President's Official Website Hacked

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.

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