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TRCSL GOES WITH UTHURU WASANTHAYA PROGRAM - TRANSMISSION CENTRE AT KOKAVIL

TRCSL has taken a leading roll in providing telecommunication related infrastructure to extend TV, Radio Broadcasting and Telecommunication facilities to the residents in the North under “Uthuru Wasanthaya” Program. Kokavil Tower project is the first of its kind and some more to come to facilitate microwave connectivity.

Mr. Priyantha Kariyapperuma, Director General of the TRCSL said that TRCSL has allocated Rs.150 Million, initially for the above Project and this is launched under the 180 days Program with kind coordination of Ministry of Mass Media and the Ministry of Defence.

This Project will be inaugurated on the 19th of August’2009 in the presence of Mr. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Hon Minister of Mass Media and Information and Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, MP, Senior Advisor to H.E. the President and the Chairman of the President Task Force.

Senior Officers of the Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order, Ministry of Mass Media & Information, Sri Lanka Army and TRCSL will also be present at this occasion.

Mr. Priyantha Kariyapperuma further explained that availability of tall communication towers at strategic locations is vital to facilitate provision or expansion of TV, Broadcasting and other Communication Services. It is a high priority of the government to provide the public to access media of their choice. Assist in establishment of infrastructure for rolling out programs of telecommunication service providers (Telcos) is a priority item in the development agenda of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL). TRCSL can not ignore requirements of TV, Broadcasting & Telcos for approvals to construct tall towers to provide their services. Locating these at strategic locations is required to obtain a widest possible coverage of service in an economical manner. As infrastructure sharing is the top most item in the proposed National Policy on Antenna Structures and hence TRCSL is planning to construct more tower of this nature.

Central Engineering Consultancy Beureau(CECB) has been assigned to do the construction of this Project on turn key basis.