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    1729 – Guaterus Woetersz becomes the new Dutch governor of Ceylon.

    1803 – Sinhala soldiers take over the English fortress at Hanwella.

    1859 – Taking of the first crude oil sample to surface.

    1896 – The shortest war declared against a Sultan in Zanzibar by the United Kingdom starts at 9.02 am and finishes at 9.40 am.

    1949 – Constructions of Senanayaka Samudraya commenced. It is the Lanka’s biggest reservoir.

    1982 – The 31st amendment of the constitution in appointing a president and his term takes place.

    1984 – The first electricity unites of Victory Hydropower plant added to National Electricity.

    1985 – Kothmale water supply project opened.

    2006 – The army launches an operation to capture Sampur.

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