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The hacker arrested

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today arrested an under-age boy over the charges of hacking the official web site of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The police said that the suspect who is a resident of Moratuwa has been arrested in Kaduggannawa in the evening. The sources said that this boy is 17-year-old and he is an O/L student of a school named Ranabima Royal in Kandy.

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) which suspects about this cyber attack commenced the investigations in this regard along with the CID.

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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