Explainer On Claims Of Anonymous Collective Releasing Rajapaksa’s’ Hidden Assets To The Dark Web!
An anonymous collective is a group of hacktivists operating around the world. This collective is famous for carrying out various cyberattacks against those who have faced an allegation of corruption. Currently, the Anonymous collective has released hidden assets of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Rajapaksa family.Mahinda Rajpika’s family consists of two children Namal Rajapaksa, Rohitha Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapaksa and his spouse Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
According to the anonymous collective, the wealth stolen by the Rajapaksas is about a trillion dollars i.e trillion Sri Lankan Rupees. (1,050,000,000,000,000 LKR)
Opinion of some experts on social media posts –
Amitha Amarasinghe, former Chief Operating Officer of Ogilvy Digital, Co-Founder / CEO of Asia Pacific Digital Marketing Institute (APIDM), made the following comments.
“ This is a misinformation tactic called news baits used in black hat political marketing.
This tactic is used to aggravate the allegations against them and to erode the credibility of the opposing party.
First of all, they release some blatant lies about themselves on social media.
After that, the blind followers of the opposition group take those lies as reality and wait for them to share.
And then let them prove that they are false from credible sources.
After all, this was done in order, one day the opposition group actually made a legit accusation but said “Ah! That too is a blatant lie like before. ”
The owners of the companies posted on Instagram that the news is all fake and this must be another measure of defaming the Rajapaksa’s family for some political reasons.
Sri Lanka is currently facing an economic crisis which is caused due to the following factors –
- huge piles of foreign debt
- series of lockdowns
- soaring inflation
- shortage in fuel supply
- fall in foreign currency reserves and devaluation of the currency
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assured to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to overcome the current economic crisis.