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Massacres


With the 31st memorial day of the Sathurukkondan massacre (1990.09.09 – 2021.09.09)

With the 31st memorial day of the Sathurukkondan massacre (1990.09.09 – 2021.09.09) Sathurukondan is a village about 2 km north […]...
 
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Saththurukkondan massacre­ 09.09.1990

Saththurukondan is a village in Batticaloa district. Sathurukoddan is not very far from Batticaloa town. This village comprises Pannichaiaddy, Pillayarady […]...
 
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Nelliyadimarket bombing ­29.08.1990

Nelliyadi is a small town in the Vadamaradchi region of Jaffna district. It is 3 Km from the Point Pedro […]...
 
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Koraveli massacre 14.08.1990

Koraveli and Eechaiyadithivu villages are in the Batticaloa district. These villages are blessed with natural beauty and resources. Most of […]...
 
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Eravurhospital massacre­ 12.08.1990

On 11, 08.1990, Sri Lankan military rounded up the villages of Chenkaladi and Kiran and opened fire on the villagers. […]...
 
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Thuranilavani massacre­ 12.08.1990

Thurainilavanai village is situated in the Batticaloa district. On 12.08.1990, morning, Sri Lankan military from the Nilavanai- Kallaru camp rounded […]...
 
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Tiraikerny massacre ­ 06.08.1990

Tiraikerny was originally a coconut estate of about 300 acres in the idyllic region of Amparai. The ownership at the […]...
 
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Poththuvil massacre­ 30.07.1990

In 1990 hostilities between the Sri Lankan military and the LTTE resumed. In the east the Sri Lankan military, Sinhala […]...
 
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Paranthan junction massacre ­ 24.07.1990

Paranthan is in the Kilinochchi district on the A-9 highway. This town hosted a chemical factory in the past. The […]...
 
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Siththandy massacre ­20,27.07.1990

Siththandy village is situated 8 Kms north of the Batticaloa town. The village has an ancient and famous Hindu temple. […]...
 
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Sammanthurai massacre­ 10.06.1990

Sammanthurai village is situated in the Sammanthurai Assistant Government Agent Division in the Amparai district. The village has large paddy […]...
 
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Eastern University massacre­ 23.05.1990

The Eastern University is in the Vantharumulai village in Batticaloa. This is one of the 13 universities in the island. […]...
 
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Alvai temple shelling­ 29.05.1987

Alvai village is situated in Jaffna district. The Muthtumariamman temple in Alvai is one of the famous temples in Jaffna. […]...
 
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Thonithiddamadu massacre­ 27.05.1987

Thonithiddamadu village is situated in the Vaharai Assistant Government Agent Division in the Batticaloa district. This is a Tamil majority […]...
 
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Paddithidalmassacre­ 26.04.1987

Paddithidal is a Tamil village and it is situated 10 Kms from Mutur in Trincomalee. The village is in the […]...
 
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Kokkadichcholai­ ­ 28.01.1987

Kokkadichcholai is situated in the Batticaloa district. Farming, fishing and prawn farming were the main occupations of the people. On […]...
 
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Periyapandivrichchan massacre­ 15.10.1986

Periyapandivirichchan village is in the Madhu Assistant Government Agent division in Mannar district. The village has rice fields adjoining large […]...
 
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Adampan massacre­ 12.10.1986

Adampan village is situated in the Manthai West Assistant Government Agent Division in Mannar district. This is a farming village. […]...
 
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Mutur Manalchenai massacre­ 18.07.1986

On 18.07.1986, Sri Lankan military conducted a cordon and search operation in villages of Manalchenai and Peruveli in Muthur. 44 […]...
 
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Thanduvan bus massacre­ 17.07.1986

Thanduvan is situated on the Mullaithivu-Vavuniya main road, 4 Kms from Nedunkerni, driving towards Mullaithivu. Thanduvan village is part of […]...
 
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Peruveli refugeecamp massacre­ 15.07.1986

Peruveli is a Tamil village situated in Batticaloa, 1 Km to the right from the Mallikaithivu junction. The Peruveli Government […]...
 
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Paranthanfarmers massacre ­28.06.1986

Paranthan is situated in the Kandavalai Assistant Government Agent Division in the Kilinochchi district. Paranthan is a key town in […]...
 
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Thambalakamam massacres ­1985,1986

Thampalakamam is a famous village in the Trincomalee district. The main economic base of this village is agriculture. On 12.11.1985, […]...
 
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Seruvila massacre ­ 12.06.1986

Seruvila is situated in the Trincomalee 12.06.1986, headmen, employees, and 20 workers who were transporting relief food for the refugees […]...
 
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Mandaithivusea massacre­ 10.06.1986

Kurunagar, Pasaiyur and Mandaithivu are situated off the southern coast of the Jaffna peninsula. Surrounded on three sides by the […]...
 
