National security concerns over Sri Lanka Telecom shares sale unfounded: Harsha

Robust regulation is the best way to address any national security concerns associated with telecommunication services, and questions of ownership are largely immaterial, according to opposition MP Harsha de Silva.

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) legislator told EconomyNext Saturday June 10 morning that fears of a national security risk posed by the proposed sale of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT)’s shares have no basis in fact.

While risks certainly exist, said de Silva, appropriate regulation is the way to mitigate them.

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