Monday, November 27, 2006

BREAKING NEWS :

CBNSAT HAVE WON THE 6-MONTH LONG COURT BATTLE !!!!!!!!

IT IS CONFIRMED NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAVE GIVEN THE ORDER TO CBNSAT TO RE-COMMENCE THEIR OPERATIONS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

SO CBNSAT WILL START THE OPERATIONS AS SOON THEY GET THE RULING ON PAPER.

WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A SOOTHING NEWS FOR ALL THE CBNSAT SUBSCRIBERS WHO WAITED PATIENTLY FOR THIS MOMENT.

WE CONGRATULATE THE CEO AND STAFF OF CBNSAT NOT GIVING UP ON THIS INJUST CLOSURE !

FINALLY THE PATIENCE HAVE PAID BACK THE SUBSCRIBERS !!!!

CBNSat Subscribers Unite

22 comments:

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

yo this is good news. But was there a hearing today?

hush said...

I thought the hearing was on 5th dec.was this a executive decision or a judicial decision?

Anyhow I dont care as long as CBNsat is back. hope that this is true cause cant fall back after such a good news.

Congrats CBN and tks for the perserverance shown and proving it does pay off.

ALISON said...

No i hear it was done through a Motion,The real story is that Dialog will be operating CBNsat and CJ has orderd commencement of transmission immedietly.

The type of agreement is unclear and but it is supposed to be a total buyover.

Alf said...

Yes. Alison is correct. CBNSat has been taken over by Dialog GSM. His Excellency has refused to give permission to operate under the present management so they have sold it to Dialog GSM.

Anyway, that was the only way out from this mess...and wish it happened earlier but the Management did'nt understand this till now.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...
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Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

It's all good but i feel sorry for the management that they lost their grip on CBNsat. Dialog is a capable company. It wont be easy for hulla to manipulate them.

Let's see how dialog operates CBnsat. I hope they will add more channels and hope they will not raise package rates. I will be using DishTv now that i bought it and coz it currently has more channels than CBNsat. If CBnsat gives better packages than DishTV, i'll simply turn the dish around and switch to it.

Go CBNsat!

ALISON said...

If this all true i realy feel for Mr.Muhunthan and the Staff of CBNsat who were instrumental and dedicated in achieving and giving the best to us the subscribers.

If not for Muhunthan and his vision,We sri Lankans will be watching the analog shit of multivision,and all this illegal Dish Tv dealers wont be having any business.

We should hail Muhunthan for the bold decesion he has taken and for thinking of us, the subscribers.

Lisura said...

CONGRATULATIONS !

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MR. MUHUNTHAN CANAGEY AND ALL OF CBNSAT STAFF FOR FIGHTING THIS LONE BATTLE FOR NEARLY 6 MONTHS.

ABSOLUTELY NO ONE CAME TO THE BATTLE FRONT AND NO SUPPORT WHATSOEVER CAME FROM EVEN THE MEDIA WHO WERE USING CBNSAT PLATFORM BEFORE THE CLOSURE. APART FROM CBNSAT ONLY SUBSCRIBERS UNITE VOICED OUT THERE CONCERS ON BEHALF OF THE SUBSCRIBERS.

TRULY CJ HAVE GIVEN A GREAT DECISION TODAY ON THE PLIGHT ON AFFECTED SUBSCRIBERS.

WE HAVE WAITED AND WAITED FOR THIS DATE.

NOW IT'S A MATTER TO SEE THE GREEN LIGHT ON OUR DECODERS. HOPE IT WILL APPEAR SOON TODAY OR TOMORROW !

Cable Guy said...

Well! Well!!,

Looks like we are almost through.

I called CBN and according to the rep, transmission won't start until next week.
So, The enemy still has time to react.

Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS to every one worked had to pull this up.

P.S.
CBNSat Subscribers Unite seems to be very exited, they exposed all the email addresses :)

dee.panadura said...

Some good news for a country thats going to the dogs.

anyway hope to see the Gee. light again

cableguy said...

