FB pages of MR, Wimal, Udaya attacked

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Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) claims the Facebook fan pages of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila and MP Wimal Weerawansa have been subjected to a cyber-attack.

The PHU in a statement claims that the ‘likes’ for the FB fan page of Gammanpila had drastically dropped by 1200 between 7 – 9 pm last Friday.

“Since it was a sudden drop, we took measures to check the FB fan pages of former President Rajapaksa and parliamentarian Weerawansa. The likes on their FB fan pages had dropped by 15,800 and 4100. Although it’s a common occurrence for likes to drop, a drastic drop of this nature in such a brief period is cause for suspicion,” the PHU notes.

The PHU claims they believe it’s a result of the actions of an opposing group that has deployed an internet ‘bot’ to decrease the likes on the fan pages of these politicians.

PHU furthermore stated that Councillor Gammanpila has notified the FB administrators concerning these attacks.

  Comments - 40

  • Lawry Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:57 PM

    Facebook likes and dislikes have become the life line of Gsmmanpila and the mapilas. Very funny with his grin.

    Freddy Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:00 PM

    It must ltte hackers and bank card thieves at work.

    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:08 PM

    Do people even visit these pages?

    pissu peekudu Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:14 PM

    dislikes will go up

    willowsd Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:35 PM

    G pilla ta pissu

    Suq Madique Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:22 PM

    Maybe people are finally coming to their senses?

    fayaz Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:23 PM

    These mutts aspire to rule our country.... via DM Android App

    Josh Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:33 PM

    i guess the same people who "hacked" their pages hacked millions of other pages on facebook and reduced the likes... bloody jokers!

    suesh Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:50 PM

    Aha!! How come Weerawansa has a FB account I thought he was anti US...

    sunil Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:48 PM

    fb fans are not fools to cast likes on decaying politicians. That is why the drop.Mr via DM Android App

    Cobra Friday, 20 March 2015 08:19 AM

    It is a sign of warning like the headless chicken hung on the gate!!!

    Cyril n Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:04 PM

    Udaya and Co are stupid and crazy. If the "likes" -are getting reduced this shows their declining popularity amongst the people.. It Is Time For Them To Quit And May Be Migrate To Australia where he belongs to.

    Citizen Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:08 PM

    no no, now really people have got to know the bull and corrupted work that the former gov. did. Thats it. so likes are becoming dis-likes.

    Gon Haraka Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:31 AM

    The FB should have like and dislikes as well . Then the real picture come out -

    Gobba Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:32 AM

    If these people are so concerned about FB likes then the public better galvanise themselves and DISLIKE these pages just as we voted these people OUT. Simple as that.

    Viraj Friday, 20 March 2015 02:51 PM

    Please read below article, https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10203705067607725

    lkboy Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:38 AM

    This shows their ignorance on social media. This kind of sudden drop can happen only if you have "fake" or non-genuine likes purchased from like farms. FB routinely deletes these kind of "fake" likes.

    kukula. Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:50 PM

    Be honest and truthful, and you will gain more likes.

    TONY Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:42 PM

    PEOPLE HAVE BETTER WAYS TO KEEP THEMSELVES OCCUPIED THAN TO HACK YOU FB ACCOUNT. WAKE UP FELLAS. DO NOT TRY TO GET ATTENTION BY COMING OUT THESE BOGUS NEWS

    Chris Silva Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:05 PM

    As per Facebook guidelines all Fake likes will be removed. Its not like any of you had genuine Likes to begin with! You should rename your party name to Higaman Urumaya!

    Facebook Goviya Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:19 PM

    PHU Fools...Shows the ignorance of technology. This has not got anything to do with "hacks". It is the result of facebook updading how the likes are tallied by removing likes of inactive accounts. Seehttps://www.facebook.com/business/news/page-likes-updateLet them publish the "results" of this notification to FB admins for all to see...

    Sam Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:21 PM

    This is news ???

    Gayan Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:30 PM

    Answer from Facebook Administrators================================Question:Why are my page LIKES dropping.. I am getting more LIKES per post than ever!Answer: " ...We have dedicated teams that constantly monitor and remove false accounts to make the Facebook experience as authentic as possible for people and advertisers."URL:https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10203705067607725

    mack Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:29 PM

    these guys come up with new dramas every day via DM Android App

    mack Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:30 PM

    mark Zuckerberg take note via DM Android App

    Das Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:26 PM

    Once earlier, many persons were encouraged to promote Mahinda Rajapakse as Man of the Year by the TIME magazine - which was not successful.These efforts are similar.

    reader Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:35 PM

    All the fake FB profiles that were used to put likes on their pages would have been de-activated by Facebook itself.. Not a big issue.

    mack Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:32 PM

    what are guys doing with a American product via DM Android App

    Geek Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:48 PM

    Drop in "Likes" is not a hack. It is,people just do not like these people.

    ben Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:38 PM

    FB is from USA, must be a conspiracy.

    Bernard Clayton Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:48 PM

    This is a false claim made by those who are unaware of what was happening with FB. FB has updated its "likes" count of everyone to eliminate some irregularities. Please refer to https://www.facebook.com/business/news/page-likes-update

    bandara Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:50 PM

    Ane ane. Cyber attack karana unta wena wada nahene. Kunu wechcha Fan pages hack karanna. Mr Gammanpila please maintain your PR. Drop of likes is a natural.

    Sandun Dasanayake Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:54 PM

    Those likes are from the fake accounts. Facebook is in a process of removing inactive accounts and likes from these accounts: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7825-facebook-page-likes.html

    Facebook user Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:55 PM

    muuta pissu ne. Facebook has cleaned all fake profiles and therefore significant drops. That indicates those likes which have dropped are all hora likes. muntath chande denda unane! :S

    AG Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:56 PM

    Facebook changed their like count policy to remove fake and inactive accounts. This is because real likes are valuable for real businesses, and not an actual measure for something like popularity. But who would expect these fellows to keep track of what FB is and what likes re used forhttps://www.facebook.com/business/news/page-likes-updateShows how many fake likes were there.

    Commonsense Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:07 PM

    this is not because of a hack. Facebook deleted inactive account hence cause the drop in likes.

    Era Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:07 PM

    Read the message Facebook sent about inactive accounts been taken out and the possibility of likes decreasing from 12th March.

    Empulze Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:15 PM

    Its an international coupe to take over Sri Lanka.

    kasun Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:37 PM

    This is a worldwide issue that facebook has addressed. They are cancelling the accounts that have been deactivated thus all pages face a drop in fans.

    das Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:45 PM

    Fewer people like that gang now.....


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