Police seek CERT, SLIIT help on porn websites

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Police have sought the assistance of the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) to obtain details of people who operate pornographic websites, which allegedly feature local men and women, the Children and Women’s Bureau told Court yesterday.

In a report on pornographic websites, police said the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) had informed them that though it had banned a number of such pornographic websites, the TRC was unable to provide details of people who operated them as did so from overseas.

The Children and Women’s Bureau said due to that reason they had sought the assistance of the CERT and the SLIIT to probe pornographic operators.  
Colombo Fort Magistrate ordered the police to file an investigation report regarding the matter on February 23 next year. 

The Children and Women’s Bureau said pornographic material found on the web could easily induce children, young people and adults to sexual crimes. The Bureau told court that it was carrying out investigations and would take legal action against anyone found guilty under the provisions of the Obscene Publications Act No 22 of 1983. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 10

  • s Friday, 25 November 2011 02:52 AM

    what can do SLIIT, malambe

    sam Friday, 25 November 2011 04:14 AM

    Banning such sites will further increase rape.

    Daya Friday, 25 November 2011 04:51 AM

    I really don't understand why SLIIT was chosen. Is this is to ask the students which site they are visiting. kind of set a thief to catch a thief approach??

    Tintin Friday, 25 November 2011 06:01 AM

    A few generations ago, there was no Internet. No porn sites and hardly any rapes too.

    Nodrog Friday, 25 November 2011 06:17 AM

    Fazli....and your point is???

    R.Dias Friday, 25 November 2011 06:31 AM

    Through this the Govt is trying to whack the websites managed through proxies.....

    sanjana Thursday, 24 May 2012 02:50 AM

    Because there many IT Security professionals in SLIIT..

    gogas Friday, 25 November 2011 07:44 AM

    Rape cases rarely reported those days.

    MahaRaja Friday, 25 November 2011 08:43 AM

    Not really .....

    fazli Friday, 25 November 2011 01:35 AM

    In most, if not all, middle eastern countries they have successfully done away with porn sites.


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