------- Massacres of civilians -------
Following is the tabled list:
Acts of Violence Committed by the LTTE terrorists in Sri Lanka
(Daily News - Features - 02/29/96)
Srl.No. Date. Place. Incident.
1. 30.11.84 Dollar Farm, Armed terrorists shot dead 33 Sinhalese
Vavuniya. settlers and injured
2 30.11.84 Kent Farm, Armed terrorists shot dead 29 Sinhalese
Vavuniya. settlers and injured several others.
3 01.12.84 Kokilai Armed terrorists shot dead 11 Sinhalese
4 14.05.85 Anuradhapura. Armed terrorists invaded the town and shot dead
120 Sinhalese and injuring 85 others.
This includes pilgrims who were inside
thesacred Sri Maha Bodhi premises.
5 14.05.85 Wilpattu. Armed terrorists shot dead 18 Sinhalese
in the forest reserve.
6 30.05.85 Mihindupura, Five Sinhalese settlers shot dead by armed
& Dehiwatta, terrorists.
7 11.06.85 Dehiwatta, 13 Sinhalese settlers shot dead by armed
8 02.08.85 Thrikonamadu, Armed terrorists shot dead 3 Sinhalese
Polonnaruwa. Buddhist priests and 3civilians
at Ruhunu Somavathiya Temple.
9 14.08.85 Awarantalawa, Armed terrorists shot dead 7 Sinhalese and
Vavuniya. set fire to 40 houses.
10 18.08.85 Namalwatta, Armed terrorists shot dead 6 Sinhalese
11 07.11.85 Namalwatta, Armed terrorists shot dead
Morawewa, 10 Sinhalese villagers.
12 20.12.85 Mannar. 6 Madhu pilgrims who were abducted
by terrorists on 12.12.85 have executed.
13 25.05.86 Mahadivulwewa, Armed terrorists shot dead
Trincomalee. 20 Sinhalese and set fire to 20 houses.
14 04.06.86 Andankulam, Armed terrorists shot dead 17 Sinhalese
Trincoamlee. villagers including
Rev. Bakamune Subaddalankara Thera
15 11.06.86 Trincomalee. Two bombs exploded in two CTB buses in front of
the Bank of Ceylon and the other
in close proximity to the SP office,
along Inner Harbour road, almost simultaneously
which were on their way to Kantalai and
Colombo respectively, 22 persons were killed
due to the explosion.
75 others injured (LTTE).
16 25.06.86 Sittaru, Bomb explosion in a vehicle by terrorists,
Kantale. killed 16 Sinhalese.
17 08.07.86 Monkey Bridge, Armed terrorists shot dead 15 Sinhala
18 13.07.86 Pavakkulam, Four armed terrorists had come in a jeep
Vavuniya. to tract No. 16, Pavakkulam and killed 11
civilians, including two Sinhalese and
19 17.07.86 Sugar Corp., Some armed terrorists had entered block No. 4, Sugar Corp.
Kantali Kantalai and 10 persons were shot to death,
(07 Sinhalese and two Muslims and 1 Tamil) (LTTE).
20 19.07.86 Vadigawewa, Armed terrorists shot dead
Medirigiriya, 12 Sinhalese villagers.
21 22.07.86 Mamaduwa, Terrorists exploded a land mine on a civilian bus,
Vavuniya. killing 32 Sinhalese and injuring 20 others.
22 24.07.86 Issenbessagala, When CTB bus No. 28 Sri 6899 was proceeding
Medawachchiya. from Vavuniya to A'pura with a load of
passengers at Issenbessagala, a bomb was
exploded inside the bus killing 13 passengers
and injuring 40 others(LTTE).
23 07.02.87 Arantalawa, Armed terrorists killed 28 Sinhalese villagers
Amparai. by slashing their necks.
24 07.03.87 Awarantalawa, Terrorists exploded a land mine when troops
Vavuniya. were proceeding, killing 7 soldiers,
4 NAF soldiers and 6 civilians (LTTE).
25 22.03.87 Serunewa, Armed terrorists shot dead 26 Sinhalese villagers.
26 17.04.87 TCO/Habarana Armed terrorists shot dead 127 Sinhalese
Rd.Trincoamlee. including 31 police and
Security Forces personnel who
were travelling in buses to Trincomalee.
27 20.04.87 Jayanthipura, Armed terrorists shot dead 15 Sinhalese
28 21.04.87 Central Bus, Terrorists bomb explosion killed 110
Stand, Pettah. civilians,02 Policemen and an Army soldier
298 others were injured.
