Monday, May 28, 2012

Pro-LTTE Broadcast Cannot Be Blocked ?

By Dinouk Colombage

The Transnational Government of Tamil Elam's (TGTE) radio broadcast cannot be blocked according Anusha Palpitta, Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC). Palpitta told The Sunday Leader that the (TGTE) were broadcasting on a shortwave frequency, and as such their signal could not be blocked by the TRC.

He explained that the TRC did posses the equipment which would allow them to block such a signal, but added that the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation did. "The SLBC is the only registered broadcast station that uses shortwave, they are also the only place that posses the equipment to block such a broadcast," Palpitta said.

The SLBC chairman, Hudson Samarasinghe, was unavailable for comment. The TGTE, who are a pro-LTTE group, had its first broadcast last Saturday (May 18) to coincide with the three year anniversary of the end of the war. Naatham, the TGTE radio station, can also be received in India, Malaysia and Singapore. (Via 
Sudipta Ghose)