BBC Pulls out From Sri Lanka



bbcBBC is to stop providing radio news to Sri Lanka’s state broadcaster because of “continued interruption and interference” in its Tamil programming.

Both English language and Tamil services broadcast via the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) have been stopped with immediate effect.

The BBC took similar action in 2009 when its services were also disrupted.

Audiences in Sri Lanka can continue to listen to the BBC on shortwave and via its online services.

The Sri Lankan authorities have not so far commented on the announcement.





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