New Case

(From left) Dharmasri Kumaratunga, Director - Payments and Settlements, Central Bank; Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank; and Tharaka Ranwala, Head of Operations and Group Chief Marketing Officer, Sampath Bank

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has filed a fresh petition against Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd in Fort Magistrates Court on Friday, with summons returnable on December 10.
TRC withdrew its case from Colombo Magistrates Court on the same day.rn

rnSoon after the withdrawal Mobitel said in a statement that: ldblquote The withdrawal by the Attorney Generals Department is proven affirmation of Mobitels right to offer customers unrestrained access and economic benefit to the opportunities brought about by EDGE technology and Caller Party Pays (CPP)
dblquote .rn

rnTRC originally issued a directive against Mobitels new 11-minute promotional package. rn

rnIn a separate case filed on the 18th of November, Mobitel has sought costs, a writ of certiorari, writ of prohibition, a writ of mandamus against TRCs directive and interim relief suspending its operation.rn

rnCourt of Appeal has proceeded to hear the case. Interim relief has not been granted.rn


rnMobitels full press release below