33 years for the terrorist attack on Jaya Sri Mahabodhi

33 years for the terrorist attack on Jaya Sri Mahabodhi

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Thirty three years have passed since the terrorist attack on the Jaya Sri Mahabodhi in Anuradhapura.
Devotees in large numbers were present to pay obeisance to the Jaya Sri Mahabodhi in Anuradhapura on May 14th 1985. Some incident unknown to anyone was happening in the forest area of Eluwankulama area in Puttalam while the devotees were engged in their religious activities.
A group of terrorists attired in Army uniforms had boarded an SLTB bus and murdered the driver, the conductor and the only passenger and approached the Anuradhapura sacred premises along with the bodies. The terrorists who arrived at the location had thereafter opened fire at the devotees.
The terrorists killed 146 devotees in the upper and lower Chamber. They also included children. 85 innocent civilians sustained critical injuries in this attack in 1985.