Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hmmm......

Hmmm... Looks like some of you are convinced that CBNsat is having connections with the LTTE including some claims made that the government has the proof. Our problem is why is the proof hidden from the public, they might as well spill the beans. Unless the bean can is empty of course.

CBNsat has made a big investment in Sri Lanka and according to the news that we get a large amount of this money came from HSBC. CBNsat has sister companies in the form of EPSI computers a long standing business in Sri Lanka. They also have connections with a company in Hong Kong and so coming up with this money is not a big thing.

Now let's not get hasty since the people such as Hulla and Abey wanted this to happen so that they can be the Kings. We are playing into their hands when we form opinions like this. Like several bloggers have mentioned before "CBNSat is innocent until proven guilty".

Unfortunately we have politicians who serve themselves and their friends more than the country. If CBNsat is guilty of any offense then the authorities have had ample time to prove it and since they have been unable to prove it, we can safely say that they are innocent. At the court cases there has been no proper allegation against CBNsat and the allegations keep changing. If CBNsat was guilty they will not keep fighting this case the way that they have done at the moment. They would have closed shop and fled the country.

There is no doubt that CBNsat is innocent and maybe Hulla and Abey are fabricating the so called required evidence. CBNsat has given connections to Tsunami affected schools, sponsored the Sri Lankan contigent to the Davis Cup and also the Chilles advertising awards. They have done things that the other cable operators have been unable to do and this is how Sri Lanka rewards them.

CBNsat will be able to start negotiations with prospective partners only when the licenses are issued and as per the information we are receiving no one has been granted this license. If you have any information about any granted licenses, please update us.

It would be great to see CBNsat resuming transmissions with the present management since they worked hard to introduce this technology to this country and they should be rewarded for their endeavour. If that is not possible CBNsat should explore possibilties to sell or tie up with another company and resume operations. However this should be done soon and Dialog seems to the best option at the moment since they are also looking at DTH.

On the 6th it will be five months since CBNsat was shutdown and we are still a month away from the next Supreme Court hearing. Please keep us updated on any news regarding CBNSat as the days progress.

36 comments:

hush said...

whoever wants to know how much capital was injected in to CBN sat can go to the company registar and can get all the details they want without just putting up figures.

They can also find out the directors, promoters and objectives of the company amongst other things.

I believe investigators have already done that and came up with nothing, for anyone curious you can do that to satisfy yourself.

I believe CBN is innocent until proven guilty.

people can talk lot of things but without facts it is just nothing and SC should be the first to realise that eveidence is everything.

Yuktiya said...

Its very sad for the county & for the industry, the people are making decisions because the judicial system in our country is really corrupted. If any company has any links with banned organizations the authorities must act on the particular issues rather then shooting in the dark. In previous occasions Anchor, Seylan also in the same category. They claimed dealing with these brands your are contributing towards LTTE. But down the line the above companies over come the situation. They never start war against the authorities, but over came the situation. But CBN did was very negative they start sending emails to boost about Buddhism under their signatures, claimed they have 80% of their employees were singhalees……now the time that CBN should take business decisions they should know by this time whether they will get the MOD clearance or not. Not to forget that CBN was in full control they were negotiating with all pay channels for the exclusive transmission in Srilanka with their financial power. There are enough Tamils operating their business in the country up to now they seem to have no problems. A million dollar company having latest technology having the head office in Colombo north it self created a big issue according to under head line of Menna thawa koti chandrika rupavahini sevavak – kotahenai. ( Lanka paper last December).

dee.panadura said...

We buffalows will listen to anything that is told, will eat anything that is shoved down our throat.

Being a nation of cows we have no logic neither any direction.

so lets not complain.

Actually lets all go back to a farming era that way we will be more closer where we should be.

Looser said...

LTTE is not a banned organization in Sri Lanka!

MIKE said...

YUKTHIYA-What do you know about Anchor and Seylan,Dont talk bullshit you dont know anything about,So why dont you get Kothalawala or Raja Mahendran to operate CBNSAT.

If you are so curios you can ask the CID of what CBNsat has done.

dee.panadura said...

Why is CID silent?

Are they scared of anyone?

Why not Expose everything that has been done which is illegal or threatening to the country?

"CID SAY IT IN THE OPEN SO THAT WE COULD GO SLAM THE DISH AT THEIR OFFICE DOOR"

(unless ofcourse there is nothing to say)

sanju1975 said...

