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Sri Lanka has had a bloody history: Here are the major attacks


Colombo, Apr 21: Sri Lanka has had a violent history thanks to the bloody civil war it was engaged in with the LTTE.

Sri Lanka has had a bloody history: Here are the major attacks

The LTTE was officially wiped out in 2009 and the nation has remained peaceful since then. Until 2006, the country has witnessed a series of terror attacks and assassinations. The Sri Lankan army then went on an offensive and officially defeated the LTTE in 2009.

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Here is a timeline of the major attacks in Sri Lanka:

  • Sri Maha Bodhi attack, 1985: 146 nuns, monks and civilians were gunned down by the LTTE in Anuradhapura.
  • Aluth Kya massacre, 1987: The LTTE gunned own 127 Sinhalese people
  • Attack on Sri Lankan parliament, 1987: Two people were killed after a grenade was hurled inside the Parliament.
  • Bus bombing, 1987: 113 people died after a car bomb exploded at the Colombo bus station.
  • Mosque massacre, 1990: 147 Muslims were killed after the LTTE targeted them at a Mosque in Kattankudy.
  • Palluyagodella massacre, 1992: The LTTE killed 285 people
  • Central Bank bombing, 1996: The LTTE rammed a bomb laden truck through the main gate of the Colombo Central bank. 91 persons were killed.
  • Digampathana bombing, 2006: A bomb laden truck was used by the LTTE to ram into a convoy of 15 military buses. 120 were killed.
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