Text of report published by Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror website on 29 July
An investigation is under way as to how an illegal radio station operating from Beruwala managed to broadcast its programmes island-wide via the FM frequencies, officials told Daily Mirror online.
According to police sources the radio station was operating from a mosque in Beruwala over a period of time before it was raided yesterday. The equipment used for the broadcast was also seized.
The Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Pelpita told Daily Mirror online that he had asked the police to arrest the suspect involved in the illegal operation.
According to the TRC the radio station was operated by an individual who is a resident of Maradana. Investigations have been launched to identify the technology the suspect used to broadcast island-wide without having broadcast towers.
(Source: Daily Mirror website, Colombo, in English 29 Jul 10 via BBC Monitoring)