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.
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.
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