29 29.05.87 Kadawathamadu, Armed terrorists shot dead 07 Sinhalese
30 02.06.87 Arantalawa, Armed terrorists shot dead 30 Buddhist Priests
Amparai. and 04 Sinhalese civilians and injured
15 Buddhist Priests.
31 11.06.87 Veppankulam. Private Van No. 38 Sri 496 proceeding from
Horowpathana to Trinco was blasted
by a pressure mine killing one soldier
and 13 civilians (LTTE).
32 12.06.87 Godapotta,About 175 villagers had collected to discuss
Medirigiriya, about a new temple.Terrorists had
Polonnaruwa. surrounded the temple and attacked them
killing 08 villagers & a soldier,
06 were injured (LTTE).
33 06.10.87 Batticaloa. Armed terrorists shot dead 18
34 06.10.87 Sagarapura, Armed terrorists shot dead 27 Sinhalese
35 06.10.87 Thalawai, Armed terrorists shot dead 25 Sinhalese
36 07.10.87 Pottuvil, Armed terrorists shot dead 25 Sinhalese
Monaragala Rd, passengers, who were travelling in
Amparai. CTB bus. They also killed 05 Motor Cyclist
who came along the same route.
37 10.10.87 Gantalawa, Armed terrorists shot dead 10 Sinhalese
38 15.10.87 Ella Kantali Rd,Armed terrorists shot dead 14 Sinhalese
Trincomalee. passengers travelling in two lorries.
39 16.10.87 Pulimoddai, Armed terrorists had stopped a private bus,
Trincomalee. taken out Sinhala persons and killed
11 of them including 03 PCC. (LTTE).
40 09.11.87 Maradana, Terrorist bomb explosion in a vehicle,
Colombo. 23 civilians killed, 106 injured,
15 vehicles damaged.
41 12.11.87 Cheddikulam, A van transporting passengers was blasted
VNA. by land mine explosion, killing
12 Tamil persons and 13 PLOTE members.
42 15.12.87 Devalagodella, Terrorists had attacked Devalagodella and
Somawathiya, Somawathiya village, killing 09 villagers.
43 31.12.87 Mahadivulwewa, Armed terrorists shot dead 10 villagers and burnt
Trincomalee. 15 houses.
44 02.03.88 Morawewa, Armed terrorists shot dead 14 Sinhalese
45 05.03.88 Sittaru, Terrorists exploded a land mine on a civilian
Kantala.i lorry, killing 08 Sinhalese and 16 Muslims.
46 11.03.88 Suhadagama, A group of armed terrorists had attacked
Horowpothana. private Bus 22 Sri 2128 atSuhadagama
with small arms and grenades,
killing 19 passengers and injuring 09 others.
47 14.03.88 Kantalai, Armed terrorists shot dead 13 Sinhalese villagers
Trincomalee. at Galmetiyawa.
48 15.03.88 Kivulakade, Two groups of terrorists entered the village
Morawewa, TCO. and killed 07 Sinhalese villagers.
49 17.03.88 Deegavapiya, Terrorists hacked to death 13 Sinhalese
Damana, AMP. villagers.
50 22.03.88 Pudukulam, VNA. 10-15 armed terrorists had attacked
the Sinhalese village and killed
06 villagers. Another 03 were injured.
51 22.03.88 Medavachchi- Armed terrorists shot dead 09 Sinhalese
kulam, VNA. villagers.
52 29.03.88 Wewalketiya, There was a bomb explosion inside a CTB bus
A'pura. 29 Sri 9037 which was proceeding
from Horopathana to Medavachchiya,
killing 09 passengers and injuring 14 others.
53 31.03.88 Saindamaradu, Terrorists attacked the village, killing
Kalmunai. 10 Muslims and 07 Tamils.
54 08.04.88 Horowpathana, Armed terrorists killed 14 Sinhalese.
55 01.05.88 Sittaru, Terrorists exploded a land mine
Kantalai, on a CTB bus and killed 12
TCO. Sinhalese, 09 Muslims and
05 others, who were not identified.
56 28.07.88 Ethawetunu- Armed terrorists hacked to death 16
wewa, Weli Oya. Sinhalese villagers.
57 25.08.88 Marawila, Terrorists had killed 11 civilians
Polonnaruwa. by cutting their necks.
58 10.09.88 16th Colony, Armed terrorists shot dead
Central Camp, 07 Sinhalese and 04 Tamils.
59 09.10.88 Mahakongas- Armed terrorists shot dead
kada, 44 Sinhalese villagers and set fire to
Medavachchiya. 11 houses.