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Kanthalai­ massacre ­ 04, 05.06. 1986

Kantalai is situated in the Trincomalee district. On 04,05.06 1986, near the 4th Milepost, Sri Lankan Air Force and home- […]...
 
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Anandapuram shelling ­ 04.06.1986

Anandapuram is a small village situated in the Kilinochchi district. The main occupation of the people is farming. In 1986, […]...
 
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Eeddimurinchan massacre­ 19,20.03.1986

Eeddimurnchan village is situated in the Vavuniya district. Most people in the village are farmers. In the 1970’s upcountry Tamils […]...
 
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Vayaloor massacre­ 24.08.1985

Vayaloor is situated in the Amparai district. Valayoor, Sagamam was a colony of the landless poor who were settled in […]...
 
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Udumbankulam massacre ­ 19.02.1985

Udumpankulan and Thankavelayuthapuram are situated near the Thirukovil area in the Amparai district. On 19.02.1985, early in the morning, 85 […]...
 
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Kilinochchi Railway Station massacre ­ 25.01.1986

Kilinochchi town is a hustling business centre for the Kilinochchi district. It has a big market, a railway station and […]...
 
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Periyapullumalai massacrein 1986

Pullumalai village had faced many atrocities by the Sri Lankan military. On 20.05.1980 the Sri Lankan military and its home […]...
 
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Muthur Kadatkaraichenai­ 08,09,10.11.1985

All three divisions of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces attacked Mutur and Kadatkaraichenai areas by land, air and sea on […]...
 
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Kanthalai­ massacre ­09.11.1985

Kantalai is situated in the Trincomalee district. on 09.11.1985, Sri Lankan military went to the home of Mayilvakanam near Kanthalai […]...
 
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Piramanthanaru massacre ­ 02.10.1985

Piramanthanaru Village, Kilinochchi is an agricultural area and many people who have settled here came through a scheme set up […]...
 
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Nilaveli massacre 16.09.1985

Nilaveli is located in the Kuchchaveli Assistant Government Agent Division in Trincomalee district. Nilaveli is 10 Kms from the Trincomalee […]...
 
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Sampaltivu ­ 04 to 09.08.1985

A major military operation was launched between 04.09.1985 and 09.09.1985. This operation was aiming to chase away the Tamils from […]...
 
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Thiriyai massacre ­08.06.1985

Thiriyai is situated in the northeast region of the Trincomalee district. On 08.06.1985, around 5.30am in the morning, Sri Lankan […]...
 
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Narpitimunai Massacre – 17.05.1985

Narpitimunai village is one of the villages in the Kalmunai Divisional Secretariat Division, located at a distance of 3 km […]...
 
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Kiliveddi massacre in 1985

Kiliveddi is a Tamil village in the Mutur region of the Trincomalee district. In 1977 it was annexed to the […]...
 
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Kumuthini Boatmassacre 15.05.1985

For the people of Deft Island, located off the coast of Jaffna, the boat “Kumuthini” provided an indispensable service. People […]...
 
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Valvai­ massacre 10.05.1985

Valvai is situated in Point Pedro region in the Jaffna district. On 10.05.1985, Sri Lankan military rounded up Valvai and […]...
 
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Trincomalee massacres in 1985

On 03.05.1985, 50 civilians were killed by Sinhala mobs and the Sri Lankan military in Mahindapura and Dehiwatta. On 03.06.1985, […]...
 
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Puthukkidiyiruppu Iyankovilady massacre 21.04.1985

Puthukkkudiyiruppu is situated in the Mullaithivu district 20 Kms from Mullaithivu town. On 21.04.1985, SLAFs from Mullaitivu as usual rounded […]...
 
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Vaddakandal massacre ­ 30.01.1985

Vaddakandal is situated in the Mannar district and it is a farming area. On 30.01.1985, around 5.00am in the morning, […]...
 
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Mulliyavalai massacre ­ 16.01.1985

Mulliyavalai village is situated on the Mullaithivu-Vavuniya road in the Mullaithivu district. It is an ancient village with fertile land […]...
 
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Vankalai church massacre ­ 06.01.1985

Vankalai village is in the Mannar district. The Vankalai church served the villagers of Vankalai. On 06.01.1985, at 12.30 pm, […]...
 
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Kokkilai­Kokkuthoduvai massacre ­ 15.12.1984

On 15.12.1984, Sri Lankan military entered the villages of Kokkilai, Kokkuthoduvai, Karunaddukerni, Nayaru, Kumulamunai, and Alampil in the Mullaitivu district. […]...
 
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Blood soaked Mannar ­ 04.12.1984

Mannar is one of the eight districts of the Northeast province. The main occupation of the Mannar people is fishing. […]...
 
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Manalaru massacre ­ 03.12.1984

On 03.12.1984, Sri Lankan military rounded up Manalaru area and fired randomly at the civilians. Civilians from Manalaru and Amaravayal […]...
 
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