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* Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation proposes moves to streamline the national radio
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 10:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 31, Colombo: The Chairman of the Sri Lanka's state owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Hudson Samarasinghe has proposed several measures to streamline the national radio, the oldest radio station in South Asia, its trade union sources say.

Sources said that the Chairman had proposed to sell a 71 acre land belonged to the SLBC in Ekala in the Gampaha district and utilize the money to improve the standard of the ailing state venture.

Samarasinghe has proposed a volunteer retiring scheme for the surplus employees of the corporation and to develop the institution technically and to improve the content of the SLBC radio channels to be competitive with the private radio channels.

The Chairman has also proposed to reduce the number of radio channels broadcast by the SLBC from seven at present to four.

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