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Repairs to Lanka-Maldives cable link to begin Wednesday

Maldives Telecom giant Dhiraagu has revealed that the work to repair the damage to the submarine cable installed between Maldives and Sri Lanka would commence on Wednesday, Haveeru reported.

Dhiraagu further said that the damage to the cable was inflicted by a vesselís anchor 26km off Sri Lanka at a depth of 40 metres.

The Internet service was cut off at about 10.30 last Wednesday night from various areas of the Maldives and had slowed down the internet connections after the incident. The cable problem had also affected international calls afterwards. The company had stated that the issue would be resolved and normal services would resume in two to three days.

However, Dhiraagu detailed that the vessel dispatched to repair the cable, Asia Explorer would reach Sri Lanka only on Tuesday.

The company added that preparations were under way to accrue the equipment and cable needed for the repair prior to departure.

Dhiraagu also said that it was working in collaboration with the relevant authorities of Sri Lanka and the repair vessel to expedite the commencement of work.

 

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