Monday, September 11, 2006

CBNsat Appeals court hearing today (Sept 11th)

We have received information that CBNsat will be having an Appeals Court hearing today and this was from an email received from CBNsat as a response to our email. We feel that this is the same hearing that LBN is also having today. CBNsat has indicated that they will email us officially in reply to the issues raised by us.

Please keep us updated on the latest news regarding CBNsat's hearing today.

56 comments:

kula said...

LBN application has been cleared by MoD.

Alf said...

Congrats...LBN!!!

What about CBNSat??

When will LBN resume operations??

Pls update!!

matrix said...

As mention if it is +ve response from the MoD, it is GRATE. All the best LBN.

But as we know now we have to wait for HE approval. On 19th September 2006 don’t know what will be the NEW story…

cableguy said...

Alf you were right on the money about LBN. Congrats LBN.

Over the weekend I talked to a prominant publisher and that is the same sentiments expressed by that person.
LBN will probably get their license by end of the month or OCt. CBNSat is too much of a business threat to those with ulterior motives who are closer to HE. So in simple Sri Lankan style, they will wipe the competition out by screwing them left right and center.
Sad but its true. Its just the way things are done here in mother Lanka.
That is why LBN management kept quite all along. They were probably told up front that they had to suffer a little bit, in order to kick CBNSat out. So they kept quite and followed the orders.
Looking back, maybe CBNSat should have done the same, and kissed some sorry butts and kissed up to whoever. As sorry as it may sound, it just seems the only way in beautiful lanka.
Just look at what they are doing to LIOC!
They dont seems to give a shit about foreign investments or collaborations. If it hurts their pockets, they will do anything and everything to get rid of them.

So may you rest in peace CBNSat.
I will just resort to watching DVDs and maybe get a Indian Sat connection. Comet does not give out any more new connections and even if LBN starts back, it does not serve where I live.
I will not get SATnet on principal, even if they offer it free.

Nice knowing you CBNSat. I will use the dish for cooking chinese food.

Max Payne said...

CONGRATS LBN and LBN customers!

kula said...

According a rep from LBN "they should be on air by around 2 weeks".

Even LBN MD previously mentioned that TRC need one week to process the application once MoD gives the clearence.

I think it is the HE who needs to approve it officially. Which is due to annouce at the next hearing on 19th.

So most likely, LBN be back on operations before Sep end.

Palitha Galappaththi said...

I have seen in this BLOG during initial stages, from fellow bloggers, what CBN should have done. The same thing CABLE guy saying after three months, and thats the truth. When cronies run the show in this country, when in the name of terrorism you can get your neighbor arrested for being richer than you, in the name of terrorism, shut down just and fair competition...this is m0ther lanka...and we have to survive not the next 5 years but another five more with this crap, as we don't see any opposition.

matrix said...

I called CBNsat & REP informed me that they do not have any court hearing today. Can any one from the CBNsat Management update on this matter.

Palitha Galappaththi said...

I think CBN management is busy setting up a new company outside the country, since they are aware of the outcome.

NotBloodyFooled said...

Dont trust the CBN sat Reps.. They Know fuckall....speak to 3 rep and you get 3 different stories

matrix said...

It is HIGH TIME, to go for a secondary solution to overcome this problem. Any new development in the CBNsat case. Can any one update me PLEASE.

cableguy said...

Guys. It is very encouraging to see many of you being very hopeful. So were I, at the beginning. But the many twists and turns that this fiasco has gone through during the last 3 months, and judging by the way how many other issues have been handled(or mishandled)by the current regime, I am not going to fool myself anymore.(of course the military victories in the North and the East will give them a free ticket to do anything they want with this country and its citizens rights). As I said in my last post, I have pretty much given up hope on getting back CBNSat. Its a deep rooted case (manipulated by greedy, ruthless, merciless cannibals) thats way out control from the powers of most of us.
So let us all make a public appearance with our dish and decorder in hand, set up a large bonfire in front of the president, and throw the equipment into the fire, and ask him if he(and his friends) would be happy then. A public end to CBNSat.
After that we can assure HE that we will all go to our homes and only watch Rupavahini and ITN from that day forward. What a beautiful communist nation we would be! That would make them all very happy, while they watch the best of satellite and cable TV(but not the ordinary tax paying citizens like us).
Your excellency(and your friends) I challenge you to prove my predictions wrong! What a pleasant surprise it would be!!

