2019 cyberattacks on Sri Lanka

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2019 cyberattacks on Sri Lanka
Date19 May 2019
Location Sri Lanka

The 2019 cyberattacks on Sri Lanka were a series of powerful cyberattacks on at least 10 Sri Lankan domestic websites with the public domains of .lk and .com.[1] The cyber attack is speculated to have been conducted on 18 and 19 May 2019, the day following the Vesak festival and amid the persistent temporary social media ban in the country.[2] The website of the Kuwaiti Embassy operating in Sri Lanka was also affected by the cyber attacks.[3] The investigations are currently carried out by Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team along with Sri Lanka Signals Corps.[4] However this was controlled within hours following the spread of attacks.


  1. ^ "Cyber attack on several SL websites - Sri Lanka Latest News". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka websites including Kuwait embassy face intense cyber attacks". International Business Times, Singapore Edition. 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  3. ^ www.adaderana.lk http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=55223. Retrieved 2019-05-19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.uniindia.com/cyber-attack-on-several-sri-lanka-websites/world/news/1602471.html