The much awaited Sri Lanka’s inaugural and the regions first communication satellite
launch would take place next Thursday(November 22) from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre
in Beijing China at 3 30 p.m. Sri Lankan time. The Supreme Group is a fast growing Sri Lankan home grown company with a special focus on Sri Lanka and regional satellite communication opportunities. They have already invested US $ 100 million.
Within seven minutes of the launch, it will be stationed in the space above Sri Lanka.
Under the 360 million dollar project, a satellite station will be built in Kandy in collaboration with China Great Wall Industry Corporation.
Sri Lanka is the third country in the region after India and Pakistan n to own a satellite while Supreme Group Sri Lanka is the 15th private company in the world to own a communication satellite.
The Sr Lankan flag would also be displayed in this satellite.