Good Bye CBNSat!!!

Alf said...

I totally agree with CABLEGUY. This is heading no where and CBNSat is almost crush now. It's only some more time they need.

The way this wntire episode washandled by the Respective management of CBNSat from the begining is totally wrong.

I am already looking for an alternative way to get the infotainment we had earlier.

ROMESH said...

There is nothing wrong with the way CBNsat handled this issue,The problem is that the country is ruled by foolish and headless goons whose intetion is to earn money by unethical ways and let their henchman do the same.

Dude said...

Hey why r we now pointing fingers at CBNsat and dropping out.

This is exactly what they want us to do. Alf please tell us on your search for alternative infotainment.

But lets not give up on this issue. If LBN as got MoD clearance like the blog says they have to a decision on CBNsat also right.

These Hulla's and Abey's cannot win. We should not let them win.

Lets keep going. We will have to go down fighting if we have to go down.

These guys have to have good reasons for not letting CBNsat come back on air u know.

hush said...

I am also of the view that writing is in the wall for CBN, whatever that CBN Mgt has planned,if it concerns HE then they must do before he leaves this wenesday for Havana and the UN, thus effectively he will not be here on the day of the hearing on 18 Sep 2006.

The dates are too coincidental not to be pre meditated for one or more factors to be absent on date of hearing to prolong the matter and let CBN die a natural death.

harsh reality is CBN is a big threat not just locally but internationally as their expansion plans was for the region.

as for sri lankans overseas they would have got almost all local channels while the others only offered one.

I have decided myself to resign to reality as voices of the people for justice and ethics are been drowned by unjustice, favouritism and barks of the dogs who adhere to such dirty practices.

cableguy said...

Dear DUDE

In a just society, everything that you point out should happen. I dont have to remind you that the regime that we are dealing with right now in SL is far..far away from fairness and proper justice. Our fight would be like "David and Goliath".

I am not blaming or pointing fingers at CBN management. They did what any law abiding citizen in this country would do. For that, they must be thanked and commended. Only problem was, that they forgot what kind of regime we are under right now and followed the proepr books. Now do I need to explain how immeterial that is in this country.

After all we have leader who twists, turns, mutilates, and changes the laws and rulings to fit his(and his friends) desires. So the point is, we should all just follow our leader and live a lawless life that suits each individuals desire. Not to worry about a country or a society as a whole. By trying to do just that, CBNSat got fucked.

Alf, please inform us of any other ways that we can get infortainment, other than ShitNet(better known as SATnet).

Here is a thought!!!!
If we really want to be revengeful and get back at these crooks, lets find out what businesses or companies Huluballa and others own and start a campaign to get people to boycott these businesses. That would be people power that no one would be able to stop.
Then again, "vairiyen vairaya nosansindey". Do we need to get down to the dirty, low levels as these crooks?
Think about it.

So LBN will be back, as it was all part of a master plan. As for CBN, its Adios..Amigos. because shutting down CBN is part of the bigger plan.
Here is a title for a bestseller:
"How to successfully invest in Sri Lanka: Two Case Studies: LIOC and CBNSat.

Max Payne said...

I completely agree with CableGuy

RabbitHole said...

I have talked to one of the employees working with CBNsat and asked him why don't they do anything to take some actions as employees. This is what he has told me.

The management has told them not to provoke the authorities by going public or holding protest.

In other words (I could explain it in Sinhala better with suitable words :) ) they have to sit and wait till the authorities do what they want!

yakuza said...

dear all
dont think the president will reply for the request made by cbn sat or the victims. how come LBN got permission to transmit while CBN hasn't

Max Payne said...

