Media secretary clarifies 
[February 17, 2004
- 9.45 GMT

“The letter regarding the revoking of the television license granted to the Asia Broadcasting Corporation (Pvt) Ltd was sent to the corporation Saturday February 7, 2004 at 3pm. This was before the dissolution of Parliament and therefore before Lakshman Kadirgamar was appointed Minister of Information and Telecommunication” said Media Ministry Secretary Tilak Raniviraja.

Speaking to PRIU, Raniviraja clarified the issue saying that ABC Ltd has not been utilizing its Television license and the frequency allocation it had obtained, during the past five years. It was therefore a routine procedure to cancel such unutilized licenses.

He said however the ABC’s radio channels will continue uninterrupted.






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Last Updated Date: February 17, 2004  - 9.45 GMT.


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