Monthly Archives: April 1971

April 1971 – Eruption of a youth led insurrection

Mrs Bandaranaike, who had bravely faced the attempted coup d’état a decade earlier at the beginning of her first term, was to face one of her main challenges just a year into her second term with the outbreak of a youth led armed insurrection by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). Whilst the Government was able