Project loon saga: “The deal makers and institutions run by them”

Project loon saga: “The deal makers and institutions run by them”

Written by Lahiru Fernando

18 Mar, 2017 | 10:50 pm

Has the government appointed competent people to carry out mega projects in the ICT Sector?

“If the balloon crashed. They should have gone ahead with the remaining process of the project. They should have carried out steps to make it a success.” said Wasantha Samarasinghe (JVP Politburo Member)

Samarasinghe says that there will always be a risk when large scale projects such as ‘Project Loon’ are handed over to “deal makers or institutions run by them”.

He also pointed out that the said company will have control of systems such as the communication system of the Ministry of Defense or any other TV or Radio station.

Wasantha also says that the TRC could have signed the agreement with Google but added “This was an attempt to hand over the spectrum to a company that was established in a hurry with only two directors.”

“This CEO, Muhunthan Canagey. When the president issues instructions to appoint him only as a director, the Minister appoints him as the CEO. The Minister in that case has more powers than the president. The Minister’s party is the UNP. So then the agenda of the UNP is to be carried out.” – Wasantha Samarasinghe

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