President opens Kokavil DVB-T2 transmitter tower

The new Kokavil Transmission tower-in the Mullaitivu District in the Northern Province has been opened by the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The 174 meter tower will be used to introduce digital radio and television transmission using the Digital Video Broadcasting’s DVB-T2 digital terrestrial broadcasting standard to the entire Northern Province as well as to provide Internet and radio services.
”We now have an opportunity to give a clear picture and provide information to the Northern people regarding the government’s massive development drive and other social and political issues in the country,” said .Anusha Pelpita, the Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
Source: Sri Lanka’s Daily News
Item added: 9th June 2011