Operators of pirate TV station arrested
Two men who had surreptitiously operated a pirate television station
was arrested by a team of police officers following a raid carried out
on an upstair house in Mahaiyawa, Kandy last Friday, Police Media
Spokesman, SP Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.
According to police, the two men had televised 35 foreign programs to
a selected audience in the Kandy town and suburbs since 2008. The
operation was illegal as the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
had not issued a licence for them to operate a private television
station in Kandy, police said.
Following the raid, Police recovered 48 units used for televising
programs. The suspects are being questioned further to see whether they
have links to any subversive elements. The suspects were produced before
Courts and a detention order obtained to investigate them further.