Friday, October 13, 2006

LBN Appeals Court Case today

The LBN Appeals Court Case will be held today (Oct 13th). We are expecting the license to be granted today and for LBN to resume operations. We hope that authorities will grant the required licenses and allow LBN to operate from today.

Please update us on the time of the hearing as well as the result of the hearing as the day progresses.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

hearing is in the morning. so we should be able get an update in the after noon.

Let's hope for the best

Anonymous said...

has anybody got an update about the hearing?

Anonymous said...

called lbn...they told to call after 3...

Anonymous said...

as usual they must be waiting for our updates!!!

Anonymous said...

yes thats TRUE....those poor reps they dont know what the hell they r talking

Anonymous said...

it's a good sign that we have to wait till evening for a result. usually if there is a postponment it's done in the morning. And i stress "USUALLY"

Anonymous said...

no stress than waiting

Anonymous said...

LBN next hearing is on 25th Nov. ……………

Anonymous said...

LBN next hearing is on 25th OCT. SORRY FOR THE MONTH……………

kula said...

Eventhough it is postponed till 25th, LBN will get TRC license today evening or Monday..so I beleive that they could go to apeal court before 25th to ask for resumption of service

kula said...

Hope LBN management will confirm this to blog admin and do the necessary to resume services soon.

Anonymous said...

No dates given it seems..Trc will give license today or monday after which they can go for a motion at the magistrates court as its this court which has sealed the premises

Does anyone know how much time this takes...The whole procedure is really getting on my nerves

kula said...

This is what LBN posted previously..."At the Magisterial Court yesterday (Sept 20th), the case was postponed to 9th November. However LBN can file a motion anytime before that in the event the TRC license is granted. We are expecting the TRC license to be granted on or before the 3rd of October - Shirantha Herath"

If they get license today or Monday, they can file a motion anytime as mentioned above

Anonymous said...

apparently if they get the license on monday they will put the case into the magistrate court on monday itself (which strikes me as highly unlikely) and then the likelihood is that it will take a further 2 weeks to get the magistrate court to order the removal of seals (since one court in sri lanka doesn't see the validity of the verdict of another court of course notwithstanding the fact that it IS TWO seperate cases) anyways fellow cable less brethren there does seem to be some light at the end of the tunnel (but we shouldn't get any of our hopes up since many carrots have been dangled in front of noses on this regard) It remains to be seen if the TRC will give the license on Monday. Because today was supposed to be the absolute FINAL deadline for them to issue the license ( so how did they get an extension till monday ) Justice moves in mysterious ways I guess. Anyway let us pray that we'll be able to watch some real TV in NOvember. Amen

Anonymous said...

Here's another problem apparently even after TRC license is given and seals are removed and LBN resumes transmission they are THEN going to have to sort out the broken or frayed cables so that the network is functioning perfectly. I mean what were all those test transmissions (which I for one never received) for? Shouldn't this maintainance have been done in this rather long lull period. Once again the customer suffers.

Anonymous said...

Test transmissions did take place on thursdays from around 12 to 4(although it was to be from 10 to 4)..About the maintentance delay ya its said they mite take 2-3 days to retore broken cable lines..they could continue to maintain the lines coz of the court order..(BLGer)

By the way i thought a higher court verdict is enough to validate an order given by lower courts???

Anonymous said...

GOOD NEWS 4 ALL!!
I just talked with on f da rep, he said whn they got license 2 day they will resume transimtion on Monday otherwise whn they will get license on Mon they can resuming on Tus. So any how frm Tus v can enjoy with LBN. Thanx god.
plz tell me is that Rep said right?

Anonymous said...

Well am not sure whether we really can celebrate yet..diff reps seem to ve different versions..but one told that the magistrates court procedure isa simple one and might get solved within the day!!!anything on it?

Anonymous said...

LBN reps have informed me that the president has signed the documents but they are yet to receive the license but are hopeful of resuming transmission before the end of this month (Oct). I replied back saying that we have heard this "Hoping to resume Transmission before the end of this month" many many times before and is nothing new. I also pointed out that they have come accross as a "weak" and "passive company" who instead of "making things happen" are simply "Hoping for the best". Having waited for 5 months for this to sort itself out in all fairness I will give them another week to keep their word. After that I will get a "DISH TV" connection and use the LBN cable as a clothes line. I think the govt of sri lanka has now learnt that thanks to modern technology - they will not be able to control the media and what it's citizen's should watch. Thanks to this modern technology we will not have to watch absolute rubbish such as "Shakalaka Baby, Friends, Praveena" an even some of the Flops that an english tv channel shows during weeends.