Last updated on October 16, 2023
“To assist all Sri-Lankan citizens, especially women and children, to surf the Internet safely with the use of relevant tools.”
“To be the most trusted contact point for guidance and provide support and safety tips for cyberspace related issues in Sri-Lanka.”
By now Hithawathi has developed and empowered with more features and facilities. The state-of-the art website, UpToDate content and guidelines, online chat feature, a permanent hotline contact number, email address to be contacted, and a complaint management system are some of the features and facilities. Furthermore creating awareness via Hithawathi YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter account are also done by us.
The hotline will be handled by female officers that intended to serve especially female victims, who get the opportunity to talk to them more comfortably and openly than talking to a male officer.
Hithawathi is privileged to get assistance of national level organizations such as Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT), TechCERT, Sri Lanka Police and individuals such as students’ counselors, legal advisors attached to different organizations , members of ISOC-LK and LKDR and some of these individuals have been serving voluntarily.
Hithawathi is currently funded by LK Domain Registry.
This project titles as “Hithawathi-Your Confidante” which was initially commenced in January 2014. Hithawathi project is a help desk designed for people who are violated in cyberspace and casualties of technology / internet related activities. The project was initiated by the community members of Internet Society – Sri Lanka Chapter (ISOC-LK) and LK Domain Registry (LKDR). An active main role had been driven by one of the Ex-Presidents ISOC-LK, Ms Sagarika Wickramasekara voluntarily . Several workshops, awareness campaigns were conducted under her guidance. The project was started with a blog (www.hithawati.blogspot.com), and then it was expanded to a website with a contact number.