Sri Lanka’s tallest broadcast tower to be built at Kokkavil
by Andy Sennitt
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC) says the giant broadcasting tower to be built in Kokkavil in the Mullaitivu District would be an all-purpose one. It also announced that the tower could be the highest to be built in the country, though it cannot confirm the statistic yet.
TRC Director General Priyantha Kariyapperuma told the Daily Mirror that the tower will be used for TV, radio and telecommunication purposes. He said it will be taller than the normal broadcasting tower. A broadcasting tower is generally 120 metres high but the height of this one would be 175 metres.
Mr Kariyapperuma said the TRC is currently finalizing the plans for constructing this tower. He also indicated the possibility of introducing new radio channels in the North while new technology such as digital TV also would be introduced.