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30 November 2011 10:53 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The public can now inform the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on cyber crimes if people are engaged in violating of law while using computer, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

The CID can be informed about cyber crimes and related activities conducted by contacting, 0112380380, and 0112422176 or by sending an email to or to

To counter and deal with the rising number of cyber crimes, the CID has established forensic and cyber labs. The CID had already established a Cyber Crime Lab and a Digital Forensic Lab.

Currently the department has already investigated about 100 cases where a number of suspects have been arrested and produced in courts for committing cyber crimes.

The Cyber Crime Lab was established in 2007 with the help of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) which comes under ICTA. Under the No 24, Computer Crime Act of 2007 any individual who engages in computer hacking, unauthorized access to systems, manipulating, collecting, corrupting and destroying data without authorization will be taken into custody.

These cyber crimes are subjected as offences against national security, economy and public order as well as offences against criminal breach of trust.

The Lab was established as the importance was identified by the government as several countries were facing it very badly during that period.

The CID conducts digital online forensic investigations to identify and track down the suspects. They also conduct online investigations as well as computer forensics to identify the crimes and the suspects.

In Sri Lanka, there were no laws to tackle and take legal action against these cyber crimes till the Computer Crime Act was passed. Most of the victims have been young girls according to the CID.

Crimes that primarily target computer networks or devices include Computer viruses Denial-of-service attacks, Crimes that use computer networks or devices to advance other ends include Cyber-stalking, Fraud and identity theft, Information warfare and Phishing scams (SD)

  Comments - 13

  • Dinecg Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:23 AM

    No worries... they will respond if they can get the PC to get the 'PC' started!!!

    Eng Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:27 AM

    how do we email if is hacked!

    sahara Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:26 AM

    what if someone hacked those emails too :D

    Loku Puththa Wednesday, 30 November 2011 12:02 PM

    How to know if your computer has been hacked ?, "How to protect your computer from hacking",

    Akkua hamy Wednesday, 30 November 2011 12:29 PM

    No worries....we can get the reply and after 1 decay

    Akkua hamy Wednesday, 30 November 2011 12:36 PM

    how we hack this is the first question all?

    Mohamed Shafraz Wednesday, 30 November 2011 12:43 PM

    My email account was hacked and deleted two weeks back and I reported to CID with criminal's full details, stil I couldn't see any action. I am waiting to see the criminal behind the bars.

    Kangarro Wednesday, 30 November 2011 12:48 PM

    why don't you bring some law and a good plan against Child abuse and Women being harassed in public transports this would be a better idea than trying to catch computer hackers

    lankaputha Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:01 PM

    Once the email is sent, the hacker hacks the police depart site, and delete the email... so the poor victim stays as long as he can expecting an investigation ..

    Ranjith Thursday, 01 December 2011 12:22 AM

    We are living in Sri Lanka

    M W Sourjah Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:15 AM

    Tracking cyber crime is all well and good. We wish CID all success in this endeavour. It time to computerise all police stations and linking them to the Police headquarters. This would definitely contribute to overall police efficiency. All branches in a police station could be linked to the OIC and the OIC linked to the ASP and SSP of the Division. This will be of great help to off set the shortage of personnel in the department.

    kithu Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:06 AM


    kithu Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:07 AM


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