List of attacks on civilians attributed to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna

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The following is a list of notable attacks on civilians attributed to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), a Sri Lankan Marxist-Leninist, communist group.

Attacks in chronological order

Attack Date Location District Province Death
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Assassination of Rex De Costa 9 April 1971 Deniyaya Matara Southern 1 [1]
Assassination of Daya Pathirana 15 December 1986 Piliyandala Colombo Western 1 [2]
Grenade attack on Parliament 18 August 1987 Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Colombo Western 2 [3]
Assassination of Harsha Abeywardena 23 December 1987 Wellawatte, Colombo Colombo Western 4 [4]
Assassination of Vijaya Kumaranatunga 16 February 1988 Colombo Colombo Western 2 [5][6]
Kathiresan temple bombing 16 February 1988 Bambalapitiya, Colombo Colombo Western 10+ [7]
Udugampola family massacre 24 July 1988 Poddala Galle Southern 5 [8]
Grandpass rally attack 17 October 1988 Grandpass, Colombo Colombo Western 3 [9]
Kadawatte rally attack 2 December 1988 Kadawatte Colombo Western 4 [9]
Poojapiya massacre 25 January 1989 Poojapiya, Katugastota Kandy Central 6 [10]
Temple of the Tooth attack 8 February 1989 Kandy Kandy Central 2-5 [11]
Assassination of Stanley Wijesundera 8 March 1989 Colombo Colombo Western 1 [12]
Kataragama bombing July 1989 Kataragama Moneragala Uva 15 [13][14]
Assassination of Thevis Guruge 23 July 1989 1 [12]
Assassination of Premakeerthi de Alwis 31 July 1989 Colombo Colombo Western 1 [15]
Assassination of Chandratne Patuwathavithane 14 September 1989 1 [12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Doctor, planter, soldier and patriot-Colonel Dr.Ranjana W. Seneviratne,Daily news (Saturday, 7 May 2011)
  2. ^ Jayatilleke, Dayan (January 25, 2006). "The JVP and 'Pol Potism'". Sanagam.org. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Bomb Attack on Parliament Archived 2015-06-28 at the Wayback Machine., Daily News
  4. ^ "UNP Chairman Gunned Down" (PDF). Tamil Times. VII (2): 3. January 1988. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  5. ^ "Vijaya Kumaranatunga Assassinated" (PDF). Tamil Times. VII (3): 3. February 1988. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  6. ^ Devolution only solution - CBK - Saroj Pathirana, BBC Sinhala Service
  7. ^ "Bomb Attack on Hindu Temple" (PDF). Tamil Times. VII (3): 19. February 1988. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  8. ^ Bush, Kenneth (December 9, 2003). The Intra-Group Dimensions of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: Learning to Read Between the Lines. Springer. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-230-59782-2. 
  9. ^ a b "JVP Turns its Guns and Bombs Against SLMP" (PDF). Tamil Times. VIII (1): 19. December 1988. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  10. ^ "USA candidate and family killed" (PDF). Tamil Times. VIII (3): 8. February 1989. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  11. ^ JVP can’t deny they attacked the Dalada Maligawa using firearms — Diyawadana Nilame, The Island
  12. ^ a b c Dilrukshi Handunnetti and Ranjith Jayasundera (Feb 10, 2008). "JVP's double take on the 13th Amendment". Sunday Leader. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  13. ^ Murugan-Shaitan Showdown, Patrick Harrigan interviews Swami Siva-Kalki, The Sunday Times, August 19, 1990
  14. ^ Collected Bodhi Leaves, page 183
  15. ^ Seneviratne, Malinda (31 July 2010). "Premakeerthi de Alwis and colours that remain unnamed". Daily News. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
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