SLBC to resume broadcasting BBCWS programmes
February 14th, 2010 - 12:13 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

The state-owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) is to re-commence broadcasting of BBC World Service programmes from 1 March 2010. The SLBC announced that the former Chairman of the SLBC, Hudson Samarasinghe, and the Head of Business and Development Affairs of the Asia Pacific region of BBCWS, Michelle Lobel, have signed an agreement to recommence the broadcasts.

During the height of the military offensive in the North the former Chairman blocked the BBC World Service programme in February last year. SLBC said the Chairman was impelled to suspend BBC programmes during the period the humanitarian operations were conducted, taking into consideration the broadcasting of information harmful to national security.