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Events from the year 2013 in Sri Lanka.

Incumbents

Events

January to March

13 January: Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake removed from office
21 March: United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution 22/1 on Sri Lanka

April to June

3 April: Uthayan office in Kilinochchi attacked
13 April: Uthayan office in Jaffna attacked
  • 3 April – The Uthayan newspaper's office in Kilinochchi were attacked by a group of six masked Sinhala speaking men, injuring five employees, two seriously, and damaging equipment and vehicles.[39][40][41][42][43]
  • 13 April – Three men came to the Uthayan newspaper's office in Jaffna and threatened security guards before damaging equipment and setting the printing press ablaze.[44][45][46]
  • 20 April – New electricity tariffs come into force which will see some consumers bills increasing by 127%.[47][48][49]
  • 24 April – The government forcibly acquire 2,578 hectares (6,370 acres; 9.95 sq mi) of land in northern Valikamam for a military cantonment, claiming none of owners could be traced.[50][51][52][53]
  • 5 May – President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Rohitha Rajapaksa is alleged to have assaulted referee Dimitri Gunasekera during an Inter-Club Rugby Sevens Championship match at Havelock Park between Navy SC and Police SC A.[54][55][56]
  • 12 May – Cyclone Mahasen causes floods and landslides in northern Sri Lanka, killing seven and displacing 3,881.[57][58][59]
  • 22 May – Mohamed Shiyam murder: Footwear businessman Mohammed Muzamdeen Mohammed Shiyam goes missing after dining with friend Mohammed Fouzdeen in a suburb of Colombo.[60]
  • 24 May
  • 25 May – Buddhist monk Bowatte Indrasara dies in Colombo National Hospital.[65][66]
  • 4 June
  • 8 June – More than 40 fishermen are killed by monsoon storms off the south west coast of Sri Lanka.[71][72]
  • 10 June – Mohamed Shiyam murder: DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested in connection with murder.[73][74]
  • 11 June – Mohamed Shiyam murder: Colombo Magistrate's Court allow the Criminal Investigation Department to detain DIG Vaas Gunawardena for 90 days under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.[75][76]

July to September

October to December

27 November: Uthayan editor V. Kanamaylnathan receives the 2013 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Prize from TV5Monde news director Pascal Guimier at Strasbourg City Hall

Deaths

Sucharitha Gamlath, 1934-2013

See also

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