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1801 – A supreme court for the Colombo district establishes the old supreme court board and civil courts to deal with criminal cases.
1912 – The opening of the Kalani Valley railway track from Kuruwita to Rathnapura.
1943 – J.R. Jayawardhana is selected for the Kelaniya seat in the by – election held to elect members for the state council.
1946 – Inauguration of the International Judiciary Organization.
1956 – The death penalty is lifted.
2001 – Sending the first commercial satellite to space.