60 14.11.88 Paniketiyawa, Armed terrorists shot dead 28 Sinhalese
Gomaran- including two Security Forces personnel .
61 02.02.89 Bogamuyaya, Armed terrorists hacked to death
Maha Oya, AMP. 11 Sinhalese villagers.
62 11.02.89 Dutuwewa, Armed terrorists shot dead
Horowpathana. 34 Sinhalese villagers.
63 22.02.89 Tract No 13, Terrorists had attacked Tract No. 13
Sinhapura, and 06 Sinhalese were killed
Weli Oya, and another 07 were injured.
64 27.02.89 Borawewa, Armed terrorists shot dead
Polonnaruwa. 37 Sinhalese villagers.
65 17.08.89 Nochchikulam, Eight civlians were killed and
VNA. 04 others were injured
due to an IED explosion.
66 23.07.90 Veeracholai, Terrorists had killed 08 persons
BCO. and hang them on trees.
Suspected that the bodies were of Muslims.
67 24.07.90 Damminna, Armed terrorists hacked to death
Aralaganwila, 08 Sinhalese villagers.
68 25.07.90 Wan Ela, TCO. Terrorists hacked to death 09 Sinhalese
villagers who were cutting firewood.
69 26.07.90 Thammanna,Armed terrorists hacked and shot to death
elawaka, 19 Sinhalese and set fire to 30 houses.
70 30.07.90 Akkaraipattu, Terrorists shot dead 14 Muslims in the town .
71 31.07.90 Podankadu, 10 Tamil civilians were killed
Peraru,Kantalai by unidentified gunmen.
72 03.8.90 Jumma & Terrorists opened fire at Muslims who were in
Hussinia praying in two Mosques,
Mosques, killing 103 and 70 wounded.
73 05.08.90 Muliyankadu, Terrorists killed 17 Muslim farmers
AMP. working in a paddy field .
74 06.08.90 Ampara. Terrorists killed 33 Muslim farmers
working in the paddy field.
75 07.08.90 Bandaraduwa, About 40 armed terrorists had gone
Uhana, AMP. to a Sinhalese village and
killed 30 Sinhalese and injured four.
76 08.08.90 Meegaswewa Private coach 60-228 proceeding
A'pura. from Morawewa to Horowpothana
with a load of passengers were attacked
by terrorists, killing 26 Sinhalese including
a soldier and 07 others were injured.
77 11.08.90 Div.3 & 6, Terrorists attacked Div. 3 & 6, Eravur,
Eravur. killing 116 Muslims and injuring 20 others.
78 13.08.90 15th Mile Post, 25 Civilians who were travelling in a lorry
Pulmodda, from Negombo to Kokuvil were ambushed
Weli Oya. by terrorists, killing 14 of them.
79 13.08.90 Awarantalawa, A Muslim village adjoining a Sinhalese
VNA. village wasattacked by terrorists,
killing 09 Muslims and 01 Sinhalese,
03 others were injured.
80 19.09.90 Vellamundal, Terrorists killed 23 Sinhalese and set fire to
Puttalam. 11 houses at the fishing village.
81 19.09.90 Kotmale Colony, When some persons were travelling
Uhana, AMP. in a tractor, terrorists attacked them
killing 05 and injuring 02 others.
82 21.09.90 Pudukudiyirippu,Terrorists attacked the village,
AMP. killing 15 and injuring 11.
83 24.09.90 Gajabapura, Armed terrorists set fire to five houses
Weli Oya. and killed 04 Sinhalese.
84 30.9.90 Peraweltalawa, Terrorists hacked to death
Maha Oya, AMP. 09 Sinhalese villagers.
85 02.10.90 Vahalkada,Armed terrorists shot dead 07 Sinhalese
Padaviya. villages and set fire to 39 houses.
86 11.10.90 Arugambay, Two terrorists shot dead 09 Muslims who
AMP. were collecting firewood.,
87 23.10.90 Thanthirimalai, Armed terrorists killed 08 Sinhalese villagers
A'pura. and 02 Home Guards.
88 27.10.90 Thanthirimala,i Armed terrorist shot dead 05 Sinhalese.
89 01.11.90 Halambawewa, Terrorists attacked the village and killed
Sinhapura, 10 Sinhalese.,
90 23.01.91 Bogamuyaya, Armed terrorists hacked to death
Maha Oya,AMP. 25 Sinhalese villagers and injuring others.
Subsequently, 04 injured persons
had succumbed to their injuries.
91 03.04.91 Keviliya, Terrorists on two boats surrendered
Foul Point, 06 vallams and opened fire at the fishermen.
TCO. Some fishermen jumped into the sea and swam.
