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* 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.

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