Twenty years after CBSL Bombing: Remembering lives lost and injured

Twenty years after CBSL Bombing: Remembering lives lost and injured

Twenty years after CBSL Bombing: Remembering lives lost and injured

Written by Staff Writer

31 Jan, 2016 | 7:32 pm

An event to mark the 20th memorial anniversary of the Central Bank bombing was held the at the Central Bank in Colombo on Sunday,  January 31.

The Central Bank bombing which shocked the nation on January 31,  1996, was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks carried out by the LTTE during the civil war in Sri Lanka. A truck containing about 440 pounds of high explosives crashed through the main gate of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, a seaside high-rise which managed most of the financial business of the country.

The blast killed at least 91 people and injured 1,400 others.

The event held on January 31 to mark the attack, was attended by Governor of the CBSL Arjuna Mahendran, relatives of those who lost their lives in the attack and also those who were injured and disabled following the attack.

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