Incident Summary:

09/26/2017: Assailants attacked a Rohingya refugee center in Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka. An unknown number of people were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Rohingya Refugee Center
Nationality of Target Myanmar
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
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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
Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 24
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Sri Lanka arrests Buddhist monk after protest against Rohingya Muslims," Reuters News, October 2, 2017.
"Sri Lanka Marxist party condemns harassing Rohingya refugees as an insult to humanity," Colombo Page, September 29, 2017.
"Sri Lankan Buddhist monks attack Rohingya refugee houses," Dawn, September 27, 2017.