2008 Moratuwa bus bombing

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2008 Moratuwa bus bombing
Colombo district.svg
Colombo District highlighted within Sri Lanka
Location Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Date June 6, 2008
7:35 (UTC+5:30)
Attack type
Claymore bombing
Deaths 23
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

The 2008 Moratuwa bus bombing was a Claymore bomb (roadside bomb) explosion against a commuter bus carried out on June 6, 2008 in Katubbeda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, a suburb of Colombo very close to the University of Moratuwa. The bombing killed 23 civilians and injured around 80.[1]

The Sri Lankan government and Amnesty International blamed the LTTE for the attack. The British foreign ministry and leading human rights organisations had condemned attacks on civilians in Sri Lanka.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Deadly blasts hit Sri Lanka buses". BBC News. 6 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Amnesty condemn Tamil Tiger attacks". BBC News. 6 June 2008.