Sri Lanka Mirror again inaccessible through SLT

Certain local viewers using Sri Lanka Telecom have been experiencing difficulties in accessing our website since yesterday (Dec. 02).

Sri Lanka Mirror is a news website registered with the ministry of Mass Media and Communications.

This is not the first time Sri Lanka Mirror has faced such a situation.

On Nov. 05, 2011, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country imposed an access control on the website on the orders of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

However, we legally challenged this in courts and the Supreme Court ruled to remove the access control.
We have already forwarded a letter to the SLT over the recent difficulties to access the site. (A copy is shown below).

Attempts to contact Director General of the TRC – Anusha Pelpita and SLT Group Chief Executive – Lalith de Silva over the matter, were unsuccessful.

However, on contacting the SLT Chief Corporate Officer – S.K. Lal Ranjith, he said that as far as he was aware, there is no fault of the SLT but he would look into the matter to ascertain whether there is a technical glinch.

At the moment, is accessible through ISPs Dialog, Etisalat, Hutch and Mobitel and SLT users can access the website through proxy sites.

However, our viewers from overseas have been experiencing no difficulties in accessing the website.