Incident Summary:

11/16/2019: Assailants set up roadblocks and opened fire on a convoy of buses transporting Muslim voters to polling stations in Bogoda, North Central, Sri Lanka. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Central


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Sri Lanka
Specific Description Convoy of Voters
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Firearms and thrown stones 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Gunmen open fire on buses carrying voters in Sri Lanka, no casualty reported," Jagran Post, November 16, 2019.
"Unknown gunmen attack bus convoy with Sri Lankan Muslim voters on election day - Police," United News of India, November 16, 2019.
"Two SLTB buses stoned and shot at in Thanthirimale," Daily Mirror Sri Lanka, November 16, 2019.