Fished, not Phished in Sri Lanka

Did you know that island nation of Sri Lanka is without dialtone? The Register is reporting that nearly 800,000 Internet and phone connections went on a blink when a fishing boat snagged the optical cable and caused a disruption. Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is now suing the vessel, the Indian-registered State of Nagaland for $5m for damages. The ship is currently anchored outside Colombo Harbour. Colombo District Court has orderd the vessel to remain in port until the SLT’s case is heard on 6 September, The Register reports.