Latest from a CBNSat Rep

Quote_"Since they have been shut down for 6 months, they have to activate the channels one at a time. The engineers are servicing the uplinking equipment. Within two days from now a few channels will be available to view. In one weeks time, all the channels will be available."-Unquote

Lets keep our fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly.

In the meantime, lets keep guessing which channel will be the first.

My Guess is Fashion TV!!! (since its FTA)....LOL.....

ParanoidJackass said...

Congratulations CBNSat. Congratulations CBNSat Subscriber Unit.

HOPE & HARD WORK PAYS.....


PJ

kaluperuma said...

ALF MOKADA ME PETHTHE? HE MUST BE WORRIED THAT HE WONT BE ABLE TO GET ANY INCOME (THE COMMISSION FROM THE ILLEGAL DISH TV DEALERS),YOU CAN SEE WHAT A TRAITOR HE IS,WITHOUT APPRECIATING THE HARD WORK OF THE CBNSAT CEO,HE HAS STARTED TO BLAST HIM DESPITE ALL THE GOOD WORK OF THE CBNSAT CEO.

ALF MUST BE A HORA SHOT OF LALITH KOTHALAWALA,WHO IS THE NUMBER ONE TRAITOR IN THIS COUNTRY AND HIS SON ALF COMES A CLOSE SECOND.

jesika said...

Congratulations CBNSat!!!!!!!!
*******************************

This the the greates news i heard after long time
I hope to buy a dishtv Package next week. But I saved my money.
CBN Com soon, We are waiting !!!

anyway does Dialog has that license?
I heard SLT & SLRC only have that license.

welcome CBNSAT !!!!

channa said...

Baluwardena must be really worried and huluballa must have got a heart attack,Whatever the involment of Dialog in this venture they know they cannot survive.

Its suprising that Baluwardena did not request to run CBNSAT under his licence as he had a thought for it initialy.Now that he has been chased out of the tea board,what mihunthan should have done was to let this dog beg from him.

don said...

kalu is right to some extent and you should not blast Mr.Muhunthan as he did everythinhg possible to get CBNsat back on track and their was nothing wrong in what he did,He is the person single handedly responsible for bringing DTH to sri lanka and the ultimate sucess.

So it is not very good for ALF to find falt with him for no reson,It must be pure jelousy because he has already invested on dish tv connection and earning thousands from selling to others.

But dont compare that maniac Kothalawala with ALF and he is not that bad,Kothalawala is a traitor who is trying to destroy this country and he is the most foolish arshole in this country.

Alf said...

Hi Kalu

I am here because i have the freedom of expression. And mind ou i have NOT blasted anyone and mere congrat CBNSat for atleast realising the reality now.

Yeah, you can call me anything(freedom of expression)..cos you were the one who was holding the lamp for Mr.K right?? And you know who Mr.K did it with?? Its with your mother!! Thats why you have this thing of always writing against me. And did u ever wonder why your name start with "K"??

You seems to be a toddler who can't even understand the my simple posting.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Jesica,
I think Dialog has all the licenses the TRC can issue. They recently took Asset media which is said to have a paytv licence and they have a subsidiary called Dialog broadband which even has a license to deploy a CDMA network.

About media licence, i don't know whether they have it or not. But this time around surely hulla or balla wont be able to fuck around with CBNsat as they please.

krandor said...

Sad thing is that I'm sure the people behind CBNSat are fed-up with Sri Lanka. Even if they get a positive outcome, I think they will no longer want to risk investing in Sri Lanka, thanks to the experience they had.

Can our country really afford to lose people like this? They have started at least two successful and professional businesses but I don't think we will see them taking a chance in SL again.

Remember if they sell to Dialog, they will do so for less money than they could have made if they were in a position of strength (for example, if they had a license themselves).

We can be happy as subscribers but the nation has lost.

kaluperuma said...

