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Dalada Maligawa Attack (1998)

On 25th January 1998, the LTTE attacked the holy Buddhist site of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth).  A truck bomb was blasted inside at 6.05 a.m.  At least a dozen pilgrims attending the early morning offering to the Tooth Relic were killed. Many others sustained injuries.

The attack caused severe damage to the temple; especially to its roof and exterior. But neither its inner chambers nor the tooth relic were harmed.

 

Sources: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/990131/plusm.html