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BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts after 'interference'

The BBC said on Tuesday it was suspending its World Service FM radio broadcasts in Sri Lanka due to "continued interruption and interference" in its Tamil programming.

See AFP’s report here.

Both English language and Tamil services broadcast via the state-owned Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) will be stopped with immediate effect, the BBC said.

"We regret the disruption in service to our loyal audiences in Sri Lanka, but such targeted interference in our programmes is a serious breach of trust with those audiences, which the BBC cannot allow," World Service director Peter Horrocks said.

 

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