Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* SupremeSAT CEO rejects Sri Lanka opposition allegations that satellite has not entered orbit
Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 08:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The Chief executive Officer of Sri Lanka's satellite company SupremeSAT rejected the allegations made by the opposition United National Party (UNP) that the SupremeSAT-1 was not entered into the orbit correctly.

CEO SupremeSAT Vijith Peiris said the satellite entered the orbit accurately and pointed out that false allegations like this would discourage the foreign investors.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake accused yesterday that Sri Lanka's first satellite did not enter the orbit correctly.

SupremeSAT announced that Sri Lanka's first Communications Satellite SupremeSAT - I was successfully launched on November 27, 2012 on board China's Long March 3B/E Launch Vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China.

Sri Lanka became the 45th nation to enter satellite age through this project that cost US$ 320 million.

Built by Thales Alenia Space of France, SupremeSAT - I that has a design life of 15 years will be operational for commercial purposes next year.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka negotiating release of nine sailors in Yemen
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condoles the demise of Tamil Nadu politician Jayalalithaa
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals increase 16 percent in November 2016
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off an underground campaign in UK train stations
-- [7 hours ago]
No cuts of funds from budget for Provincial Councils - Finance Minister
-- [8 hours ago]
Lanka Sugar earns Rs. 1 billion in profits for the first time
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's per capita fish consumption rises due to bountiful harvest
-- [8 hours ago]
United States breaks ground on the new U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka
No truth to the rumors that security in North and East are in danger - Defense Secretary
President opens renovated Thriposha factory in Kandana

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.