Kokavil transmission tower:
Construction reaches final stage
The construction of the Kokavil Transmission tower reaches to the
The tower when completed by next March will give transmission
facilities to all TV Channels, Mobile Telecommunication and Radio
Broadcast to the North.
The tower will connect the North and the South over the Air through
TV, radio programs and will give the people an opportunity to use any
mobile service. Sixty eight regional towers have been planned to support
the 177 metre mega tower. Thirty six have been erected. The Kokavil
tower is in a high security zone. The regional towers are at army camps.
The Kokavil tower is the only of its kind to stand without any cable
support in the country.
Sri Lanka Signal Corps Signal Brigade Commander Brigadier K R P Rovel
told the Daily News that they will broadcast 2011 ICC cricket world cup
matches to the people in the North with the completion of the tower.