Incident Summary:

06/07/2000: Kanapathipillai Navaratnarajah, a prominent Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) member and former President of the Arayampathi Pradeshiya Sabha was shot by two men near the Education Department office in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The victim later died of his injuries. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was suspected responsible for the incident.

GTD ID:
200006070005

When:
2000-06-07

Country:
Sri Lanka

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern (Province)

City:
Batticaloa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO)
Specific Description Kanapathipillai Navaratnarajah, a prominent Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) member and former President of the Arayampathi Pradeshiya Sabha
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?Unknown
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Information
Name Claimed Responsibility
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Colombo: Suspected LTTE Gunmen Kill Tamil Politician in Batticaloa," Colombo Government, June 08, 2000."
"India Reiterates Stand on Sri Lanka; At Least 12 People Killed in Skirmishes", Doordarshan DD-1 National Television, June 08, 2000."