GTD ID:
198902050009

When:
1989-02-05

Country:
Sri Lanka

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Central

City:
Hingurakgoda

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Freedom Party
Specific Description Rally By Party Leader Sirima Bandaranaike
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Explosive; Pistols
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Front (JVP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 38 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 38
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources