The Government has decided to prepare a draft bill to introduce cyber protection laws. The Cabinet has granted approval to draft the Defense Cyber Commands Act bill. The Government noted that terrorist groups and criminals have begun using cyber space and electronic communications for terrorist activities, organized crimes and anti–social activities. Electronic communication across cyber space has been recognized as a crucial factor that can directly affect national security. The Government said it has been vital to formulate new laws covering all sectors, to ensure national security. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the proposal to draft the bill submitted by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Technology.