Four vallams were set on fire.Ten
dead bodies and 11 injured were found.
16 are still missing.The missing perosns
are either taken away by the terrorists or
droywned after being shot.
92 14.04.91 Ethimalai, About 15-20 terrorists hacked to death 17
Monaragala. Sihalese villagers and injured another.
Also set fire to 06 houses.
93 24.03.91 Fish Market, Bomb explosion at Fish Marekt, Akkaraipattu,
Akkaraipattu. killing 09 Muslims and injuring
94 20.04.91 Niyadela. Terrorists attacked village and hacked and
shot to death 21 men women and children.
Two others were injured, 03 houses,
a car and a MC were set on fire.
When the terrorists were fleeing they
killed another villager in the adjacent
95 20.05.91 Malwatta, Terrorists fired at a group of Muslims who
Sammanthurai, were returning from the paddy-field
AMP. in a tractor, 09 Muslims killed
and 02 injured.
96 12.06.91 Koddadicholai, Bomb explosion in Manmunai ferry in
BCO. Kokkadicholai,killing 04
Army Personnel and 10 civilians.
97 27.06.91 Lahugala, AMP. When a private bus 60-9765 was proceeding
towards Monaragala to
Pottuvil with a load of passengers,
terrorists exploded two claymore
mines and opened fire at the passengers.
16 civilians killed and 08
98 06.07.91 Pudur, PLN. About 20-30 terrorists carrying arms had
entered the Pudur Muslim village
forced opened the Co-operative Stores
and robbed canned fish,batteries, flour,
dhal, and sugar. Then they cut and killed
09 Muslims and moved towards Mahaweli
river bank and cut to death another
08 persons, injuring 04 others.
One of the injured succumbed to his injuries.
Total killed - 16 Muslims 02 Sinhalese.
99 06.07.91 Karapola, Nine Sinhala fishermen fishing
PLN. at Karapola lake and the owner of the
Manampitiyavadiya who came there in his
Delica van No.84-7071 were abducted
by terrorists and 09 of them were killed.
One fisherman escaped and informed
100 19.09.91 Palliyagodella, Terrorists had launched and attack on a
PLN. Muslim village, killing 13 Muslims and
injuring 06 others.
101 26.01.92 Between, Private Bus plying between Maha Oya and
Arantalawa Ampara got caughtto a land mine.
and Boroppola, Due to explosion, 09 civilians and
AMP. 01 Airman were killed 17 civilians and
09 Airmen were wounded.
102 10.24.92 AMP Town. A bomb exploded in a private bus
30-7088 causing the death of 25 civilians
and injuring 33 civilians. Also one PC
killed and 2 Army personnel wounded.
103 10.04.92 Maharagama. A car bomb exploded, causing the death of
08 civilians. 01 PC and
23 civilians injured.
104 29.04.92 Alinchipotana, Terrorists attacked the Alinchipotana
PLN. village, causing the death of
56 Muslims and injuring 15.
105 02.06.922 09th Mile Post, A group of terrorists stopped a private
AMP. bus, No.60 - 9799 proceeding from A pattu
to Pottuvil and opened fire, killing
14 civilians 01 PC and injuring
02 civilians, 01 PC.
106 06.07.92 Parayanakulam, Terrorists publicly shot dead 10 Tamil
VNA. lorry drivers and a woman alleging that
they have passed information to SF.
107 15.07.92 Kirankulam, Terrorists attacked a civilian bus
B'co. proceeding from Kathankudy towards
Kalmunai, killing 19 Muslims and
injuring 07 Muslims.
108 21.07.92 Parangiyamadu. Terrorists have shot the Colombo/BCO train
ordered the BCOpassengers to get down
and opened fire at the Muslimpassengers.
07 Muslims killed and...Muslims injured.
They also exploded the engine of the train.
109 30.08.02 TCO Town.A bomb planted in, privte bus at the bus
stand exploded, killing 09 civilians andi
injuring 34 (including 04 Soldiers
and 02 RPCC).
110 01.09.92 Saindamaradu. A bomb fixed to a push cycle carrying
an ICe Cream container, Kalmunai,
exploded the Market, killing 22 Muslims
and injuring 67 others.
111 01.10.92 Konwewa. Whilst terrorists attacking the Konwewa
detachment, Welioya fired and
thrown grenades into the bunkers of
villagers, killing 15 civilians and
injuring 09 others.
112 15.10.92 Palliyagodella, About 200-300 armed terrorists attacked the
Ahamedpura, Muslim villages and had shot and
Abapura, hacked to death a total of 172 civilians.
