Incident Summary:

09/05/2006: Suspected LTTE members shot Nallathambt Poopalaratnam, President of Peithalai fisheries society. He was a supporter of the Eelam Peoples Democratic Part (EPDP). A message saying "death to traitors" was written on a poster signed by Ellalan Brigade and was found near the body. It was alleged he had been supplying news and other information to the EPDP-run radio program "Ithayaveenai" from Colombo. He was forcibly taken from his residence on Vipulananda Road, in Valaichchenai, Sri Lanka and shot along Main Street in Kulkudah.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
He was taken from his residence on Vipulananda Rd, in Valaichchenai and shot on Main Street in Kalkudah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Eelam People's Democratic Party
Specific Description Nallathamby Poopalaratnam
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP)
Specific Description
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
Additional Information An identical poster with writing was found near where Kanapathipillai Rangan, alias Sathyakumar, who had also been shot dead the same day for allegedly providing information to the EPDP.
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 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
"An active member of the EPDP-," South Asian Terrorism Portal, September 5, 2006.
"Sri Lankan Tamil shot dead said linked to radio station," BBC, September 6, 2006.