I am sure about nothing but 1 thing. If they provide 100 free ShitNet connections with all the possible channels in this world to me, Not Even My Dog Is Going to get ShitNet even it is from another DOg I'am telling this to Every one and U SHOULD DO THE SAME for the sake of poor people who doesn't know about Huluballa.

Max Payne said...

Actually huluballa is a worst businessman. I mean instead of seeying the next 10 years, he only thinks about today and do all the crap which in retun make his business worst. I mean is this bad image in shitnet is going to end? I don't think so.

Now their main plan is not going to work which is turning CBNsat customers to shitnet. And since most of the people know how they do business, they wont get shitnet at any circumstances. So it's bad for shitnet if these foolish people can think properly.

I mean instead of closing CBNsat, if they came up with more channels and less charges I 'am sure more and more people would've bought it. But no sir, how come these **** can think of such a better idea. Just fire up their tails.

cbnsatcustomer said...

No wonder sri lanka is in the 89th place according to Doing Business report.

http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/Default.aspx?economyid=174

A licence for a cable tv station should be approved by the president of the country?

JOKIYA said...

The parties still not over and if HE is hear or not on the 18th the decesion will be as he wishes,But from what i hear there are some positives,but it should be seen on the courts.

They are never going to shut down CBNsat,but the plan is to drag on this case untill they cant stand on their feet,and the crocodiles are waiting to grab the business.

Its not a fairy tale and this is the utter thruth how this country is run above the law and way the political henchman wants.

cableguy said...

Very Good Point cbnsatcustomer!

Our executive President has a very responsible job of running this country based on the mandate given to him by the people (remember I said "by the people" NOT by a few jokers around him, even though these crooks would have convinced the PREZ that they won the election for him).
Now, as the Executive President, he has a lot of responsibilities towards the people of this country. But as a human being, he can only do so much.
So why in the world is he getting involved in the issuance of TV licences in the first place? Shouldn't he be busy doing a lot more important work for the country? Whats next? Is he going to handover forms at the passport office? Because he seems to think that he has to get involved in every mundane task to run this country.
Only in Sri lanka will you find a simple task such as issuance of TV license also has to go thru the President.
I am surprised that we are not the last on that list of countries for Doing Business.

cableguy said...

Isnt it funny that a simple task as approving a Cable TV license has to be done by the president. Doesn't anybody else work in this country? Does he have to do everything?

Now let me answer my own questions.
Of course the president has to approve everything. He is the representative of the people. Next he will be approving your annual leave, sick leave and even the day to day tasks. He is the SUPERPREZ, the PRESIDENATOR, the IRON MAN. He can do it all.
Thats why he has to approve the TV station licence. He will probably also get involved in issuing dog licenses.

machang said...

Hey,

If CBNSat closes down I'm going to take my dish and receiver and leave it outside the parliament of the socialist pseudo-democratic republic of sri lanka.

I suggest you all do the same, to add more 'effect'.

Thanks,
This is everybody's friend (and thus everybody's enemy as it goes in this country) machang.

sirinimal said...


Hey Guys,

Have anyone of you guys listened to Lakhanda news last evening at 7 ??

One of our men from the media ministry have expressed the governments view about the issue.

What he said is that CBN is not fullfilling the neccesary requirements as a sat operator and thats why it is closed.

By the way he commented it will be closed for ever.

Poor you !!!!!

NotBloodyFooled said...

What sirinimal says would sound ture to most people if not all in the country who have not taken a personal interest in this matter i.e CBNsat customers. This goes to show how well CBN educated to masses. The openion of the people matter for even though it seems only at times of elections. If the issue was important enough it should have been brought to the notice of the public. it should have been built up and 3 months is more than enough time. As of now the powerers thatbe, there henchmen, goons, all and sundry could, will say what they want lie thrugh their teeth, there is nothing that could be done now.

In my opinion the management at CBN Sat was ill equiped to handle this issue. The may have plenty of titles to add the end of their names but the lack of experience did show how unqualified they were to handle issues when the going gets tough.

