The President’s official website came under a hacker attack late last evening.
A group calling itself the “Sri Lankan Youth” posted a statement in Sinhalese on the web page.
The message read:
Dear Mr. President,
We are extremely displeased about the decision to hold GCE A\L in April since the Sinhala/Hindu New Year falls in between the exam dates. Therefore, reconsider that decision. Furthermore, take care of the security of Sri Lankan websites. Or else, we will have to face a cyber war.
If you cannot control the situation hold a Presidential Election.
Stop the Prime Minister’s irresponsible work.
Look more into the problems of the university students.
The Sri Lankan Youth”
The website had a message saying “We are currently down for maintenance” at around 10.30 in the evening.
The website came back online after a few hours.