Ship seized for cutting Sri Lanka's internet link

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Aug 23, Colombo: The Internet connection to Sri Lanka crashed completely late Saturday night following major damage to the submarine cable that
connects the island to the global network, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) said.

SLT said the damage was caused by a ship, and it may take more than 24
hours to repair the cable.

"We have lost connectivity to global Internet due to failure in the
international submarine cable system. All measures have been taken to
normalise this as early as possible," SLT said.

Sri Lanka Telecom's connectivity to the outside world is through the
Mount Lavinia landing point of the undersea SEA-ME-WE-III (SMW-III,
South East Asia�Middle East�Western Europe) fibre optic cable link
managed by French and Singapore telecom."

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