The Chief Magistrate Colombo Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena made order permitting LBN to resume test transmissions on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00PM, considering an application made by the cable network.
The Managing Director of LBN of Kirula Road, Narahenpita Colombo 5 filed an application seeking permission of the Court to begin a test transmission. Counsel for the applicant Mr. Kuvera de Zoysa citing an order of the Supreme Court stated that Court had allowed the applicant in that case the CBNSat of George R. De Silva Mawatha Col 13 to transmit test transmissions.
Therefore LBN should also be permitted to commence test transmissions as the causes of action in cases are similar.
CID Inspector Mahinda did not object to the application. He asked Court to allow the application to do the test transmissions under the inspection of technical officers from the SLRC and TRC.
The Magistrate ordered LBN to carry out the test transmissions on Thursdays from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
She ordered LBN not to transmit regular or serial programmes. She also ordered the CID to get the assistance of Rupavahini Corporation and the TRC to assist LBN.
The test transmission will commence from August 10.
The CID filed a separate application before the Magistrate to order CBNSat network to carry on their test transmission only in the presence of CID and officers from SLRC and TRC. The Magistrate overruled the application.
Counsel Kuvera de Zoya with Aruna Wickramarasinghe instructed by Sudath Perera Associates appeared for LBN Cable Network.
By T. Farook Thajudeen