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The CID today arrested a school boy in Kadugannawa on charges of hacking the official website of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The website was hacked once on Thursday, August 25 and then again on Friday.

The hackers asked the President to reconsider a decision to move GCE A/L exams to April from August as it would affect the National New Year holidays.


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  • saman Monday, 29 August 2016 08:26 PM

    Immediate actions for whoever criticizes Mr. President noted. Finding hackers is very easy for these law enforcement guys but finding and recovering CCTV footage's, Bank accounts with billions of stolen money, sentencing criminals with clear evidence is very hard... I don't know why.

    vini Monday, 29 August 2016 09:04 PM

    Clever boy. He should be rewarded with a scholarship for cracking the President's website and sack the incompetent web designer.

    Ravindra Monday, 29 August 2016 09:07 PM

    Yasapalanaya

    Karu Monday, 29 August 2016 09:13 PM

    Bcz they can't arrest family members

    DillonDP Monday, 29 August 2016 09:49 PM

    really a smart kid

    Daya Tuesday, 30 August 2016 04:37 AM

    Please show compassionate and love towards the youngster. Lets encourage him to become the ethical hacker and be part of Cyber Crime Unit as a part time external consultant. End results would be phenomenal rather than stop him what he love to do.

    KJ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 05:15 AM

    Saman, simple.. This is called "Miracle Land" of SL..

    TJ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 05:50 AM

    Don't arrest him. Appoint him as a cyber crime investigator

    td Tuesday, 30 August 2016 05:50 AM

    I hope this smart student should not punish by the government. There are so many hacking happening in USA every single day . Most of those hackers will hire by software companies and security agencies to use the knowledge of the hacker.Instead of punishing the student Authorities should looking in to fix the security of the president's website.( computer programmers and the network administrators should take the full responsibility of the web security.

    Chandler Tuesday, 30 August 2016 11:16 AM

    US will employ this boy with a huge salary for his smartness.

    Asanka Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:10 PM

    Whoever the boy, he must be rewarded for his braveness and courage.


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