Tamilnet accessible once more from Sri Lanka?


As suddenly and mysteriously as it was taken off, Tamilnet.com is accessible once more from my SLT ADSL connection this evening. Perhaps the boffins at the MoD forgot to send their weekly memo to ISPs asking them to block the site?

Tamilnet has been inaccesible over any wired or wireless Internet connection from all ISPs in Sri Lanka since June 2007, though it briefly came back online in December 2007.

Update 10th March 2009: Guess someone sent the memo again...


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