I was certainly notbloody foold by CBN or the Authorities

JOKIYA said...

A FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME THE SAME STORY SRINIMAL IS SAYING,IT HAS BEEN STATED BY THE MEDIA SECRETARY ON LAKHANDA THAT THE OWNERS OF CBN HAS NO QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN A STATION OF THIS NATURE AND THAT IT HAD BEEN RUN WITHOUT ANY QUALITY OR STANDARD AND THE LICENCE WILL NEVER BE ISSUED TO THEM.

WHAT ARE WE TO DO WHEN THE LICENCE AUTHORITY IS COMMING UP AND SAYING THAT THE LICENCE WONT BE ISSUED AND FURTHER HE HAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE CRITIZIZED CBN FOR RESORTING TO THE FR CASE.

WHAT CAN CBN DO WHEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESIDENT ITSELF IS TRYING TO DESTROY THE COMPANY.

Alf said...

I anyway have given up my hope becuase of the way CBNSat handled this entire fiesco. I wish they would announce bankrupt or closure of operations soon cause then we can fully make our mind to forget about CBNSat. Otherwise they give us glipmse of hope and we as fools look forward for it to come to reality which will never happen.

I hope and wish this SC hearing would be the final and a dicision will be given whether CBNSat will be allowed to operate or not.

Commenting on the Lakhanda news article I wish to know what are the qualifications and the standerds to operate a sattelite tv station?? These arguments are all bull shit.

As i said earlier best thing CBNSat could do is take the business to Maldives and start operations. Then no one can poke their fingers.

cbnsatcustomer said...

* Committee to make Sri Lanka a leader in the digital radio and television service sector
Monday, September 11, 2006, 13:04 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 11, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has appointed a committee to make the necessary recommendations in order to prepare a policy framework for implementing a high quality digital radio and television service in Sri Lanka.

This committee is comprised of representatives from all the major government and private radio and television service providers. The Commission intends to make Sri Lanka a leader in the digital radio and television service sector.

Max Payne said...

What a joke. I know that Huluballa only has a hotel cource certificate but they say he has qualifications to run shitnet? ha ha. he he. hi hi.

Take the best example. The parliment. Do u think they have qualifications? ha ha. he he. hi hi.

Max Payne said...

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SRI LANKA IS RULED BY UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE

dini said...

RULED BY UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE.....THEN WHY DO WE KEEP ON ELECTING THEM? THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH US SRI LANKANS. WE SAY THINGS BUT DO THEM IN OUR DAY TO DAY LIVES. THESE DAYS EVERY PERSON IN EVERY NOOK AND CORNER SAYS THAT WE ARE GOVERNED BY UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE. THE FUNNY THING IS THAT AFTER ALL THE SAYING, THEY ARE STILL IN POWER!

Max Payne said...

yeah Dini, but the thing is most of sri lankans are unintelligent. Only a few can think properly and vote. Some vote to get their work done. So in this case, they vote for anybody who can be used to get their work done. Some vote for their lunch packetd or vodca bottles. Farmers don't care about intelligence and vote for the cheapest Uriya or compost. Some doesn't vote.

So ultimately, not the most intelligent openion is going to be selected. Thats the problem.

Since most of the sri lankans can be bought, we see this problem here in Sri lanka than other countriese. U find most of the people in other countriese, they obey their word, and one word.

But unfortunately most of the sri lankans can't remember the word they just said.!!

Looser said...

What are u talking about now? Are you planning to changing the government? Bullshit.

What is heppening to CBNSat?

It looks all over now as per the Lakhanda.

I think as per "Mahinda Chinthanaya" CBNSat will be closed. And only HE's Henchman can do Business in Sri Lanka as per "Mahinda Chinthanaya"

Alf said...

Blog Admin,

Can you write to CBNSat management and ask for some information regarding what they are planning and doing??

sirinimal said...

Yes ! Only henchaiyas can do business in Sri Lanka.

