By Priyan De Silva, Daily News
October 4, 2017
Sri Lanka Telecom’s SEA-ME-WE-5 Submarine Cable landing station at Browns Hill Matara was inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday evening.
The President also digitally laid the foundation stone for the South Asia’s first state-of-the-art Submarine Cable Depot in Galle port which will be operated and managed by SLT and provide submarine cable maintenance within an area between Djibouti in the west, Perth in the South from January 1, 2018.
Sri Lanka will be the only Submarine Cable Depot in the South Asian region. Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando said that they presently Sri Lanka is one step ahead of India as they are still not connected to SEA-ME-WE-5 cable network.