For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
July 29, 2010:
The case filed by the MTV Channel Private Limited against the fact that the frequency on which Shakthi TV transmitted in the Jaffna peninsula for seven years, was given over to another company was settled today.
The case was taken up before the President of the court of appeal Sathya Hettige and Justice Anil Gunaratne.
Senior state counsel appearing for the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Sumathi Dharmawardena stated that the frequency UHF 46 has been allocated for Shakthi TV to transmit in Jaffna.
He further said that this frequency can be obtained by making the necessary payment in this regard, on or before the 4th of August.
The petitioner withdrew the case, as the TRC agreed to grant MTV channel private limited a frequency for Shakthi TV to transmit in the Jaffna peninsula.
Attorney at law Sandamali Chandrasekara and Sanjeewa Jayawardene appeared on behalf of the petitioner, acting on the instructions of Sudath Perera associates.