LTTE TAMIL TIGER ATROCITIES

This document contains some photographs of poor innocent children brutally massacred by the LTTE Tamil terrorists.  Warning: The photographs may offend the sensibilities of some readers.

Record of LTTE Tamil Tiger atrocities through the years

The youngest child killed by the LTTE during attacks on villages in Mahakalugollawa, Kegalu-Oya and Siyambalanduwa, on November 2, 1995 was a boy of 18 months, a report issued by the Police headquarters stated, at a conference held at the Ministry of Defence to discuss matters raised by the Amnesty International.

Two other children aged 13 years and 15 were also killed by the LTTE when they attacked another village in Moneragala on November 2, 1995. Nearly 2000 Sinhalese, including Bhikkhus, women and children and over 500 Muslims had been killed by the terrorists from November 30 to June 11, 1984.

The LTTE had set fire to over 250 houses of poor Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils during the same period.

 

The report has recorded the following LTTE attacks on civilians from 30 November 1984 to October 1998 only.

Date Location No of Killed No of Injured Brief Details
30 Nov 1084 Dollar Farm, Vavunia 33 several Dollar farm is a remote fishing village in Eastern Privince
30 Nov 1984 Kent Farm, Vavunia 29 several Kent Farm is a remote fishing village in Eastern Province
01 Dec 1984 Kokilai, Mullativu 11   Remote village in eastern coast
14 May 1985 Anuradhapura 120 85 Anuradhapura is the capital of Sri Lanka from       to  . Armed terrorists invaded the town and shot and injured pilgrims who were inside the Sri Maha Bodhi premises (a leading Buddihist worship place)
         
         
         
 
14.05.1985
Wilpattu, Anuradhapura
Armed terrorists shot dead 18 Sinhalese in the forest reserve;
 
30.05.1985
Mihindupura and Dehiwatta, Muttur, Trincomalee
Five Sinhalese settlers shot dead by armed terrorists;

 
11.06.1985
Dehiwatta, Muttur, Trincomalee
Thirteen Sinhalese settlers shot dead by armed terrorists;
 
02.08.1985
Thrikonamadu, Polonnaruwa
Armed terrorists shot dead three bhikkhus and three civilians at Ruhunu Somavathiya temple;
 
14.08.1985
Arantalawa, Vavuniya
Armed terrorists shot dead seven Sinhalese and set fire to 40 houses;
 
18.08.1985
Namalwatta, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead six Sinhalese villagers;
 
07.11.1985
Namalwatta, Morawewa, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 10 Sinhalese villagers;
25.05.1986
Mahadivulwewa, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 20 Sinhalese and set fire to 20 houses;
 
04.06.1986
Andankulam, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 17 Sinhalese, including Ven. Bakamune Subaddalankara thera;
 
08.07.1986
Monkey Bridge, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 15 Sinhalese villagers;
 
17.07.1986
Sugar Corp, Kantalai, Trincomalee
Some armed terrorists had entered Block No. 4, and shot dead 10 persons. (Seven Sinhalese, two Muslims and one Tamil);
 
19.07.1986
Wadigawewa, Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa:
Armed terrorists shot dead 12 Sinhalese villagers.
 
07.02.1987
Arantalawa, Ampara
Armed terrorists killed 28 Sinhalese villagers by slashing their necks;
 
22.03.1987
Armed terrorists shot dead 26 Sinhalese villagers;
 
22.03.1987
Serunewa, Horowpathana
Armed terrorists shot dead 26 Sinhalese villagers;
 
20.04.1987
Jayanthipura, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 15 Sinhalese villagers;
 
29.05.1987
Kadawathmaduwa, Polonnaruwa
Armed terrorists shot dead seven Sinhalese villagers;
 
29.05.1987
Arantalawa, Ampara
Armed terrorists shot dead 30 bhikkhus and four Sinhalese civilians and injured 15 Bhikkhus.
 
12.06.1987
Godapotta, Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa
About 175 villagers had discussed about a new temple. Terrorists had surrounded the temple and attacked them, killing eight villagers and a soldier. Six were injured;
 
06.10.1987
Batticaloa
Armed terrorists shot dead 18 Sinhalese;
 
06.10.1987
Sagarapura, Kuchchuveli, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 27 Sinhalese villagers;
 
06.10.1987
Thalavai, Eravur
Armed terrorists shot dead 10 Sinhalese villagers;
 
15.12.1987
Devalagodella Somawathiya, Polonnaruwa
Terrorists had attacked Devalagodella and Somawathiya village, killing nine villagers;
 
31.12.1987
Mahadivulwewa, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 10 villagers and burnt 15 houses;
 
02.03.1988
Morawewa, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 14 Sinhalese villagers;
 
14.03.1988
Kantale, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 13 Sinhalese villagers at Gamletiyawa;
 
15.03.1988
Kivulkade, Trincomalee
Two groups of terrorists entered the village and killed seven Sinhalese villagers;
 
17.03.1988
Deegavapiya Damana, Ampara
Terrorists hacked to death 13 Sinhalese villagers;
 
22.03.1988
Paudukulam, Vavuniya
Ten to 15 armed terrorists had attacked the Sinhalese village and killed six villagers. Another three were injured;
 
