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Sri Lanka - Historical Events
Date Event
1781-11-13

British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

1835-10-09

The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka.

1886-11-01

Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.

1948-02-04

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK

1956-04-05

In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.

1960-07-21

In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world's 1st woman PM

1965-03-22

D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

1966-04-06

Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India

1971-04-05

In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

1972-05-22

Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified

1974-12-04

Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims

1975-06-07

Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup

1977-07-21

Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election

1978-08-31

Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka

1978-11-15

183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka

1979-05-02

-May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1979-05-10

Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]

1979-06-04

Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons

1979-06-18

Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset

1979-06-21

Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy

1982-02-17

Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England

1982-03-14

Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century

1982-03-27

Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore

1982-09-22

Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India

1982-10-20

Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected

1983-04-22

Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)

1983-04-23

David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka

1985-09-11

Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India

1985-10-28

Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka v Pakistan

1986-12-03

Sri Lanka all out 55 v WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs

1986-12-22

India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket

1987-04-19

Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)

1987-04-20

Sri Lanka: Tamils shoot 122 Singalezen dead

1987-04-21

Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)

1987-04-21

Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed

1987-04-22

Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed

1987-05-26

Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka

1987-10-13

West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka

1988-12-20

Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected pres of Sri Lanka

1990-03-24

Indian troops leave Sri Lanka

1990-08-10

The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.

1990-11-25

Sri Lanka all out 82, Venkatapathy Raju (I) 6-12 off 17 lose, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17

1991-02-25

Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*)

1991-08-30

Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi

1991-12-25

Last day of a washout Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala

1992-02-23

Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka

1992-02-23

World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313

1992-04-10

25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka

1992-08-19

Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia

1992-08-22

Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka

1992-12-09

Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)

1993-03-18

Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets

1994-08-16

Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections

1994-10-24

Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed

1994-11-09

Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka

1995-04-14

India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah

1995-09-26

Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1

1995-09-29

Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka

1995-10-16

Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka

1995-10-16

ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out

1995-10-20

Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final

1995-12-10

Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA

1995-12-10

Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)

1996-01-20

Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup

1996-03-06

Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya

1996-03-13

Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play

1996-03-17

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup

1996-04-02

Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Singapore Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore

1996-04-07

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore

1996-09-08

Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

1996-09-28

1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka

1996-10-04

Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka

1998-01-25

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.

2004-12-26

A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.

2005-08-12

Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE (Tamil Tigers) sniper at his home.

2009-05-19

Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

2011-11-25

Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.

2012-11-10

27 people are killed and dozens injured in a prison conflict in Colombo, Sri Lanka

2013-04-04

Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka

2017-04-16

Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse Kills at Least 19

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Sri Lanka - Birthdays
Date Event
1906-09-17

Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)

1916-04-17

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world's 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)

1924-06-24

Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)

1945-06-29

Chandrika Kumaratunga, first female President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)

1948-02-04

Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)

1949-02-07

Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)

1949-05-25

Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)

1951-07-11

Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)

1953-03-01

Bandula Warnapura, cricketer (1st Sri Lanka Test captain)

1954-02-02

Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)

1954-03-08

David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents

1954-03-16

Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)

1955-12-19

Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)

1956-03-28

Asoka De Silva, cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91)

1956-08-12

Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)

1957-06-23

David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)

1957-11-08

Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)

1957-12-07

Rohan Jayasekera, cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1982)

1959-04-22

Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)

1960-02-18

Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)

1961-01-30

Ranjit Madurasinghe, cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92)

1961-10-22

Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)

1962-11-29

Sadanand Viswanath, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (v Sri Lanka 1985-86)

1962-12-19

Charith Senanayake, cricketer (played for Sri Lanka v NZ 1991)

1964-11-01

Kosala Kuruppuarachchi, cricketer (bowls 2 Tests for Sri Lanka 86-87)

1965-03-31

Marlon Vonhagt, cricketer (1 ODI Sri Lanka 1984-85 World Series Cup)

1965-04-07

Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)

1965-10-17

Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)

1965-12-27

Gamini Wickremasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper)

1966-02-18

Philip DeFreitas, First Quarter Final: England vs Sri Lanka

1967-06-25

Roshan Jurangpathy, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86)

1967-07-14

Hashan Tillekeratne, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)

1968-03-01

Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka v India at 17)

1969-02-02

Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)

1970-07-11

Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)

1970-10-19

Chamara Dunusinghe, cricket wicketkeeper (Sri Lanka 1995)

1971-02-16

Shivanthini Dharmasiri, Miss Universe-Sri Lanka (1996)

1971-08-06

Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)

1972-06-06

Dulip Liyanage, cricketer (Sri Lanka righty fast-medium Test bowler)

1979-12-17

Charlotte Edwards, Twenty 20 World Cup Final: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan & England Women vs New Zealand Women

1981-11-02

Mitchell Johnson, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka: Game 3

1985-01-30

Suraj Randiv, KFC Twenty20 International: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Deaths
Date Event
1980-04-12

Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies

1993-01-16

Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide

1993-05-01

Ranasinghe Premadasa, pres (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68

1996-11-01

Junius Richard Jayawardene, PM of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90

1997-05-04

Vijayananda Dahanayake, PM of Sri Lanka (1959-60), dies

2000-10-10

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)

2005-04-28

Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka (b. 1959)


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