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Sify Re-launches Samachar.com, the Leading News Based Site for the NRI Community

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Key benefits of the new design

-- Re-launch of return2india discussion forums, with additional categories like fitness. A discussion forum for NRI's to discuss NRI related issues like immigration rules, shifting back to India.

-- Video content of news of interest to Indians

Sify Limited (Nasdaq: SIFY), a leader in Consumer Internet and Enterprise Services in India with global delivery capabilities today, announced the re-launch of www.samachar.com, the flagship portal of Sify's NRI services. The newly re-launched website will have enhanced features including discussion forums and video news across all news genres including Bollywood, sports and business.

Samchar.com has offered the global Indian the latest, unbiased news coverage from India and the world for over six years, besides providing a host of services across various areas of interest. By doing so consistently, it has made sure the global Indian diaspora, or NRIs, stay connected with the home country. With the re-launch, Samachar.com is all set to create a whole new experience for the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) community to feel at home away from home.

Speaking on the re- launch of www.samachar.com, Mr. V Sivaramakrishnan, President, Portals, Sify Ltd, said, "We are happy to announce the re-launch of our news based NRI website that is all set to create a whole new enriched experience for our friends and relatives who reside across the globe. www.samachar.com in its new avatar will strive to create the best package of online information with better and in-depth coverage across all sectors and retain its leadership in the online news space".

The new Samachar.com comprises of a platform for Non-Resident Indians to discuss NRI related issues like immigration rules, shifting back to India and much more, of concern to them when the country is opening up. However, the highlight of the new Samachar.com is the Video content, with the news as video clips available across all categories.

From being just a single news link page, it is today the single largest portal accessed by Indians the world over with a loyal user base of 85% from outside India. It is also the gateway to the other NRI properties and services of the Sify Network. The site's pioneering efforts over the years have ensured a large, and growing, NRI user base that advertisers targeting products and services at NRIs use to reach effectively.

About Sify Limited:

Sify is among the largest Internet, network and e-Commerce services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common Internet backbone infrastructure. This Internet backbone reaches 186 cities and towns in India. A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Corporate Services, which include corporate connectivity, network and communications solutions, security, network management services and hosting. A host of blue chip customers use Sify's corporate service offerings. Consumer services include broadband home access, dial up connectivity and the iWay cyber cafe chain across 158 cities and towns. The company's network services, Data Center operations and customer relationship management are accredited ISO 9001:2000.

For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.

For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify's business, please see the discussion under the caption "Risks Related to Our Business" in the company's report on Form 6-K for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov

David Appasamy, Investor Relations, Sify Limited, +91-44-2254 0770 Ext. 2013 david_appasamy@sifycorp.com

Truc N. Nguyen, Investor Relations, The Global Consulting Group, +1-646-284-9418 tnguyen@hfgcg.com

Source: Sify Limited (Business Wire India)

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