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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 05.58 GMT

Kokavil tower to function soon


President Mahinda Rajapaksa will soon declare open the multi-purpose transmission tower constructed in Kokavil.

Around 350 million rupees have been spent for the construction of the 172 metre high tower. Most of the expenditure was borne by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.

He further said with the functioning of the tower, people in the northern peninsula as well as in Wanni will be accorded the opportunity to watch TV and listen to the radio without transmission interruptions after several decades.

Kokavil tower is Sri Lanka’s largest and the highest transmission tower. It has been erected at the same location where the earlier tower stood. Several radio and transmission television channels have already conducted test trials using this tower.

Mr. Ganegala at a progress evaluation meeting yesterday said these tests have been extremely successful. The tower could be utilized for telecommunication purposes in addition to the needs of the electronic media. The secretary further said the attention has been focused to allow private electronic media as well as communication institutes to utilize this tower to extend their services in the north and the Wanni.





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