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...
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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...
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...
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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 ...
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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...
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2008 Weliveriya bombing
80°01′00″E / 7.0333°N 80.0167°E / 7.0333; 80.0167On April 6, 2008, 15 people were killed by an alleged suicide bomber, who exploded himself at the start of a marathon race whi...
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...
Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (Sri Lanka)
The Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) is a covert operation (black ops) unit of the Sri Lanka Army. This unit is also known as the Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) and as the Mahasohon Brigade (Mahas...
List of attacks attributed to the LTTE
The following is a list of attacks attributed to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. The attacks include massacres, bombings, robberies, ethnic cleansing, ...
List of attacks attributed to the LTTE - Wikipedia
Lalith Kotelawala
Deshmanya Deshabandu Jeewaka Lalith Bhupendra Kotelawala is a Sri Lankan businessman, who was the chairman of Ceylinco Consolidated. He was listed in 2007 Sri Lanka Richest List. He was remanded for t...
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...
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Burning of Jaffna library
The burning of the Jaffna library (Tamil: யாழ் பொது நூலகம் எரிப்பு, Yāḻ potu nūlakam erippu) was an important event in the Sri Lankan civil war. An organized mob of Sinhalese origin went on a ramp...
Burning of Jaffna library - 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...
Millennium City incident
The Millennium City incident refers to a military scandal that took place within the Millennium City housing scheme, Athurugiriya, Sri Lanka on 2 January 2002. Widespread media coverage and miscommuni...
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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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