Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka--14 May 1985

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 14 May 1985

Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Type of event: terrorism


Tamil Tigers attacked crowds in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, with automatic weapons. Those attacked were mostly Buddhist worshippers and monks at Sri Maha Budhi. The terrorists were dressed in army uniforms and drove through the area firing into crowds.

Consequences: 150 killed, 85 injured


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