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Sri Lanka's more recent history was marred by a 26-year civil war, which began in 1983 and ended decisively in 2009; when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Today, Sri Lanka is a multinational state, home to diverse cultures, languages, and ethnicities.
The 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team occurred on 3 March 2009, when a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, part of a larger convoy, was fired upon by 12 gunmen near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. The cricketers were on their way to play the third day of the second Test against the Pakistani cricket team.
Another bomb blast recorded in Dehiwala. In the Sri Lankan local news, it was reported that another bomb blast has been recorded in Dehiwala just outside Colombo. No proper sources yet? Take a look at this Dehiwala Abishe 08:43, 21 April 2019 (UTC) explosion-near-dehiwala--Ant a n O 08:49, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
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An improvised explosive device ( IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional military explosives, such as an artillery shell, attached to a detonating mechanism. IEDs are commonly used as roadside bombs, or homemade bombs .
Simon Kingsnorth - (Requested October 2015) Author of Digital Marketing Strategy: An integrated approach to online marketing and contributing author to the books Understanding Digital Marketing and Understanding Social Media by Damian Ryan. Brother of award-winning author Paul Kingsnorth. Also a senior digital marketing businessman and speaker.