Phone service to Jaffna reactivated

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 February 2007, 10:32 GMT]
More than 6,000 telephone land-line connections to the Jaffna peninsula and to Vanni which had been severed for more than a week began functioning from 5:00 p.m Monday, sources from Jaffna said. Calls from Jaffna peninsula to Kilinochchi using 228 area-code also resumed functioning.

Civil society sources in Jaffna said the authorities suspended services as a security measure during the Independence day celebrations.

The phone numbers in the peninsula starting with 4 to 9 are allocated to civilians while numbers beginning with 2 to 3 are used by armed forces and government offices.

Consumers said that civilian numbers from 4 to 9, although began receiving dial tones functioned erratically.


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