Mobitel Clarifies

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Mobitel Private Ltd said a statement it regretted any embarrassment caused to the Attorney General or the Telecom watchdog as a result of a news item that appeared in the media, early in December, saying a case against the operator had been dismissed after it was withdrawn.
Mobitel says it only learnt later that a fresh plaint had been filed in a different court.rn

rnldblquote In the circumstances, any embarrassment caused to the Hon, Attorney General or to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka due to any inference in the news item that the Hon. Attorney General withdrew the case in favour of Mobitel, is regretted by us as a business organization acting responsibly to meet its commitments and objectives to serve the public interest through (sic) the best value mobile communications.

rnMobitel also says that proceedings have been stayed pending a settlement. The matter is due to be called on the 12th of January.rn

rnMobitels full press release below: rn