On Hold

The ICT Agency has moved for further time to file its objections to an Appeal Court injunction taken out by the seven network operators. The ICT Agency has moved for further time to file its objections to an Appeal Court injunction taken out by the seven network operators. The court has allowed till May 13 for the agency to file objections to the court injunction preventing a rural telecom licensing process under the e-Sri Lanka initiative.

An earlier district court case – the first of the two injunctions taken out by the network operators meanwhile will be taken up on May 3 for an order, based on the objections filed by the ICT Agency on March 29.

Sri Lanka’s seven telecom operators took a Supreme Court injunction in March against the ICT Agency to mark their opposition to the proposed issue of two rural telecom network licenses.

The Agency since has suspended its licensing process.

Among the reasons sighted in the petition is the legality in the ICT Agency issuing telecom licenses under current industry laws.

Secretary to the Telecommunication Ministry C Maliyadde told Lanka Business Online in an earlier i