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.