CID to track computer crimes
A Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) and a Digital Forensic Lab have been set up
by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to assist the public who
have been deceived by organised computer crime. This Computer Crime Act
No.24 of 2007 was presented for Cabinet approval by the then Prime
Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 2, 2005. The Act was enacted in July
The DIG Criminal Investigation Department set-up this unit specially
on the direction of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to wipe-out computer crime in the country.
All public complaints received by the CID will be investigated by
using digital forensic and on line investigations, said the CID DIG at a
press conference held yesterday at the CID conference chambers.
Chairman Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka
Prof. P W Epasinghe and Director Legal Adviser Jayantha Fernando earlier
wrote to the World Bank and submitted a project report for allocating
This special unit will conduct investigations for offences under the
Computer Crime Act, such as, hacking, unauthorized access to the system
and manipulated data, collecting, changing, corrupting and destroying
Data without permission, Offence against National Security, National
Economy and Public Order and Offence creating for cheating Criminal
Breach of Trust.
DIG CID and Director CID have been assigned to handle this important
unit in Sri Lanka.
This special unit consists of 14 police personnel to conduct
investigations into all the complaints received by the unit.
If any person or businessman had fallen victim to these Criminals,
they could contact the CID on Telephone No. 2422176, Fax No-2380380 and