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February 15, 1989
At least 24 people were killed on the eve of Sri Lanka's first general election in 12 years, and political leaders appealed jointly for peaceful voting. Police said 19 supporters of various political parties were gunned down in the south in attacks they blamed on the left-wing People's Liberation Front. In addition, 25 buses were set on fire to protest the election.
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NEWS
February 15, 1989
At least 24 people were killed on the eve of Sri Lanka's first general election in 12 years, and political leaders appealed jointly for peaceful voting. Police said 19 supporters of various political parties were gunned down in the south in attacks they blamed on the left-wing People's Liberation Front. In addition, 25 buses were set on fire to protest the election.
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July 29, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Police opened fire Tuesday on several thousand demonstrators opposed to a peace agreement with minority Tamils after the crowd set fire to buses and government buildings. Nineteen of the demonstrators were reported killed. Doctors at Colombo General Hospital said more than 100 people were injured, including several police officers and monks.
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July 29, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Police opened fire Tuesday on several thousand demonstrators opposed to a peace agreement with minority Tamils after the crowd set fire to buses and government buildings. Nineteen of the demonstrators were reported killed. Doctors at Colombo General Hospital said more than 100 people were injured, including several police officers and monks.
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