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Finnish drivers Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) came second and third respectively.
Sri Lankan Navy today dumped in sea several bulletproof vehicles, including an LTTE ship, used by former presidents during the three-decade-long civil war to prevent them from falling into wrong hand.
Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a female suicide bomber of LTTE, led by Prabhakaran, on May 21, 1991 at an election rally in Tamil Nadu.
The slit throat incident occurred during a protest held by a group of LTTE supporters outside the High Commission in London on Sri Lanka's Independence Day.
Since the end of Sri Lanka's nearly three-decade civil war in 2009 there have been no targeted attacks on the military.
In 2016, Bottas had signed a one-year deal to replace Rosberg as Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for the 2017 season.
Bottas welcomed the move to replace the `grid girls` with the `grid kids` at every Formula One race of the 2018 season.
The founder and editor of the Sunday Leader, was waylaid by some unidentified bike-borne assailants who gunned him down in the Colombo suburb of Ratmalana in January 2009.
Sri Lanka Cricket is set to build an international cricket stadium in former LTTE hub, Jaffna and has already carried out a preliminary inspection of a site.
A group of dissenting Sri Lankan Tamil lawmakers has formed a new coalition to challenge the Tamil National Alliance.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who played a key role defeating the LTTE, filed a writ petition against an attempt to arrest him for allegedly embezzling Rupees 90 million of government funds.
Notwithstanding a government ban, the 63rd birth anniversary of the slain LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran was celebrated by some leaders of a pro-Tamil party in his home town.
It was a third career win for Bottas, all of which have come this season after he was signed by Mercedes to replace the retired Nico Rosberg.
Bottas secured his second straight pole position following the Brazilian GP two weeks ago and the fourth of his career — all of them since joining Mercedes this season from Williams.
Bottas said he was ready to fight for his future as a leading F1 driver and expects a tough contest at Abu Dhabi GP.