Terrorism in Sri Lanka
Terrorism in Sri Lanka has been a highly destructive phenomenon during the periods of Sri Lankan Civil War (1983-2009) and first and second JVP Insurrections (1971 and 1987–89). A common definition of...
Allegations of State terrorism by Sri Lanka
Various non-governmental organizations and individuals have accused the Sri Lankan government of committing state terrorism. These claims allege that much of the Sri Lankan government's handling of in...
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், Sinhala: දෙමළ ඊළාම් විමුක්ති කොටි Tamiḻīḻa viṭutalaip pulikaḷ, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) is a now d...
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - Wikipedia
Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka
Suicide Bombing was a popular tactic of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam . According to Jane's Information Group, between 1980 and 2000, the LTTE carried out 168 suicide attacks causing heavy dama...
Nagerkovil school bombing
The Nager Kovil school bombing refers to a disputed incident in the Sri Lankan Civil War. Tamil sources claim that on September 22, 1995, the Sri Lankan Air Force bombed the Nagar Kovil Maha Vidyalaya...
2009 suicide air raid on Colombo
The 2009 suicide air raid on Colombo was an unsuccessful kamikaze-style suicide attack launched by the air wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on February 20, 2009, targeting military locati...
Sri Lanka national cricket team
The Sri Lankan Cricket Team is the national cricket team of Sri Lanka. The team first played international cricket in 1926–27, and were awarded Test status in 1981, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Tes...
Bindunuwewa massacre
The Bindunuwewa Massacre or Bindunuwewa Prison Massacre took place on October 24, 2000, at a detention center of Bindunuwewa, Sri Lanka, resulting in the deaths of 26 minority Tamil political prisoner...
1987 grenade attack in the Sri Lankan Parliament
The 1987 grenade attack in the Sri Lankan Parliament took place on August 18, 1987, when an assailant hurled 2 grenades into a room where government Members of Parliament were meeting. The grenades bo...
1987 grenade attack in the Sri Lankan Parliament - Wikipedia
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (Sinhala: ජෙයරාජ් ප්‍රනාන්දුපුල්ලේ, Tamil: ஜெயராஜ் பெர்னான்டோபுள்ளே, January 11, 1953 – April 6, 2008) was a Sri Lankan politician who served as a cabinet Minister ...
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle - Wikipedia
Sooriyakanda mass grave
The Sooriyakanda mass grave is the mass burial ground of murdered school children from Embilipitiya Maha Vidyalaya (Embilipitiya High School) in Sri Lanka. These school children were killed and buried...
Special Boat Squadron (Sri Lanka)
The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) (In Sinhalese: "විශේෂ යාත්‍රා බලඝණය") is the Sri Lanka Navy's elite special forces unit, modeled after the British Special Boat Service, it was raised in 1993 and foug...
Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara (Sinhala: කුමාර් චෝක්ශනාද සංගක්කාර; born 27 October 1977) is a professional Sri Lankan Test cricketer, a former one-day and T20 player, and former captain of the Sri L...
Kumar Sangakkara - Wikipedia
Janaka Perera
Major General Janaka Perera, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, VSP, rcds, psc, CR (1 February 1946 – 6 October 2008) was a Sri Lankan General and politician. He served as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army an...
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Operation Definite Victory
Operation Definite Victory (Sinhala: නියතයිි ජය) was a military operation launched by Sri Lankan Special Task Force commandos on January 4, 2007 to evict LTTE rebels from the Kanchikudichcharu and Tho...
2008 Sri Lanka Vavuniya bombing
0°28′59″E / 8.75°N 0.483°E / 8.75; 0.483The 2008 Sri Lanka Vavuniya bombing was a bombing on a police station that killed 12 members of police and injured 40 including childre...
Black July
Black July is the common name used to refer to the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983. The riots began as a response to a deadly ambush on 23 July 1983 by the Liberation Tigers ...
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Maaveerar Day
Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes' Day; Tamil: மாவீரர் நாள் Māvīrar Nāḷ) is a remembrance day observed by Sri Lankan Tamil people to remember the deaths of militants who fought for the Liberation Tiger...
Lalith Athulathmudali
Lalith William Samarasekera Athulathmudali (Sinhala:ලලිත් ඇතුලත්මුදලි;26 November 1936 – 23 April 1993) known as Lalith Athulathmudali was a Sri Lankan politician of the United National Party and form...
Lalith Athulathmudali - Wikipedia
Ranjan Wijeratne
General Ranjan Wijeratne (4 April 1931 – 2 March 1991) was the former Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister of foreign affairs, Minister of State for defence (deputy defence minister) and Minister of plantation...
2008-2009 SLA Northern offensive
The 2008–2009 SLA Northern offensive was an armed conflict in the northern Province of Sri Lanka between the military of Sri Lanka and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The battl...
2008-2009 SLA Northern offensive - Wikipedia
Welikada prison massacre
The Welikada Prison Massacre took place during the 1983 Black July pogrom against Sri Lankan Tamil minority in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fifty-three prisoners were killed inside a high-security prison. No o...
Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment
The Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment (CR) (කොමාන්ඩෝ ‍රෙජිමේන්තුව) is one of the two Special Operations units of the Sri Lanka Army along with the Sri Lanka Army Special Forces Regiment. The organizati...
Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment - Wikipedia