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A local internet hacker, who is alleged to have operated the website www.marusira.com and provided software and codes to his clients to access and hack other websites, was produced in Court and remanded till Thursday .

The suspect Gayan Ushantha Silva of Dharmasoka Mawatha, Kandy was arrested by the CID and produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli.

The arrest was made on April 29 after a complaint was made by the Army Intelligence Unit on March 3.

The investigations had revealed that the suspect had operated the website www.marusira.com and had a list of clients who had registered with him on the payment of a specified fee.

After registration the suspect is alleged to have supplied software and necessary instructions and access codes to hack websites belonging to others.

The CID told Court the suspect’s clients were youngsters who could be easily tempted to commit criminal acts, which could be a threat to national security.

The CID said it hoped to identify the websites that were hacked by the suspect or his clients and the nature of the damage or crime that might have been committed. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

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  • shan Tuesday, 30 April 2013 04:29 PM

    If he's a real hacker, he wont be so stupid to register the domain in his name. hes just a kid with some hacking tools.

    Not a Joke Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:19 AM

    Yes, agreed.
    Same like , what is shown in the movie Catch Me If you Can.

    xlntgson Wednesday, 01 May 2013 02:52 AM

    Can we hire Julian Assange? Though he disproves Sinhalese are good only to eat oily cakes (kevum) I doubt he is hire-able!

    RoshanR Wednesday, 01 May 2013 02:25 AM

    He is a very talentant Sri Lanken. It is a responsibility of authorities to put him in a correct track rather than send him to jail..

    Channa Wednesday, 01 May 2013 02:03 AM

    Agree. A great talent. Recognize him. Council him. Use his talents to develop the country.

    dami33 Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Don't arrest him. Use him for national security. I am sure he will support to improve the IT security of the country. via DM Android App

    Simple mind Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:26 AM

    My advice to you is to watch the film catch me if you can which is based on a true story.

    Damith Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:27 AM

    Google will offer him a Half a Million Salary package soon. May be that is what he wanted

    Upali Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:47 PM

    Absolutely correct. This man would be a real asset in proper hands. But our fools know only to crush talents, mainly because they hate others' talents which they themselves don't have. And they can't see beyond thier nose's length. If KP and Daya Master could be used for "State Services", why not this expert?

    Crisis X Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:51 PM

    Salute him,,, this is so good for sri lanka.. and get service of his knowledge

    brad Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:24 PM

    hire this person to Army Intelligence

    he has lots skills

    kumar Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:03 PM

    No. Hacking is not a talented work but easy way to get popularity. You may find thousand of such people in the countries like Bangladesh. Talented people will spend their time in doing difficult programming and not in hacking.

    SILVER LINE Tuesday, 30 April 2013 04:58 PM

    Very true....they are "way too dumb" to understand that sort of a potential...

    WANW Tuesday, 30 April 2013 04:38 PM

    recruite him to Army integence, guy who has a capabiity !!!

    Dee Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:13 PM

    who will salute him?

    Jd Wells Tuesday, 30 April 2013 04:22 PM

    this guy is a scr1pt k1ddy

    Kodituwakkuarachchi Tuesday, 30 April 2013 04:07 PM

    Hackers don't advertise their hacking skills.

    zerowl Tuesday, 30 April 2013 04:06 PM

    His not hacker.. always

    Ranga Thenuwara Tuesday, 30 April 2013 03:28 PM

    LOL, he is not a hacker. he called as a hacker himself.

    Amila. G Tuesday, 30 April 2013 03:25 PM

    One guy who is marketable .

    In the USA Tuesday, 30 April 2013 03:09 PM

    In the USA hackers are either driven to commit suicide of hired by the FBI.

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 30 April 2013 02:29 PM

    WE dont have many talented hackers in SL. Pay him proper cash and let him work for the State of SL so his talents could be put to good use. Putting him behind bars will only make it bad for SL. In USA hackers are recruited by FBI and CIA paying thumping amounts.. They are the ones who hack sites of enemy countries like Iran, North Korea, China etc..

    Use his services to track overseas hackers who hack govt websites.... Our Authorities are way too dumb to know his potential.. including the Judiciary...

    MayIwin Silva Tuesday, 30 April 2013 01:48 PM

    These youngsters should be given proper training and absorb to defense or intelligence services in Sri Lanka. They do these kinds of acts because they wanted to be rich overnight.

    ANTON Tuesday, 30 April 2013 01:27 PM

    HE IS TO BE SENT TO WELIKADA SITE.

    ලන්කාපුතා Tuesday, 30 April 2013 01:17 PM

    cant we do it for educational purpose in this country ?

    Anuradha Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:53 PM

    A useful man for ministry of defense if he has shown correct path.

    Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:48 PM

    They should give him a good job... NOT produce in courts, he could be made into an asset for the CID / Intelligence Unit of Sri Lanka

    3z0ne Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:26 PM

    gayan just runs a forum related to internet security and hacking. he isn't even a hacker.


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