The terrestrial broadcasting license of the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) has been cancelled by the Media Ministry.
Citing reasons for the decision to cancel the license, the Ministry said that the channel had ‘violated’ transmission conditions and as a result the license was cancelled.
Carlton Sports Network (CSN), identifies itself as a Sri Lankan sports, lifestyles and business television channel. CSN launched in 2011 and is funded by the Rajapaksa family, with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son, Yoshitha listed as the owner of the channel.
Yoshitha Rajapaksa is currently out on bail in a money laundering case involving the channel.