Sri Lanka

CANASB received this link from a Sri Lanka organization:

Below are some events CANASB volunteers found.

October 29, 2001: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake escaped an assassination attempt Monday when police intercepted a would-be suicide bomber who detonated explosives strapped to his body, killing himself and five others.

July 24, 2001: Tiger rebels stage a devastating suicide attack against the main air base and the only international airport in Sri Lanka, leaving 12 people dead and destroying 13 aircraft.

October 2, 2000: Suicide bomber detonates explosives, killing himself and 23 others, including Muslim candidate M. Baithullah contesting the October 10 parliamentary elections.

January 5, 2000: At least 12 killed and 24 wounded when a woman suicide bomber detonates explosives strapped to her body outside the office of prime minister Sirima Bandaranaike.

March 16, 1999: COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) At least four people were killed and five wounded when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday, police said.

August 4, 1999: Nine police commandos and one civilian were killed when a woman suicide bomber attacked a police truck in northern Sri Lanka. Eighteen commandos aboard the truck were injured.

December 18, 1999: President Chandrika Kumaratunga is wounded and 38 are killed in two separate attacks on election rallies.

January 25, 1998: Suicide bombers devastate the country's holiest Buddhist shrine in the town of Kandy, killing 16.

February 7, 1998: Colombo. At least nine people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to her body at a military checkpoint here in the capital today, the police and witnesses said.

June 7, 2000: Sri Lanka's Minister for Industrial Development was killed, along with more than 20 others today when a suicide bomber detonated an explosion in a crowded street.

October 15, 1997: Suicide bombers drive a truck packed with a large quantity of explosives and devastate the twin tower World Trade Centre building, killing 18.

January 31, 1996: A suicide bomber drives a truck packed with explosives and devastates the Central Bank, killing 91 and wounding 1,400.

October 24, 1994: Opposition leader Gamini Dissanayake and 56 others are killed by a suicide bomber in Colombo.

May 1, 1993: President Ranasinghe Premadasa and 23 others are killed by a suicide bomber in Colombo.

May 21, 1991: Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is killed at a meeting in southern India by a suspected LTTE suicide bomber.

March 2, 1991: Defence minister Ranjan Wijeratne is among 19 people killed when a car bomb is detonated in Colombo.

July 5, 1987: The LTTE carries out its first suicide bombing, killing 40 troops at the Nelliyady army camp in the north of the country.