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Sha FM goes to court over Shaa Cola
Friday, 7 April 2006 - 12:26 PM SL Time

The Colombo Commercial High Court issued a restraining order preventing a soft drink company from carrying on its business under the brand name `Shaa`.

Commercial High Court Judge A. W. A. Salaam ordered Shaa Cola Beverages Private Limited from manufacturing and marketing its soft drinks. The court made this order sequel to a plaint filed a radio station Asia Broadcasting Corporation Pvt Ltd.

The plaintiff company had claimed that one its five radio channels named `Sha` was started in 2002 and Sinhala alphabeticals was used as its brand name.

It complained that on March 2006 a beverages company too had started under the same brand name `Shaa` Cola Beverage and it too was using the Sinhala alphabeticals for its brand name.

The radio station complained to court that it was receiving calls from its listeners whether the radio station was related to beverage company. The radio station asked court to issue an enjoining order and a permanent order restraining the beverage company from manufacturing and marketing beverages under the said name `Shaa` beverages.

The court issued an enjoining order and issued notice on the defendant beverage company.

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7 Apr 2006 08:37:45 GMT  Report for Abuse   
My idea is to reject shaa FM and close it. Because it hasn't a behavior. We mustn't close the sha cola. Don't tell moda JVP JHU and UPFF people that this happen after the introduction of open economy. I never agree because canells like sirasa never act like that. So it is not due to the open economy. Isira (TNL)is also not like the shaa FM. Thank you.
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7 Apr 2006 09:31:14 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Saa fm must have got some money from coco cola to stop the sha cola.
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7 Apr 2006 09:36:55 GMT  Report for Abuse   
This shows how stupid Sha FM and its listners since they can not identify the difference between radio broad casting and beverage.

Further it shows the problem of commercial court as they always use interim order just as a tool until the hearing is over.

But I will agree with some thing that is the level of quality of this FM channel and the beverage (Mendarine, Tamarind & Lime)under the brand name of 'Sha' as equal.

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