Incident Summary:

11/10/2019: Assailants threw petrol bombs targeting the house of a New Democratic Front supporter in Vakarai, Eastern, Sri Lanka. An unknown number of people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP).



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description House of New Democratic Front Supporter
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Petrol bombs were used in the attack.
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
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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- Incidents of election violence, election law violations reported," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), November 15, 2019.
"Petrol bombs flung at home of Sajith supporter in Batticaloa," Tamil Guardian, November 14, 2019.