Terrorist Incidents in Matara, Sri Lanka

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Event ID Date State Event
56758-112050-283330 7/26/2012 Matara Three persons, including a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) candidate for the upcoming Provincial Council elections in the Eastern Province, were arrested on July 24 by the CID in connection with a mega human smuggling racket where more than SLR 25 million had been swindled from unsuspecting people who sought asylum in other countries, reports Daily News.
47755-92672-233162 1/13/2011 Matara Police in Switzerland arrested 10 suspected cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from various locations in Switzerland, Colombo Page reported on January 13.
37846-72041-172488 4/15/2009 Matara Police suspect that the same group of militants who massacred nine civilians in Mahagodayaya is involved in this attack.
37390-71139-169985 3/11/2009 Matara At least 14 people were killed and 46 others, including the Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mahinda Wijesekara, were wounded when a suspected LTTE suicide bomber blew himself up on March 10, targeting a procession celebrating Eid-e-Milad (Prophet Mohammed''s birthday) in the southern town of Akuressa in Matara district, The Hindu reported.
34531-64524-152456 8/19/2008 Matara In addition, Police also arrested six LTTE suspects in Rathwatta several days ago along with 13-kg of high explosives, 30 detonators, 11 feet long detonator codes and cyanide capsules.
27402-48348-110633 12/26/2006 Matara Elsewhere, security forces retaliated when LTTE cadres lobbed two hand grenades towards troops who were conducting a search and clear operation at Nayanyurai, injuring nine soldiers.


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District Number of Events
Matara 19

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