Short Circuit

Sri Lankan Police forming a human chain in parliament to protect the Speaker and enable a vote.

The District Court set a May 3 date to decide on the telco industry’s case against the ICT Agency’s rural telecom licensing process. The District Court set a May 3 date to decide on the telco industry’s case against the ICT Agency’s rural telecom licensing process. The court date was made after the ICT Agency filed its objection to the District Court injunction on Thursday.

The Injunction preventing the agency from carrying out any activity related to the licensing process has also been extended till then.

Meanwhile. The telecom industry has also took out a Court of Appeal injunction against a tender tied to the two rural licenses, with a late April date set for the agency to file its objections.

Network operators earlier in March took the agency to courts questioning the legality in issuing licenses under current telecom sector legislation.

The injunction was issued when the agency was in the process of taking in applications to pre-qualify bidders for two telecom licenses covering the north and east and the deep-south regions.

The rural telecommunication network project comes under the agency’s mandate to