Tuesday, December 05, 2006

To CBNsat Customers from Muhunthan Canagey

** We received the following email on December 3rd 2006. We are sorry for being unable to post this earlier.

02nd December 2006

Dear Valued Customers,

I take this opportunity to thank all our dear valued customers for bringing us to the resolution of the CBNSat saga which we have reached today. Thank you all for being so extremely patient with us and for understanding our predicament.

At our last Supreme Court hearing the Court ordered CBNSat to recommence transmission immediately.


“Having considered submissions of Counsel and the information disclosed
in Court, we grant leave to proceed in the alleged infringement of the
Petitioner’s fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 12(1) and 14(1)
of the Constitution. We also grant to the Petitioner interim relief prayed
for in prayer (d) of the prayer to the Petition”.

“The Petitioner is permitted to recommence the service that was
provided prior to the seizure and there will be no obstruction to the
Petitioner and /or Communiq Broadband being companies owned
by the same share-holders from carrying on the transmission that was
done prior to the seizure.”


These are some of the quotes extracted from the Court order. The comprehensive Supreme Court order will be available on our website, which is www.cbnsat.com and I welcome you all to visit the site.

I have now accomplished my goal that all customers will continued to be served, all employees will continue to be employed and that all commitments to all the financial institutions and creditors of CBNSat will be honoured. Today will be my last day in office as I have decided to move on with my new venture due to the existing shares of the company being sold to Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd., a subsidiary of Dialog Telekom Limited whom I am confident will take CBNSat to the next level.

My achievement would not have been possible if I had not been backed by such wonderful people as you all and I am extremely grateful to the support given by our stakeholders, including the CBNSat Subscriber Unite group, our valued customers, our employees, the financial institutions and other parties whose patience and understanding was vital.

I hope you will all continue to enjoy CBNSat and its services.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Muhunthan Canagey

Chief Executive Officer

6 comments:

eXcalibur said...

Spoken like a true man - hero - pioneer.

We salute thee sir.

Lisura said...


It was a victory for the CBNSat Subscribers on Saturday 2nd December after seeing the green light back on their decoders PERMANENTLY after 6 long months. It was a long time than we initially thought and finally justice has prevailed. But the process took so long than we anticipated and finally the founder CEO of CBNSat had to sell it to Dialog Telekom for the good and benefit of everyone.

We happen to see the pictures on our TV’s on Saturday evening but the bitterness of the whole fiasco which unfolded during the last 6 months is a black spot in the History of Sri Lanka. Finally all the allegations made against CBNSat have just vanished into thin air.

I take this moment to thank on behalf of CBNSat Subscribers Unite for everyone who stood behind bringing in justice to us, the CBNSat Subscribers. Mr. Muhunthan who fought right throughout to bring back CBNSat online and running the customer care right throughout to keep the subscribers informed.

And a very special BIG Thank you to the blog admin. The CBNSat blog was the most happening place for the subscribers all around the island for the past 6 months. It was the sole place for gathering information on the situation and exchanging the ideas. The first of its kind in Sri Lanka. And the blog paved way for the subscribers to meet on-line and then get together to form “CBNSat Subscribers Unite” to act as the sole representative body on the part of subscribers to bring in justice for the victimized subscribers. And my special thanks goes to all the senior bloggers prmo, rob, cbnsatvictim and mohan for helping out tremendously in all the matters which the “CBNSat Subscribers Unite” came across with. And I thank all the people who signed our online petition, All the news papers who published our articles and press releases on their news papers specially Sunday Times and Daily Mirror, Rivira and Nation news papers. Also I need to thank the staff of CBNSat who stayed with the company during this painful time.

And all the others who helped CBNSat subscribers to bring back their service.

THANK YOU FOR YOU ALL !

Lisura
Convener - CBNSat SUBSCRIBERS UNITE
cbnsat@gmail.com

cableguy said...

Thank You very much Mr. Canagey. Thank you for your insight, Thank you for your persistence, Thank You for your integrity, and most of all, Thank You for not giving up on us. You are a true son of this soil, who fought against all odds to keep your wonderful creation alive. And when you hit a brick wall, you went to the next level and even gave up all your stakes, for the benefit of the customers.
I wish you the very best in your new ventures. Its just a damn shame how this country treats its prodigal sons and daughters.

I fervently hope that some of these assholes who were responsible for the CBNSat fiasco(the MOFO's who run this country, and boasting themselves as the real patriots of this country), will learn a good lesson or two form your good business practice and your leadership.

You will always be the person associated with CBNSat in our minds.

Adios Muhunthan

Max Payne said...

Mr. Muhunthan Canagey, you are a real HERO. You have my great respect, which I don’t have even for the top most position in this country. I give my word as a man, you will be in our hearts forever. It’s very sad to say good bye to the HERO who fought in the battlefield. But we know that, you made that decision because of the CBNSat customers. I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for all your efforts to take Sri Lanka to the next level risking everything including your life. WISH YOU noting but the BEST! Hats off to you Mr. Muhunthan Canagey

Anonymous said...

THIS FOR YOU MR CANAGEY

YOU HAVE DONE A REVALUTION IN SRI LANKAN MEDIA. SIR BEFORE YOU LEAVE PLEASE GIVE THIS NEW IDEA TO YOUR NEW DIRECTORS, ABOUT 20000 CLIENTS WERE AWATING TO GET THE CONNECTION BACK FOR 6 MONTHS. OVER 100000 FAMILY MEMBERS INCLUDED IN IT.

PLEASE DO SOME THING FOR THEM.ATLEAST GIVE THEM THE OPPERTUNITY TO SEE ALL THE CBN CHANNELS. DOEN'T MATTER WHAT THEY PAY MONTHLY.

YOU ARE A SRI LANKAN HERO

Anonymous said...

PRADEEPA PRIYADARSHANI

PLEASE UP DATE NEW LISTS