Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

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
Former director of Sri Lanka Tourism Board arrested and remanded
-- [2 hours ago]
Minister advises to seek expertise and knowledge of professionals in solving issues of Port Authority
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM clarifies agreements with China on Colombo and Hambantota port city developments
-- [4 hours ago]
FCID investigates financial fraud at Sri Lanka Cricket Board
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President gives assurance to safeguard the dignity and security of armed forces
-- [6 hours ago]
U.S. Pacific Command concludes Operation Pacific Angel in Northern Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Outgoing EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka pleased with country's progress under new government
Central Bank officials summoned before COPE today
Sri Lanka SLSI standard mandatory for water bottles from next month
Sri Lanka Speaker signs the Office on Missing Persons Bill

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.