Moratuwa man arrested for President’s website hack | Daily News

Moratuwa man arrested for President’s website hack


The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested a twenty-seven year old man from Moratuwa, on charges of hacking into President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website, this morning. 

He is the second suspect to be arrested in this connection. A seventeen-year old schoolboy from Kadugannawa was arrested yesterday for allegedly hacking the site. 

President Sirisena’s official website was hacked into on Friday (26), and the once again on Saturday (27), and the following message, first in Sinhalese and the next day in English posted on it.

Dear Mr. President,

We are extremely displeased about the decision to hold GCE A/L in April since the Sinhala/Hindu New Year falls in between the exam dates. Therefore, reconsider that decision. Furthermore, take care of the security of Sri Lankan websites. Or else, we will have to face a cyber war.

If you cannot control the situation hold a Presidential Election.

Stop the Prime Minister's irresponsible work.

Look more into the problems of the university students.

The Sri Lankan Youth


The CID said the hackers had also deleted some of data from off the site.



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