I never thought that this blog is dedicated for this much of idiots who do not resist reliable information and to see all the sides of the story before jumping onto conclutions.

I never accused of cbnsat having LTTE connections. I just presented the facts so we could see the other side of the story we havn't heard from anyone. It's upto the governement or who ever in charge to look for the evidence or do whatever legally.

And the 13.2 billion figure is the initial investment. Some idiot have said it's 1 billion. What a shame to not to know the facts. Even to start a terrestrial tv channel with a single transmitter it would cost more than LKR 1 billion.

The borrowings from HSBC came just few days before the shut down. That has nothing to do with the investigations.

WHAT THEY NEED TO PROVE IS THAT WHO ARE THE INVESTORS AND HOW THEY GOT 13.2 BILLION RUPEES AT THE START.

This is what it was asked from them in court. They have said borrowings from sister companies and foriegn investments. Only about 3 billion is borrowed from the sister companies.

Just show from where all the other money flowed in. It's a simple question. Why can't they answer.

My dear friends please look into this problem independantly. You have accused me of being on the gov side. But remember being at the cbnsat side is also the same. To see the clear picture you have to be in the middle.

I'm also in trouble personally as i have bought the connection from cbnsat just a couple of months before the shutdown and now i'm not in a position to even buy another connection.

I suspect cbnsat has a huge unseen funding from the back. Otherwise will a company survive with all these expenses for 4 long months.

Salaries for 300+ employees
Rentals for business premises
Rentals for satellite transponders
Expenses of the court cases

All these are another few millions of rupees per month.

HOW DID THIS MONEY CAME IN WITHOUT ANY INCOME FOR 4 MONTHS !!!!

Before accusing me think about these !!!!!!!!!

Do you have answers for these ??????????

They have said alternative funding.

What is this alternative ??????

Why can't cbnsat reveal it ??????

I think they should sell the business and take their hands off. Otherwise they will be deep shit at the expense of ours !!!!!!


Wednesday, October 04, 2006 12:25:08 PM


rajarata said...
Why don't you people call CEO Mr.Muhunthan and ask these questions.

1. How much is the initial investment, what percentage of it came from TRO, if any and the rest came from where?

2. How many employees are actually working at CBNsat? (Not including Epsi Computers employees). In other words, are they fulfilling the BOI requirement of minimum 300 employees?

3. Who is their Hongkong partners, Asian broadband networks? Is this a fake company or a company with LTTE connections?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 12:55:33 PM


sanju1975 said...
Well said Rajarata !!!!

Actually this job is not ours. This is upto law enforcing authorities. According to my knowledge Q no.1 is been asked and no proper answer is been given.

Q no.2 and 3 aregood questions where no one ever asked !!!!

Actually when you go on the web and search there is no company as "Asian broadband networks"

So it could be a fake company because even a small company will have a website nowadays and it's hard to beleive they are running the business without a website ???

And normally when you have a such international link it will show in company website. (Ex:- On the Dialog site it shows it's a Telekom Malaysia company)
But we don't see anything as such on the cbnsat website.

These are the real things we have to see.

shamil said...

So what realy is this "Asian Broadband Network" Even i could not locate a site with that name in the internet.

Certaintly there are some loopholes that should be explained as these kind of orgernizations are well known of being fake and funding orgernizations of LTTE.

Palitha Galappaththi said...

wonder some of these bloggers are also funded by TRO, Epsy, CBN group

JOKIYA said...

Interested guys-Comet are giving connections in 2 weeks time and you can pay a advance and reserve your connection.

Its the olt stuff (Analog) but much better than buying SHITNET

cableguy said...

Keep on going guys!

The missing evidence to nail CBNSat(which never existed) is slowly but surely being crafted on this blog by a bunch of idiots.

So keep up the fantastic job of attcking each other and creating evidence. So when you are all finished, the govnt will take the ideas from the blog and BOOOOM!!!
There goes CBNSat.

PS.For those who havent figured out already, I am being very sarcastic.

"INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY"
I dont care where and how it is achieved. Just bring the evidence to the Supreme COurt.

I dont believe any of you guys so called "proof" or "claims". I repeat, BRING IT TO THE SUPREME COURT.
That has not happened yet, though.

cableguy said...

Looks like major judgments are being passed on this blog, but the supreme court cannot.
How ironic!!

cableguy said...

Jokiya

How much is COMET asking as an advance.

JOKIYA said...

CABLE GUY - You have to pay the entire connection fee of 23,000/-
(20,000/- + VAT) to reserve the connection.

