July 2008 the Government of Sri Lanka instructs the Sri Lankan Telecom Department to cut 500 phone lines that connected Kilinochchi to the outside world.  The phone lines that were cut belong to civilian-serving institutions such as hospitals, INGOs and government offices.  In September 2008, all International NGOs are ordered out of Vanni.

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