Incident Summary:

12/28/2005: Suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebel shot and injured a police constable, Lingarajah, while he was riding his bicycle in the Batticaloa area, Sri Lanka. The victim was near the police station when the incident happened.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Near the Batticaloa police station

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Sri Lankan police
Specific Description Constable B. C. Lingarajah
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Security Situation as at UTC 1055 (1655) 29 December 2005," The Sinhalaya News Agency, December 29, 2005.
"Three claymore mines recovered in Mannar district," South Asia Terrorism Portal, December 30, 2005.
Ranga Sirilal, "Death of 11 soldiers raises fears for Sri Lanka ceasefire," Irish Times, December 28, 2005.