See now Max TV is on air wothout any hassle. Why ???? Because he has all the top contacts.

Siyatha TV will also soon be on air. Siyatha FM test transmission is on and Max Radio was launched on the 10th.

How come these stations open in a flash ????????????

Because they have direct contacts with the President.

Soon all the henchmen of the president will get licences to run TV stations. By the end of his regime we have have more than 25 channels. Not even a year and you have 2 now !!!!!!

Future tv stations will be like this ...........

Basil TV (run by basil)
Gota TV (run by gota)
Namal TV (run by namal)
SHE TV (run by shiranthi)
DOG TV (run by huluballa)
TEA TV (run by baluwardana)
KAR TV (run by kariyapperuma)

and the list will go on..........

NotBloodyFooled said...

I wonder if any of the people mentioned in here read the posts in this blog. If they do arnt they ashamed of what others think of them.....Anyways................Admin could you checkup with CBN what they plan to do....I really dont wana talk with those lazy visionless dimwits....The managers are always at meetings when you call them.....hehe....what do they have to show for it.... I really do feel sorry for the investors......The management and the employees really let them down....

cableguy said...

Dear CBNSat Management

What you did or did not, or what could have been done etc..etc.. is all water under the bridge now. The executive presidency is way too powerful and it looks like there is no hope for you to carry out your business in this country. But remember one thing! You will continue to have close to 20,000 customers, if you decide to go to another country and transmit. You will not have to spend on marketing for these 20,000. You will also be exempt from all the garbage involved in operating from SL. So we humbly beg of you to take your operation out of the country, and keep us all as subscribers and give us the quality infotaintment that you have been providing.
Of course the authorities will do everything they can to stop you from taking your own equipment out of the country. But I am sure you can use BOI and foreign investor connections to work that out. If that fails and you have to purchase everything all over, it would be still worth it. As I said earlier, you already have a huge customer base. Plus countries like Maldives are waiting with their arms reached out to absorb new technologies(unlike the backward thinking lankan govnt). So please please save us all from being forced into SATNets and the sorts and reward us for standing by you all this time.
As for the plight of over 300 employees who will soon become jobless if CBN is shut down, we are very sorry for them. The sad plight of over 300 families should be enough to curse not only these crooks who did this to you but their children too. Whatever their beliefs are, these crooks and their families will rot in hell...or reborn as cockroaches and get whacked over and over again.

You dont have to reply to this blog. You know what to do, and you know how to get in touch with us. This blog is infested with spies so be careful!

Thank You.
May justice and fairness prevail in some form or the other.

NotBloodyFooled said...

TO be an accounts clerk in a private firm...One atlest needs to have passed his/her A/L with a pass in accounting.

To be a clerk in the government service one hase to pass the government service examination.

Can someone tell me what the minimum education requirment is to be a politition....And if there are those in the present political arena who do not meet that criteria....

I know this has nothing to do with CBN sat .....and very soon none of us will have anything to do with it cause CBN will be no more.....BUT LET US KEEP THIS FORUM ALIVE WHERE ONE CAN COME IN AIR ONES FRUSTRATION AND ANGER....LET THIS FORUM BE A MEETING PLACE OF IDEAS AND MINDS....LET US ATLEAST CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK AS INDIVIDUALS BEFORE WE CHANGE THE THINKING OF THE REST OF OUR COUNTRY MEN.


Cheers

cableguy said...

Dear notbloodyfooled

Lets call the future forum "Former CBNSat Subscriber Forum".

Because very soon CBNSat will be a non entity.

ROMESH said...

The LAKHANDA news item is contradictory and a friend of mine who has listned to same said that the item never mentioned CBNsat by name and it was a news quoting the media minister and as per what he heard the "The media ministry is taking necessary steps to licence sattelite TV operators and the necessary process is being drafted and that certain companies have filed FR cases regarding this.They mentioned that this was to prevent unqualified persons running sattelite TV operations and having control over the content.

Can anybody clarify please?

