORM "CBNSAT SUBSCRIBERS UNITE" WHICH MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE WHOLE SCENARIO FOR THE PAST WEEK.

WE MET LAST THURSDAY (27TH) AND FROM DAY 1 WE'VE BEEN SENDING FAXES, MAKING CALLS TO THE AUTHORITIES AND EVEN WERE PREPARED TO GO TO ANY EXTENT TO BRING BACK OUT INFOTAINMENT PROVIDER.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH !!!!

TOGETHER WE WILL WIN !!!!

"CBNSAT SUBSCRIBERS UNITE"

kenzo said...

I am very gald to hear this over whelming news. Three cheers to every one who is a part of this blog.. The administrators, loyal customers and every one else who stayed with CBN. Now we all know that we made the right choice staying with CBN. Lets just be paitent we waited for two months so whats another two weeks...

Rock on Brothers and Sisters And CBN Customers UNite... Well done

hush said...

Unity is the strength that paved way for this victory.Perserverance also played a huge part as it was frustrations all the way upto today.

Lets keep the momentum going tillat least we see the content on our TV.

If I remeber right the deadline for applications were extended till Aug 15. As bank dude suggested, what out of their cusardness ,they reject the application?? Should keep it tight on these authorities till matter is clear and crystal.

Jolly Lucifer said...

Hush is correct. we must wait till CBNsat is back on air before we celebrate. Two weeks is enough time for things to turn around.

cbnsatcustomer said...

I received the following sms from CBNSat :-).

"Supreme Court ruling given that seals to be removed for servicing and test transmission of equipment. Licencing issues to be finalized by 23 August. CBNSat"

Vanatha Fella said...

I could not agree more.

Few hours would be enough to turn the tables against CBNSat by the crooks attached to the government (including the Medial Minister). For the rottens the next 12 days are enough to come up with Plan X to try to bring down CBNSat (remember... license, LTTE channel, FTV, etc.).

Your honor, Chief Justice, we honor and praise the decisions that you have taken today. Hope your judgment will prevail.

Dase said...

yes we must thank the C.J for this decision and in the meantime must send a press release on behalf of this blog to thank c.J and also to reveal all the facts of injustice happened to us .I am suggesting this because only the blog members know what really happened during past 2 months and all the outsiders should know how the few corruted government officials and a politiciain cheated us. Two months is not a joke and we should not allow this to happen again in any field .Finally other sshould learn to get together in acrisis like this.

hush said...

any news on the appeals court case?

we have just got through one phase, there will be a lot more.We have to hold our spirits high to face the few obstacles ahead.

ALISON said...

Yes DASE we should do that and there are a few people we should thank firs.

1.The blog administrator for a job well done and this was the voice of the subscribers.

2.To LISURA for initiating the Subscriber unit and doing all the hard work(Drafting letters,Emails,Petitions and numerous paper work using his valuable time)in a highly professional manner.

3.The rest of the working committee for the support,advice and encouragement.

4.All subscribers for the loyalty,commitment,team work and beleiving in the truth which eventualy paved the way(No one bought SATnet or converted isolating CBNsat)

This is one the country needs.

WELL DONE GUYS AND WE SHOULD MEET AND HAVE CHAT VERY SOON.

cableguy said...

I suggest that we continue to ask customers to sign the petition. Since most people here tend to think that anything can happen between now and 23rd, it is better to be prepared for the worse.
The language in the petition can remain the same. If we dont get the transmission, the petition is valid. Hopefully by then we will have lot more signatures.

Thank You CJ. Lets hope now that your decisions are executed.

ParanoidJackass said...

Hard work pays...

Finally some good news... Thank you every one directly and indirectly making this possible.

2 months of frustration comes to end with some hope.

Dude said...

I spoke to a friend from CBNSat and he says that according to the Chief Justices ruling the authorities must issue a license to CBNSat. So I guess that they cannot refuse it. Has anyone else also been told the same thing.

Well we must be still vigilant about this and keep watching this till CBNSat comes back on air and we must be vigilant even for a few months after that also.

When they say that the TRC will have to monitor CBNSat transmission does it mean that the TRC will get a free CBNSat connection and appoint someone to watch tv round the clock.

Wow can I apply to a monitor pleease.

dee.panadura said...

In a country full of corrupt people and the legal system too on the verge of collapse it is a honour to have a noble gentleman of the calibre of cheif justice Sarath N. Silva.

At this dying moment this country needs more people of your caliber.

Jolly Lucifer said...

Jasminenews.com just confirmed the Supreme Court ruling straight from the CBNsat CEO.

RabbitHole said...

While the momentum is there, why dont't we organise a press conference and invite all the media
which are loyal to us and not so loyal to us and tell them the true story.
It's time to tell the country about this blog and the effort we have put to get CBNsat back in air.
It's time to tell the country the truth.

Lisura said...

It was said in the morning news bulletin of Neth FM that the president had directry intervened and given orders to the Media Minister to issue the licence to CBNSat without any further delay.

Hopefully the CID will remove the seals today the CBN will service their equipment and start a test transmission soon. We are not very clear whether this could be received by the subscribers but at least they will be on air on and off.

Everything should be ok by 23rd max. May be before that !


WE ARE NOT AT A MOMENT STOPPING OUR FIGHT TILL CBNSAT IS BACK ON AIR WITH THE REGULAR PROGRAMMING !

WE WILL BE CONSTANTLY BE IN TOUCH WITH THE MEDIA MINISTRY AND INFORM THE SUBSCRIBERS WHO IS IN CONTACT WITH US ABOUT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. THE PETITION WILL COLLECT SIGNATURES AS USUAL TILL THE SERVICES ARE RESTORED FULLY !!!

IF ANYTHING NEGATIVE IS GOING TO HAPPEN WE'LL RAISE OUR VOICES AT ANY COST.

WE HAVE GROWN TO A VERY STRONG SUBSCRIBERS UNITE WITHIN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

THE ACTUAL STRENGTH BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF US IS THE IMMENSE BACKING WE HAD FROM THE VICTIMISED SUBSCRIBERS.

I should thank 100's of subscribers who emailed us and people who bravely signed the petition amidst all the fearings going around. This clearly shows that if we get together the law will be on our side and the corrupt politicians have no say in any of their unethical actions.

This is a good lesson for all of us on how to fight for a common cause unitedly !!!

TOGETHER WE WILL WIN !!!!!!