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Akuressa suicide bombing
Location Akuressa, Sri Lanka
Date March 10, 2009
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 14[1]
Non-fatal injuries
35
Suspected perpetrators
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam[2]

On 10 March 2009, a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam suicide bomber caused an explosion at a religious parade near Godapitiya Jumma mosque in Akuressa, Matara in southern Sri Lanka, killing 14 and injuring 35 civilians.[2][3] Several government ministers were among the injured including oil resource minister A. H. M. Fowzie, telecommunication minister Mahinda Wijesekara,[4] Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Pandu Bandaranaike, Chandrasiri Gajadeera, and Ali Ameer. Also, there were few local politicians among the dead.[5][6]

As a result of the police investigations on the incident, the LTTE suicide bomber was identified as Senthamil by his girlfriend at the Matara Hospital mortuary.[7]

The explosion was caught on a video footage filmed by a local resident.[4][8]

See also[edit | edit source]

List of attacks attributed to the LTTE

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