ALF KOTHALAWALA - NOW YOU ARE TALKING,NO ALF KOTHALAWALA DID IT ALL AT YOUR OWN HOUSE AND UNTERSTANDABLY HER HUSBAND WAS NOT THEIR,MR.K DIDNT WANT THE LIGHTS ON AND THE PATRIOT FARTHER GOT ONE HIS EYES INJURED BY HIS FRIENDS THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS,SO IT HAPPENED IN THE DARK,AND SO IT DOESNT MATTER AS YOUR FACE JUST LOOKS LIKE THE FOOLISH KOTHALAWALA.

PALAYANG ALF YANNA

Lisura said...

BREAKING NEWS :

CBNSAT ENGINEERS ARE WORKING ON THE SYSTEM TO UPLINK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SO HOPEFULLY BY TONIGHT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE GREEN LIGHT ON OUT DECODERS.

BY TOMORROW DEFINITELY WE WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE SOME CHANNELS.

ONLY FEW CHANNELS WILL BE VISIBLE AT THE START. EVENTUALLY CBNSAT WILL ADD ALL THE CHANNELS.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DECODERS ON AND REPORT STO THE BLOG ONCE YOU RECEIVE THE SIGNAL.

Lisura said...


SonicNet granted permission to commence operation

By S.S.Selvanayagam


The Supreme Court yesterday (27) granted interim relief to SonicNet Technologies (Pvt) Ltd permitting it to recommence the operation of its Communiq Broadband Network (CBN Sat) transmission with immediate effect.


The Bench comprising Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva and Justices N. G. Amaratunga and Saleem Marsoof also granted the petitioner company SonicNet Technologies leave to proceed with the fundamental rights application for the alleged infringements of its fundamental right to equality and equal protection of the law.


The matter came up on a motion filed pursuant to the proceedings of November 6. Having considered the submission of the petitioner, court made order permitting the petitioner to negotiate a sale of the equipment and facilities to another service provider.


This order specifically stated that the negotiations could be entered into by the petitioner on the basis that the order sealing the equipment would be vacated, when negotiations are finalised.


President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing for the petitioner submitted that the negotiations are now being finalised and the petitioner could sell the facility to the subsidiary of Dialog Telekom Ltd. Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd wholly subsidiary of the Dialog Telekom Ltd would purchase the shares of Communiq Broadband Network.


Counsel Romesh de Silva further submitted that Asset Media has already got licence under Section 28 of the Rupavahini Corporation Act (Media licence) permitting it to broadcast and that the Dialog Telekom has a licence under and in terms of Section 17 of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.


He submitted that pursuant to the sale agreement with the petitioner, Dialog and /or its subsidiary would be permitted to carry on the broadcast that were carried on by the petitioner prior to the seal.


He also submitted that the petitioner company has imported equipment which have not been cleared and is kept in the port premises and that since the TRC has not granted the clearance pending these proceedings, appropriate steps be taken by the TRC to ensure that the petitioner could clear his equipments.


Court accordingly granted the petitioner interim relief pleaded in the petition (d). Petitioner was permitted to recommence the service that were provided prior to the seizure and there will be no obstruction to the petitioner and / or Communiq Broadband being all companies owned by the same share-holders from carrying on the transmission that was done prior to the seizure. Since there is a possibility of resolving the matter, no date for objection for hearing is granted. The matter was listed to be mentioned on January 16.


The petitioner cited Chief Inspector U.K. Mahindadasa, Superintendent of Police A.R.Vaidyalankara and Sub Inspector L.Tilak Bandara all of Police Commercial Crime Unit –II the IGP, The TRC and the Attorney General as respondents.


President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva with Sugath Caldera, Riad Ameen and Evaj de Silva instructed by G. G. Arulpragasam appeared for the petitioner. Additional Solicitor General Sathya Hettige with Senior State Counsel Sumathi Dharmawardana appeared for 1st to 5th respondents and the Attorney General. President’s Counsel D. S. Wijesinghe appeared for the intervenient petitioner the Minister of Mass Media and Information. President’s Counsel Palitha Kumarasinghe appeared for the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. Sanjeewa Jayawardane with Rajeev Amarasuriya appeared for the Dialog Telekom.


Source:

http://www.dailymirror.lk/
2006/11/28/news/03.asp