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    1796 – New tax introduced to coconut cultivators. According to which every coconut cultivator should pay a tax for their cultivation per year.

    1877 – New railway constructed from Moratuwa to Panadura.

    1930 – Launch of the worlds first electric train.

    1939 – The beginning of the Second World War.

    1944 – Colombo Municipal council undertakes the Colombo tram service.

    1945 – It is estimated that 55 million people had died in the Second World War.

    1955 – Establishment of Air Lanka Company.

    1992 – The petition filed by former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayake challenging President Premadasa s election is dismissed by the Supreme Court.

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