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Sunday, July 24, 2016
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1987  Velupulle Prabhakaran, the leader of the LTTE was secretly picked up by an Indian military helicopter and brought to India for signing a memorandum of understanding on a negotiated peace between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government.
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1996  LTTE bombed a commuter train at Dehiwala killing 70 people and wounding 600.
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2001  A major pre-dawn suicide attack on the Colombo (Katunayaka) airport by the LTTE destroyed much of the air assets of Sri Lankan Airlines and the Sri Lanka Airforce. Among the aircrafts destroyed were two Airbus A330 planes, one A320, and one A340. A number of military planes were also destroyed.
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2009  Successful Sri lankan bowler Chaminda Vaas retired from Test Cricket. Vaas spearheaded the Sri Lankan bowling attack for over ten years with accurate swing bowling.
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Sri Lanka Marxist party says there is a growing trend of communal clashes
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says a growing trend of communal clashes is beginning to emerge again in Sri Lanka. ...
Canada encourages Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitment to UNHRC on the anniversary of Black July
July 24, Ottawa: Canada, which has a large number of Tamil community, today asked the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitment made to the United nations Human Rights council (UNHRC) last year to achieve reconciliation and accountability. ...
Sri Lankan PM questions how fighting corruption is political revenge
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has questioned how implementing law against corruption becomes political revenge as the joint opposition claims. ...
Government warns plantation companies failing to pay Rs. 2500 wages increment to workers
July 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government informed regional plantation companies that they are also required to pay the Rs. 2,500 rupees salary increment given to the private sector, to the estate workers. ...
Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Japanese naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo on Sunday. ...
Sri Lanka plans LPG imports from Iran again
July 24, Tehran: Managing Director of Sri Lanka's LAUGFS Holdings Ltd.'s W.K.H. Wegapitiya has said that his company is planning to resume import of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Iran....
Sri Lanka hopes to restore crude oil imports from Iran
July 24, Teheran: The Sri Lankan Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkody has expressed hope that Colombo will resume oil and gas purchases from Iran, Petro Energy Information Network of Iran reported. ...
President to deposit treasure items in Moragahakanda Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow
July 24, Colombo: All arrangements are in place for the President Maithripala Sirisena to deposit the treasure items (Nidhan Wasthu) in the main dam of the Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow. ...
Pakistan national carrier confirms talks with SriLankan on leasing four A330s
July 24, Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said it is in negotiations with the SriLankan Airlines for the wet lease of four wide-bodied A-330 aircraft....
Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove private healthcare charges
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said he has instructed the relevant sections to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remove the private hospital charges from the tax. ...
Sri Lanka Navy seizes 156 kg of Kerala Cannabis abandoned on the northwestern coast
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy personnel have recovered a stock of 'Kerala Ganja' abandoned on the northwestern coast after spotting a suspicious boat in the seas off the area....
Sri Lanka defense officials evaluate the status of land in North to accelerate resettlement of the displaced
July 24, Colombo: A high-level delegation of defense officials including the Secretary of Defense Karunasena Hettiarachchi and Commander of Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva on Saturday visited and evaluated the status quo of the Army-released civilian lands in Jaffna and the progress of the ongoing house construction projects of the Army for accelerated resettlement of the displaced persons. ...
Government to purchase power from private producers
July 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is considering buying power from private producers while promoting individual residential solar systems to electrify public homes. ...
Sri Lanka PM criticizes print media for attempting bring 'thieves' back to power
July 23, Kandy: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today singled out some print media outlets for attempting to bring the 'thieves' back to power and topple the government. ...
Sri Lankan President requests politicians and public officials to build public's trust in government
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that he will not allow the politicians or public officials to hide behind the label of "Yahapalana" and commit bad acts. ...
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