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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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1829  Ehelapola Maha Adigar (Prime minister) to the last king of Kandy, died at age 57 while exiled in Mauritius. Ehelapola was forced in to exile by the British after obtaining his help to depose king Sri Wickrama Rajasingha.
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2007  LTTE staged an air attack on the Palaly airbase in Jaffna. The bombs fell on a nearby army barracks causing casualties.
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2008  The Sri Lankan army attempted a march south from Muhamalai and Nagarkovil in the Northern Peninsula, but were beaten back by the LTTE fighters. The army lost over 150 men. LTTE deaths were estimated to be around 80.
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2008  The Madhu church complex west of Mannar was liberated from the grip of the LTTE by Sri Lanka Army's 57 Division.
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Fitch says Sri Lanka suicide bombings will undermine tourism earnings
Apr 24, Colombo: Heightened external financing risks are a factor in the low ratings of Sri Lanka (B), which was downgraded in December 2018 and is seeking to stabilize their external finances with IMF assistance, Fitch Ratings has said....
Singer Amal Perera and two others released after 24-hour questioning
Apr 24, Colombo: Three persons including singer Amal Perera, who were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday when they arrived in Sri Lanka after deported from Dubai, have been released. ...
Speaker calls all parties to cooperate on issues of national interest involving security and economic development
Apr 24, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya today requested all political parties and civil society organizations to cooperate on issues of national interest involving security and economic development....
FBI to assist Sri Lanka with investigations into Easter Day attacks
Apr 24, Colombo: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US intelligence and law enforcement agency, will be assisting Sri Lanka in the investigations into the Easter Day bomb attacks on churches and hotels that killed 359 people....
More than 60 arrested in connection connection with Easter Sunday blasts
Apr 24, Colombo: More than 60 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with Easter Sunday blasts, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. ...
All schools to re-open on April 29
Apr 24, Colombo: The government has decided to reopen all schools on Monday, April 29th, the Education Ministry said....
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 2.9 percent in March 2019
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in March 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 2.9 percent from 2.4 percent recorded in February on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Monday. ...
Sri Lanka President admits to lapses in security, promises to restructure security apparatus
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today assuring the nation that he would take steps to curtail terrorism and bring back normalcy swiftly said he will make immediate changes in the high security positions as there was negligence in carrying out responsibilities. ...
UK dispatches team to assist British victims and families of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks
Apr 23, Colombo: Expressing solidarity with Sri Lanka in the wake of the devastating bomb attacks in Colombo and other places of the country, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the UK will never stand by "in the face of such evil". ...
ISIS releases a photo and video of suicide bombers of Sri Lanka Easter Day attacks
Apr 23, Colombo: After claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people, the Islamic State (ISIS) has released a photo and a video of the mastermind of the attack and other suicide bombers....
Book of Condolence in memory of the victims of Easter Sunday terrorist attacks opened at UN mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva
Apr 23, Geneva: Permeant Mission of Sri Lanka at the United Nations in Geneva has opened a book of condolences in memory of the victims of Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. ...
Sri Lanka MP brings motion to ban burkas
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka government parliamentarian has submitted a Private Members' Motion to ban the burka in Sri Lanka for national security. ...
Sri Lanka minister says Easter Day bomb attacks are retaliation for New Zealand mosque killings
Apr 23, Colombo: The multiple suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday is retaliation for the gunman attack in mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan Minister said on Tuesday....
Two suspicious vehicles with bombs have entered Colombo- intelligence sources
Apr 23, Colombo: Two vehicles suspected to have laden with bombs have entered the Colombo city, intelligence units have revealed. ...
ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings
Apr 23, Colombo: Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group's AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday, Reuters reported....
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