According to reports, the 17-year old teen was arrested after he got caught hacking into President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website. He had hacked the website and posted a message on it, calling for the postponement of A-level examinations. According to the police, “We traced the hack to his home in Kadugannawa. The website was crippled over the weekend after the attack.”
The teen had hacked the website and removed the home page and replaced it with his message, asking the president to either postpone the exams or to step down. Apparently he and the group calling themselves the Sri Lankan Youth weren’t too happy about the exam dates which would clash with Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
Unfortunately it looks like neither will be happening as the teen was arrested and is currently in custody. If found guilty, he will be fined around $2,000 and could also find himself spending up to 3 years in jail. Talk about desperate measures!