Saturday, January 24, 2015

Yoshitha Rajapaksa's TV channel CSN under probe

The television channel Carlton Sports Network (CSN) operated by Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of the former President, is to be investigated for irregularities.

Rajapaksa is also a serving naval officer.

Under probe will be the legality of the channel and whether equipment belonging to the two State TV channels Rupavahini and ITN were acquired by CSN.

Meanwhile the new chairman of Rupavahini prof Somaratne Dissanayake has ordered the stoppage of international cricket coverage of matches involving the Sri Lanka team on CSN with the broadcast rights to be given back to State TV.

Dissanayake has noted that a large number of cricket fans in the country were deprived of witnessing the Sri Lanka team matches while it was telecast by CSN which does not reach out to all parts of the country.

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