Army Commander Lieutenanteneral Jagath Jayasuriya says that warfare has not come to an end by eliminating terrorists from the country.
Delivering the key note address at the ‘Cyber Warfare Workshop – 2011,’ organized by the department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa and the Information Technology and Communications Engineering Sectional Committee of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Lt. General Jayasuriya said that cyber soldiers were needed to protect its cyber space with assistance from all IT sector participants.
“We can define a conflict as a struggle carried on with the use of arms between nations or parties who are having contending wishes by land, sea, or air. This is the physical space which we talk about and we have won the 30 years of physical war in Sri Lanka. But warfare has not come to an end by eliminating terrorists from this country. We and the whole world whether there is any physical war or not are faced with another war which is known as “Cyber War,”” the army commander said.
According to Lt. General Jayasuriya, the Army web site also encountered a web defacement attack during the humanitarian operation and even at present there are continuous efforts been made to hack into the network which the army have successfully defended.