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Govt tackles cyber crime

Moves to prevent website crashes and child pornography:

The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has decided to appoint a high level working group consisting of experts from the TRCSL, premier IT institutions and the Attorney General’s Department to implement a comprehensive cyber security program in the country.

TRCSL Director General Priyantha Kariyapperuma, said this program is aimed at preventing website crashes and child pornography. “We have decided to develop a new mechanism with the support of experts from the TRCSL, IT campus in Malabe, University of Colombo , ICTA and other IT agencies in Sri Lanka to prevent website crashes and child pornography,” he said.

Top Group
* Training in Hyderabad, Geneva

* Experts comprise IT experts, legal luminaries

“The Commission has given extensive training to TRCSL officials in the field of Cyber Security and their assistance will also be sought to implement this program,” Kariyapperuma said.

He said these officers have studied the ICTA Global cyber security program in Hyderabad and Geneva.

This working group comprises IT expert Champa Waragoda and three legal luminaries. They are Deputy Solicitor General Dilushi Dias Wickremasinghe and Senior State Counsel Sumathi Dharmaratne and Susantha Balapatabendi.

It appears the working group has to revisit the Cyber Crime Act and the Obscene Publication Act as they do not have provisions to prevent child pornography and other emerging threats including cyber terrorism.

A senior TRCSL official said these Acts should immediately be revisited and amendments should be brought to these Acts to face the emerging threats.

“Sri Lanka’s present legal frame work does not have provisions to control the child pornography menace and legal provision should be brought to prevent children under 18 years from entering pornography sites,” he said.

He said the public are not aware of the Cyber Crime Act which is in effect in Sri Lanka. “We expect to promote the awareness of this Act among the people involved in the IT, Retail Banking and Telecommunication industries,” he said.



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