Incident Summary:

11/28/2000: A landmine explosion killed seven bus passengers and wounded twenty others on Padaviya Road near Kebitigollewa, Sri Lanka. It was suspected that the mine was laid by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Central

Near Kebethegollawa

Location Details:
This incident occurred on Padaviya Road near Kebitigollewa.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Srki Lankan Busing System
Specific Description A bus on Padaviya Road near Kebitigollewa
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Explosion kills 7 bus passengers, injures 20 others,” The Associated Press, November 28, 2000.