If interested you can call them on 2557150

kula said...

That’s true cable guy. If they had proof they would have done the necessary buy now. These are just "opa dupa" & "Kata katha" (gossip)

cbnsatcustomer said...

According to some people here LTTE have invested more than 10 billion ruppees in CBNSat (it must be true becuase jvp's "lanka" newspaper said so. they're the only patriots in this country. either you're with us or you're with LTTE like Goarge Bush said)

May be LTTE invested 10 billion and got cbnsat to hide claymore bombs inside decoders so they could blow them using a sattelite command when people watch tv

Mahela said...

Graet , CBN customer,

Lanka News tell the truth thats
why their leader's sister went to prostitution.Your right .There are the best people who we can trust.I love his sister . Wish i could go to one of her dens , now we know who fund this JVP paper.Its the prostitution that fund this .Lovely . I love this country

Post your pic so that i could worship u night and day.

Mahela said...

Once Sanat Jayasuriya said the same people who love us when we win hate us when we lose.Lets not do the same to CBNsat.Thay have done so much for this mother lanka, we need to support them at this time to get up, not to make a lies to sell comet and sat net connections.

bank_dude said...

Guys just stop this crap. We are arguing about this after 5 months of closure. This is nonsence. All of us are here in this blog due to one reason. The only reason is to get CBN back on air and safeguard our 17000+ investment because 17000+ cannot be forgotten for most of us because we know what effort we made to earn it.

kaluperuma said...

Mahela- Is Sanath Jayasuriya going to buy CBNsat,Damn good we will have all the sports channel and is is confirmed? Yes yes Sanath has done so much for mother lanka and presently he has a comet connection.

Very good that he is going digital

sanju1975 said...

Thats what I say !!!!!!!!!

It's high time now for cbnsat to sell their business. We the subscribers are caught in the middle of this tug-o-war between cbnsat and gov of sl.

Enough guys ! Give us a break. The gov is not happy to issue a licence to cbnsat due to their suspectable behaviour. Cbnsat is also not presenting the true facts regarding their initial funding.

So what ????????? Do we have tosuffer after paying Rs. 17,000 to them. It's their fault man you guys need to realise that.

We should safeguard our rights as subscribers. What the hell is cbnsat subscriber unite is doing. They are also quiet now.

What does that mean ????

Isn't there anyone to safeguard us ???????

shamil said...

DUDE - cant you tell your friend at CBNsat to look at the option of uplinking through their partner Asian Broadband Network and ask your friend who came from HK whether they already have such a service there (They should as your friend has heard about the Company )

As per my knowledge the Star Tv package of Shitnet is also beamed from HK

sanju1975 said...

IF ANYONE OF YOU KNOWS ABOUT
"Asian Broadband Networks"
PLEASE POST THE INFO ON THIS BLOG.

Where it is ?????

Anybody who knows their contacts or web site please post it on the blog.


HOPE THIS WILL NOT BE CENSORED BY THE BLOG ADMIN

Looser said...

Who is this this Sanju1975?

Don't you any work?

I think he's paid to do the comments against CBNSat on this blog by Hulla or Balla!

He was putiing comments in almost every hour!

Wake up guys stop talking bullshit.

dee.panadura said...

Must be a jobbless guy expirimenting with computers and internet from a 'Nana Sala'.

kaluperuma said...

I feel Sanju-1975 has some substance in this issue,Actualy what is this"Asian Broadban Network"? You have to think out of the box Panadura - Looser,What if this guys are realy connected and why did the media entirely back out of the issue,Even the Sunday Leader is silent now.

SHAMSHEER said...

Things seem to come out and if these things are accurate there is a big possibility that the CID has landed on something big.All those who are trying to banish SANJU1975 look out,As he seems to have some reliable inside info.

Its better if the CBNsat management make a comment on this ASIAN BROADBAND thing.

lil_birdy said...

Obviously Sanju1975 hasnt done maths or accounts! where the f@#$ did you get the 13 odd billion! if CBN had that money, do u think they will be wasting it in this bloody cursed country???????????
Well i think you need to first go back to elementary school to learn your numbers first!
Also who the hell told you u need such kind of money to start this kind of business? That obviously goes to show your level of business capacity! Utter shame on people who spit out words without knowing any facts!
I will always support CBN, coz i know they are clean! I think this country men deserve to be in a deep dark well, without any access to info. they need to be gamays forever....

rajarata said...

I was told by an employee of CBNsat that CBN employs no more than 60 people. CBN has actually fooled the Government to get BOI status to obtain illegal tax break.

lil_birdy said...

Hello Rajarata, ofcourse we know how much we can trust you. Please refrain from giving false info on the blog, coz we know people at CBN too for ur information!

lil_birdy said...

And why do u think the so called BOI kept their big mouth shut all these days? And do u by any chance know what the procedure is for BOI to issue BOI status to a company? Well it is a real joke, and shows future confidence on them if u ask me!
Dont try to bring down CBN, coz i dont think you can achieve even one hundreth of them to uplift this damn country!

sanju1975 said...


MY DEAR FELLOW BLOGEERS,

STILL YOU DON'T HAVE A CLEAR ANSWER FOR ANY QUESTION I ASKED. ALL WHAT YOU CAN DO IS PERSONAL MUD SLINGING ON ME.

WHY CAN'T YOU GUYS TELL HOW MUCH AND WHO HAVE INVESTED IN CBNSAT ??

AND WHERE THE HELL IS "ASIAN BROADBAND NETWORKS" ??????

AT LEAST ANSWER THE SECOND QUESTION WHICH IS A VERY BASIC ONE.

THE INTELLIGENT THING IS NOT TO SLING MUD ON ME. BUT ASK FROM THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW AT CBNSAT THESE Q'S !!!!!

THEN YOU WILL REALISE EVEN THEY DON'T HAVE A CLEAR ANSWER FOR US.
WHAT MATTERS TO ME IS THAT WE HAVE PAID THEM RS. 17,000 TO GET A SERVICE AND CBNSAT HAVE FOOLED US ALL.

THIS CANT GO ON LIKE THIS !!!!!

THERE SHOULD BE AN END !!!!!!

GIVE US THE SERVICE BACK WITHOUT LYING ALL OVER !!!!!!!!!!

rajarata said...

Now only the Sri Lankan Government is formulating procedures to issue DTH licences. CBN has crept into the scene when there was no regulation, which is illegal. Now they have to wait in the line to get the license like any other DTH license seeker. Ideally only SLT and Rupavahini should be given licenses to operate for atleast 3-5 years. Remember the Telco sector. SLT had a monopoly for a very long time until the deregulation came. SLT should dominate the market like in Telco sector. SLT money goes to boost the govt income which in turn will help in country's development.

Now beside their illegal and unethical operation, the CBN has been found to have LTTE connections.

Hmmm... It is going to be very difficult for them to get a license if not impossible.

lightning_struck_tower said...

Until now CBNsat has paid me 3000/= to do the postings here.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Reminder to all,

Please do not believe any of the comments made by nickname "lightning_struck_tower" without checking profile information first.

Hover you mouse over the name in blue and you should see "http://www.blogger.com/profile/26210630" appearing on your browser status bar. (Usually bottom left corner of the screen)

And there will be an empty rectangle next to my name. (so far the fake hasnt imitated this :p) . Hover the mouse cursor over the rectangle and you should see "http://www.blogger.com/profile/26210630" on your status bar.

If you view my profile information by clicking on my name in blue, the letters L, S and T in my name are CAPITALS. The fake account has all simple letters.

And my profile information should look similar to the below:
#########
Profile information:
lightning_struck_tower
On Blogger Since June 2006
email: filenetworks@gmail.com
Link: http://www.blogger.com/profile/26210630
(Click on my name in blue on top of the comment to view my profile.)
#########

To clarify a few points made by me so far,

1. I have not seen (or heard) any evidence that lead to a possible LTTE-CBNsat connection. Therefore i do not believe CBNsat had any LTTE connection. Prove it or at least give solid facts, i'll believe it.

2. I believe CBNsat was shut down due to a conspiracy lead by Lakshman Hulugalle and BAC
Abeywardena. (if any of their agents are watching this blog, they can kiss my ass)

3. I have very little hope on CBNsat returning coz the vested interests are still at large. But this is srilanka and SL is unpredictable.

And my dear fake "lightning_struck_tower",
I know you have fallen in love with me. I love you too :D If you drop me a mail on
filenetworks@gmail.com, we can carry out relationship forward :p

Aimee said...

While I don't believe the company has LTTE connections at all, I don't see the point in talking about who or what was sponsored by CBN. Any cash rich company can do so, after all. And I don't think the government really cares about the influx of NGO capital into Tsunami funds. Perhaps, that's why there's such a clear "distinction" between GO and NGO.