Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Victims of LTTE suicide bomb attack on Sri Lanka Central Bank remembered
Sat, Feb 1, 2014, 12:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka today marked the 18th anniversary of the deadliest suicide bomb attack by the Tamil Tiger terrorists group liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the Central Bank, country's top most financial institution in the heart of capital Colombo.

The victims of the suicide bomb attack were remembered in a somber ceremony at the precise time of attack, at 10.49 a.m., today at the Central Bank with the participation of its Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal.

Several prominent people including parliamentarians attended the event and bank employees and relatives of employees killed in the attack paid floral tributes in memory of the victims.

On January 31, 1996, the LTTE rammed a massive explosive-laden truck through the main gate of the Central Bank building in Colombo killing 91 people including 41 bank employees.

Over 1,400 were injured in the attack and at least 100 people totally lost their eye sight due to the injuries caused by shattered glass.

A protest was held after the event against the US-sponsored resolution that will be tabled at the United Nations human Rights Commission session in Geneva in March.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UK to continue monitoring the situation of Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 1 minutes ago]
U.S. helps young farmers in Sri Lanka build successful agri-businesses
-- [1 hour and 59 minutes ago]
Nine new HIV infections every week in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Government to revamp the Sri Lanka Transport Board to minimize losses
-- [9 hours ago]
Police arrest a suspect involved in assault on a train driver
Sri Lanka President to leave for CHOGM 2015 tomorrow
Hemas Hospitals partners Credence Genomics to offer cutting-edge genetic diagnostics
Sri Lanka's post-war transparent growth grabs attention of China's richest province
Three Ministers demand probe on Avant Garde Chairman's remarks
UPFA opposition to bring no-faith motion against Finance Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.