Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Media Minister files FR petition about SonicNet TV - The Island 2nd Aug 2006

The Minister of Media and Mass Communication has filed an intervenient petition, relating to the fundamental rights violation application filed in ther Supreme Court by SonicNet Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., of Colombo 13.

The petition had said that the general television broadcasting sught to be carried out by the SonicNet Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., using Direct to Home Technology cannot be monitored by SLRC or the local television broadcasting station with due authority, in terms of Act No. 6 of 1982.

Investigation reveals that the channel operated by the LTTE, "National Television of Tamil Eelam", has operated through the same satellite.

SonicNet Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., had complained to the Supreme Court against the CID, claiming that the CID on June 6, 2006 siezed their equipment and sealed their premises acting in excess of a Magisterial order, issued to search the premises only.

The intervenient petitioner, requested court, to reject the fundamental rights violation application filed by SonicNet.

The Rights violation application is to be supported in Court shortly.

By Chitra Weerarathne


bank_dude said...

Divaina news paper reported this article in a different way. Now who is right and who is wrong? Can anyone post Daily mirror report if available. Then we will be able to get a clear picture.

prmo said...

There is no report on any other newspapers and i have only seen the Island article.

Can anyone confirm about this Divaina article.