Sri Lankan Intelligence Infiltrates Facebook – Gota behind the move


By Our Correspondent in Colombo

(February 24, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) According to informed sources within Sri Lankan intelligence, Sri lankan intelligence officials are now infiltrating on facebook to collect information on supporters of Sarath Fonseka and critics of Mahinda Rajapakse.

The idea of facebook infiltration is a brainchild of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse to collect information on foreign LTTE suspects in the past. Now Defence Secretary had given orders to redirect this project to collect information on dissenting groups including supporters of Gen. Fonseka and Ranil Wicramasighne.

These facebook stalker teams consists of Army Intelligence officers and officers from N.I.B, our source revealed. These operatives pose as attractive females to unsuspecting facebook users and add them as friends. Once they befriend the victim, they collect their information and add them to their database.

Our legal commentators claim that this operation is a serious threat to the online privacy in Sri Lanka. They also urged the Sri Lankan facebook users to exercise cautions when using facebook.