(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Sri Lankan government has decided to set up a new television channel for the Tamil-speaking community in the North and the East with the aim of fostering reconciliation.
Since the second channel of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation ‘Eye’established in 2000 has given priority to broadcasting sports news, the need has risen for a separate channel of broadcasting for the Tamil speaking people in the North and East.
Since such a TV channel is very helpful in building national reconciliation, the government has decided to establish a new channel called ‘Channel of Reconciliation’ (Sanhindiyawe Nalikawa).
The government has received the cabinet nod to acquire a land in in Northern Province for the national television network to construct a television studio complex for ‘Chanel of Reconciliation’.
A separate frequency will be provided for the new channel. The necessary technical equipment for the new channel has already been ordered and it is necessary to construct a studio complex in the Northern Province for its broadcasting.
Accordingly, the Jaffna District Secretary will allocate a 100 perch of land in the premises of Jaffna Meesalai Veerasingham Central College in Chavakachcheri.
The proposal made by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera to proceed with the acquisition of the land by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, was approved by the Cabinet.