Terrorist Incidents in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Event ID Date State Event
67342-137675-349425 1/10/2014 Colombo The U.S. Embassy in Colombo on January 9 in its official Twitter account posted a photo of the Ambassador Michele Sison and the visiting Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, in the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the Department of States Stephen J. Rapp standing at the site and captioned the photo as St Antony's Ground - site of January 2009 killing of hundreds of families by army shelling.
53689-104839-264403 1/23/2012 Colombo Sri Lanka Navy on January 21 arrested two people, including a former Sea Tiger [cadre of the Se Wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)] attempting to enter the island illegally under cover from the northwestern coast, the Navy reported on January 22, according to Colombo Page.
51752-100666-253609 9/15/2011 Colombo Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) officials said that six cadres of the militant outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were among the 44 suspects who were arrested by the Navy in the Kalmunai high seas while attempting to leave Sri Lanka illegally for Australia during early September, 2011 Colombo Page reported.
50419-97701-246285 7/2/2011 Colombo The Commander of Sri Lanka Army Eastern Command Major General Boniface Perera in a discussion on July 1 warned the armed groups in the Eastern Province to suffer unless they surrender their weapons, according to Colombo Page.
50113-97105-244869 6/15/2011 Colombo The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested four Sri Lankan Tamils in the Toronto area on June 14, Colombo Page reported.
47217-91741-230634 12/8/2010 Colombo Colombo Page reports that the Thai Police on December 7 arrested 50 illegal Sri Lankan immigrants in Bangkok.


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District Number of Events
Colombo 208

The original source are newspaper clippings and extracts collected by the South Asian Terrorism Portal.