May 27, 2020

CSN broadcasting rights restored ; same frequencies given Featured

The Court of Appeal yesterday (26) granted permission to settle a case against cancelling the broadcasting license granted to Carlton Sports Network (CSN).

The channel stopped telecasting in 2016 after the then Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Communication revoked its license, citing various discrepancies in the license issued and for contradicting with the provisions in the Sri Lanka  Telecommunications act. no 25 of 1991.

This order was made by the Court of Appeal, where a Writ petition was filed, challenging the ministry decision.

As a result, Media Ministry representatives agreed to withdraw the letter of revocation of license issued by them, as the parties to the action had agreed for a settlement.

The Appeal Court entered into a decision as there was no basis to continue the action after the Ministry of Media revoked the letter of revocation.

The Court of Appeal had also ordered to give back the same frequencies on which CSN was operating previously.

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