Incident Summary:

01/24/2006: In one of a series of five simultaneous bombings in total, perpetrators in Colombo, Sri Lanka, exploded a small bomb in the Mount Lavinia area hours after a meeting between the Sri Lankan president and a visiting Norwegian peace broker. There were no reports of casualties or property damage and there were no claims of responsibility although the Tamil Tigers are suspected to be responsible.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Mount Lavinia

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
“Five Blasts Rock Sri Lanka Capital, No-One Hurt,” AFP, January 24, 2006.
“Five Blasts Rock Sri Lankan Capital,” The Press Trust of India, January 24, 2006.
“Stray Rocket at Sri Lanka Military Airfield Sparks Panic,” AFP, January 26, 2006.