“We are looking for hackers to disable the Tamilnet but could not find anyone yet”

Here’s Keheliya Rambukwella’s response to a question about the blocking of TamilNet reported in BBC Sinhala service.

“When questioned by media, minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that he was not aware of the shut down. “We are looking for hackers to disable the Tamilnet but could not find anyone yet” the minister said.”

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3 comments on ““We are looking for hackers to disable the Tamilnet but could not find anyone yet”

  1. Roshana
    June 21, 2007 at 10:06 am #

    Everything that comes out of this ‘man’s’mouth is an utter lie.
    First with the eviction of the Tamils and now with Tamil Net.

  2. Theena
    June 21, 2007 at 11:46 am #

    It’s scary (not to mention depressing) to think that men of Rambukwella’s calibre are in charge of anything, much less a ministry of a democratic country.

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