Pamburana, (171 of them were Muslims) 12 Policemen
Polonaruwa. and 08 Soldiers. And a total of 83 others
113 16.03.94 Kudiramalai, Approximately 10 boats that had gone for
Puttalam. fishing close to Kudiramalai Point
were attacked by terrorists, killing
17 Sinhalese fishermen and injuring 03.
114 25.05.95 Kallarawa, Terrorists have attacked the fishing village
TCO. and hacked and shot to death 42 civilians
(22 males, 12 females and 08 civilians).
115 07.08.95 Torrington Sq. A bomb hidden in a hand cart, loaded with
Colombo. King Coconuts, was exploded by
a suicide killer, in front of
Western Province Chief Minister's Office,
resulting the death of 21 civilians
(18 males and 03 females)
and injured 44 civilains.
116 21.10.95 Mangalagama, A group of armed terrorists have entered
AMP. into the village and attacked the villagers,
killing 16 civilians (03 males. 07 females
and 06 children) and injuring 05 females.
117 21.10.95 Monaratenna, Terrorists have attacked at the troops in the area.
Bowatta, Simultaneously, another two groups of
Polonnaruwa. armed terrorists have attacked the villages,
killing 36 civilians
(09 males 16 females and 11 children)
and injuring 12 civilians
(01 male, females and 04 children).
118 21.10.95 N/of Padaviya, A group of armed terrorists have entered
Welioya. into the area and attacked Galtalawa
villages, killing19 civilians
(10 males and 09 females).
119 23.10.95 Athimale, Terrorists have attacked the villages and
Kotiyagala,killed19 civialins(07 males, 08 females
Moneragala. and 04 children).
120 25.10.95 Panama, AMP. Terrorists had attacked and shot to death
12 Sinhalese farmers, who have gone into
the jungle to collect firewood.
Two dead bodies were found on the
same day and the rest of the dead bodies
left near the STF Camp, Panama.
121 26.10.95 Tammennawa, Terrorists have attacked the villages
Heraththam, and killed 26 civilians
millawa, (16 males and 10 females)
Talgahawewa. and injured 27 civilians.
122 02.11.95 Malakalugolla, Terrorists entered into the village and
Kegaluyaya, hacked to death 05 children
Siyambalanduwa, at the age of 1 1/2yrs. 2 1/2 yrs.03 yrs.
Moneragala. 13 yrs. and 15 yrs.
They also set fire to two huts, where
the children were living.
123 11.11.95 Slave Island, A suicidal bomber exploded a bomb near the
Colombo. Railway track, causing the death of
15 children, 01 Policeman and
01 Army Soldier.
124 31.01.96 Colombo- A lorry laden with explosives, exploded by
Fort, a LTTE suicide killer
Central Bank. at the Central Bank whilst two other
LTTE cadres fired at the people.
A total of 86 people were killed and
All buildings on either side of the
Janadhipathi Mawatha including
Central Bank, Ceylinco, American Express,
ABN Bank, Air Lanka, etc, were damaged.
Acts of Violence Committed by the LTTE terrorists in Colombo
and suburbs since 1984
Date Incident No.Dead No.Injured
21.01.84 Bomb blast Oberoi Hotel, Colpetty 01
03.05.86 Bomb blast at Bandaranaike, International 16 1
07.05.86 Bomb blast at CTO, Fort 14 39
30.05.86 Bomb blast at Elephant House Slave Island 08 22
31.05.86 Bomb blast near Railway Station, Veyangoda 13 55
21.04.87 Bomb Blast at Pettah Bus Stand (Near bo-tree) 111 752
09.11.87 Bomb blast in front of Maradana Police Station 28 02
02.03.91 Bomb blast at Havelock Town-Assassination 19 73
of Mr. R. Wijeratne
22.06.91 Bomb blast at JOC Colombo 07 21 114
10.11.92 Bomb blast in front of Taj Samudra Hotel 04
(Assassination of late Mr. C. Fernando
01.05.93 Bomb blast at Armour Street 21
(Assassination of Mr. R. Premadasa)
24.11.94 Bomb blast at Grandpass
Mr. Gamini Dissanayake) 55 72
07.08.95 Bomb blast at Chief Minister's office 22 49
at Torrington Square
10.10.95 Bomb blast at Wellawatte 04 01
Mr. D. Devananda's residence
20.10.95 Bomb blast at Kolonnawa Refinery 14 20
11.11.95 Bomb blast at Fort Army Headquarters, 19 35
Slave Island Railway Station
31.01.96 Bomb blast at Central Bank. Fort 82 784