I_Love_CBNSat said...

Dear CBNSt Admin,
I too feel sorry for you. We all know the quality of your Transmission. And the Quality of your Channel selection. But the famous truth in this fucking poor contries is very much valid for you too.In this bloody country you cannot do anything without licking the tail of the politicians. I think if UNP is governing you may have some kind of mercy. Because they are little bit oen to the international market. But this fucking government does not know what is investment & how to handle investors. They will come to the seat, Give all the higher positions to their amma, aunty, uncle, malli, putha, ballige putha(Huluballa) & all the hnchaiia's like SriNimal who have being licking their ass/touching their balls for years.
Since you are not familiar with above activites you will not get any help from this Chinthane. You too need to suffer like lot of us doing now.
I propose one thing here. We still don't know weather we are going to get CBN or Not. But Still I believe such a bloody thing cannot do in anyway. But never go for the ShitNet in any circumstance. Let's try to get someting from india. Because we shoulnot pay any cent to these buggers. Specially our hard earned money.
A final Word. Let's wait and see how the law acts in this Bloody Country. Let's keep those in next elections. If we loose CBNSat try for a solution. But 'SAY NO TO SHITNET'.(tell all of your friends, relatives...everybody to reject this fucking Satellite Provider)

ROMESH said...

It is a fact that Sangeetha Weerarathne has also got a licence to run a TV station and you can imagine what she would have done to get it.

Yuktiya said...

I was trying to understand the attachment by reading it.

A comment by “cableguy” completely turned me off, and stopped reading the rest.



I guess this guy is very young, the “coke” generation. Who will sell his country to get a cable connection!!

And he is commenting on LOIC! The poor guy does not know that the Indians screwed him (us) with our own money, and seems comfortable bending down! At least the government had the guts to tell them off!



DO NOT PATRONISE LOIC!!!!!!

dee.panadura said...

Yes dont patronize LIOC.

go back to the era of filthy 'lanka' sheds,use sae40 engine oil mized with deisel. pump fuel(at todays price)from machines with tampered meters.

you know what? i wish CPC is privatized fast and all those donkeys sent home.(whats the use of clinging onto assets if it is making losses and everybody from top to bottom is ripping it off?)

This country will never progress.

so lets us all mind our own business. try do something for 'ourselves' (dont worry the bloody rougues will look after the country) and somehow survive.

or else joing the band wagon and packup.

theres simply no use of turning this forum into a 'hydepark' where jobless fools go and shout their guts out.

Dude said...

What is the difference the Indians screw us but our Sri Lankans screw us even more.

I_Love_CBNSat said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
I_Love_CBNSat said...

Yuktiya,
You can strike infront of Lipton Circle against the 'Bahujathika Billo'

The_Lost_Sat said...

you can join Wickramabahu too.

The_Lost_Sat said...

dilrukshi@satnet.lk

For Satelite Television contact

dilrukshi@satnet.lk


SHITNET.
HULUBALLA & SUCKERS

Use this mail to contact Shitnet for a new connection. Or even you can tell them your feelings.

cableguy said...

Dear Yuktiya

I commend you for your patriotism. You claim not patronize LIOC because you don't want to bend down and get screwed by the Indians. But you dont seem to mind getting fucked in style by the sri lankans.
Its your choice sahodaraya.

And by the way, dont speak with your foot in your mouth and make assumptions. FYI: I am not from your so called COKE generation.

Enjoy!!

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

0777-557558 <--SMS the mofos
011-2596800

SATnet contact numbers..GIVE THEM HELL!

If we are going down, we are taking SATnet with us. Say no to the piece of crap even if its offered free of charge!!!

I_Love_CBNSat said...

I fully agree with Lightning_Struck_Tower.

If we going to be sunk. Why not taking the Shitnet with us.It is the way of my sweet motherland. Let's give some fun to ShitNet. Enjoy your free time with ShitNet.

Here's the Fun Lines.

dilrukshi@satnet.lk
0777-557558
011-2596800

Bye.