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Terrorism-related Incidents outside the Northeast and Colombo - 2005

December 22: The LTTE is reported to have shot dead an Army intelligence officer in the Nuwara Eliya District.

December 15: Suspected LTTE cadres shot dead a cadre of the breakaway 'Colonel' Karuna faction, Sivapulandu Passirasa alias Thran, in the Kudapokuna area of Polonnaruwa District.

November 16: LTTE kills Home Guard Susantha Pathma Kumara in the Handapanwila area of Pollonaruwa District.

October 26: Two LTTE militants are killed by the breakaway faction of Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias 'Colonel' Karuna in eastern Sri Lanka's Polonnaruwa District.

October 17: Unidentified assailants open fire on a Security Force (SF) checkpoint near the Mariamman Hindu Temple in Puttalam District, killing one Policeman.

September 11: A group of LTTE militants abducted two civilians, identified as Mutturaja Muralidaran and Kulasekaram Udayakumaran, and subsequently kill them in the Welikanda area of Polonnaruwa District.

September 6: Dead bodies of two civilians, identified as Kirupairasa Rupanraj and Muthuvel Jegatheeswaran, abducted earlier on September 5, are recovered from the Ragama area of Gampaha District.

September 2: Suspected LTTE militants shot dead a former member of the 'Colonel' Karuna group in the Wennappuwa area of Puttalam District. The International Committee of the Red Cross officials has reportedly found a dead body of a LTTE cadre, identified as Gajaruban alias Niruban, in the Wanni District.

August 29: Two bodies with gunshot injuries are found in the Thepuwana area of Kalutara District.

August 15: Suspected LTTE 'pistol gang' cadres kill a civilian, identified as Raja Piravu, in the Dalukana area of Polonnaruwa District.

Unidentified assailants reportedly kill a 'Colonel' Karuna group cadre, identified as Mahathevarajah, in the Namalpockuna area of Polonnaruwa District.

August 12: A Police personnel, identified as Athukorala, is killed in an ambush by the LTTE at Dehiattakandiya in the Polonnaruwa District.

August 2: A LTTE 'pistol gang' cadre shot dead a former home guard, identified as Sampath Kumara, at Welikanda in the Polonnaruwa District.

June 26: The Ampara District 'political head' of the LTTE, Kuylinpan, and 40 cadres escape an explosion at Welikanda in the Polonnaruwa District.

June 13: One civilian is killed and 15 sustained injuries when an unidentified person threw a hand grenade at a funeral function in Soruwila, Polonnaruwa District.

May 23: A LTTE cadre, identified as Nagappa Sivaraj, is shot dead by suspected gunmen of the rival 'Colonel' Karuna faction at Manampitiya in the Polonnaruwa District.

May 6: Sri Lankan military recovers dead bodies of two LTTE cadres, believed to be intelligence operatives, killed during a clash with cadres of the rebel 'Colonel' Karuna faction. Military spokesperson, Brig. Daya Ratnayake, said the bodies were found in the Welikanda area of Polonnaruwa District.

April 25: Suspected LTTE cadres kill a cadre of the rival 'Colonel' Karuna faction, identified as Sellathurai Kopalkumar, and also abduct one of his colleagues at Karapola village in the Polannaruwa District.

March 21: Two LTTE cadres are killed during a clash with cadres of the rival 'Colonel' Karuna faction in Welikanda, 25 km east of the town of Polonnaruwa.

February 20: Suspected LTTE militants kill a cadre of the rival 'Colonel' Karuna faction and injure another near the Batticaloa-Polannaruwa District border.





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