22.03.1988
Medawachchikulam, Vavuniya
Armed terrorists shot dead nine Sinhalese villagers;
22.03.1988
Saidnamaradu, Kalmunai
Terrorists attacked the village, killing 10 Muslims and seven Tamils;
 
08.04.1988
Horowpathana, Meegaswewa, Anuradhapura
Armed terrorists killed 14 Sinhalese;
 
28.07.1988
Ethawetunuwewa, Weli Oya
Armed terrorists hacked to death 16 Sinhalese villagers;
 
25.08.1988
Marawila, Polonnaruwa
Terrorists had killed 11 civilians by cutting their necks;
 
10.09.1988
16th Colony, Central Camp, Ampara
Armed terrorists shot dead seven Sinhalese and four Tamils;
 
09.10.1988
Mahakongaskada, Medawachchiya
Armed terrorists shot dead 44 Sinhalese villagers and set fire to 11 houses;
 
14.11.1988
Paniketiyawa, Gomarankadawala, Trincomalee
Armed terrorists shot dead 28 Sinhalese including five security force personnel;
02.02.1989
Bogamuyaya, Maha Oya, Ampara
Armed terrorists hacked to death 112 Sinhalese villagers;
 
11.02.1989
Dutuwewa, Horowpathana
Armed terrorists shot dead 34 Sinhalese villagers;
 
22.02.1989
Tract No. 13, Sinhapura, Weli Oya
Terrorists had attacked Tract No. 13, killing six Sinhalese villagers and injuring seven others;
 
27.02.1989
Borawewa, Polonnaruwa
Armed terrorists shot dead 37 Sinhalese villagers;
 
24.07.1990
Damminna, Aralanganvila, Polonnaruwa
Armed terrorists hacked to death eight Sinhalese villagers.
 
25.07.1990
Wan Ela, Trincomalee
Terrorists hacked to death nine Sinhalese villagers who were cutting firewood;
 
26.07.1990
Thammannaelawaka, Medawachchiya
Armed terrorists hacked and shot to death 19 Sinhalese villagers and set fire to 30 houses;
 
07.08.1990
Bandaraduwa Uhana, Ampara
About 40 armed terrorists had gone to a Sinhalese village and killed 30 Sinhalese and injured four;
 
11.08.1990
Division 3 & 6, Eravur
Terrorists attacked Division 3 & 6, Eravur, killing 116 Muslims and injuring 20 others;
 
13.08.1990
Avarantalawa, Vavuniya
A Muslim village and adjoining a Sinhalese village, were attacked by terrorists, killing nine Muslims and one Sinhalese. Three others were injured;
 
19.09.1990
Vellamundal, Puttalam
Terrorists killed 23 Sinhalese villagers and set fire to 11 houses at the fishing village;
 
21.09.1990
Pudukudiyirippu, Ampara
Terrorists attacked the village, killing 15 and injuring 11;
 
24.09.1990
Gajabapura, Weli Oya
Armed terrorists set fire to five houses and killed four Sinhalese;
 
30.09.1990
Peraweltalawa, Maha Oya, Ampara
Terrorists hacked to death nine Sinhalese villagers;
 
02.10.1990
Wahalkada, Padaviya
Armed terrorists shot dead seven Sinhalese villagers and set fire to 39 houses;
 
23.10.1990
Thanthirimalai, Anuradhapura
Armed terrorists killed eight Sinhalese villagers and eight home guards;
 
27.10.1990
Thanthirimalai, Anuradhapura
Armed terrorists shot dead five Sinhalese villagers of Thanthirimalai settlement;
 
01.11.1990
Helambawewa, Singhapura, Weli Oya
Terrorists attacked the village and killed 10 Sinhalese.
 
23.01.1991
Bogamuyaya, Maha Oya
Armed terrorists hacked to death 25 Sinhalese villagers and injuring nine others. Four injured persons succumbed to their injuries;
 
14.04.1991
Ethimalai, Moneragala
About 15 to 20 terrorists hacked to death 17 Sinhalese villagers and injuring another. The Tigers also set fire to six houses;
 
20.04.1991
Niyadella, Okkampitiya, Moneragala
Terrorists attacked the village, hacked and shot to death 21 men, women and children. Two others were injured. Three houses, a car and a MC were set on fire. When the terrorists were fleeing, they killed another villager in the adjacent village;
 
06.07.1991
Puttur, Polonnaruwa
About 20-30 terrorists carrying arms had entered the Puttur Muslim Village, forced open the co-operative stores and robbed canned fish, batteries, flour, dhal and sugar. They then killed nine Muslims and moved towards Mahaweli River Bank and cut to death another eight persons, injuring four others. One of the injured, succumbed to his injuries;
 
19.09.1991
Palliyagodella, Polonnaruwa
Terrorists attacked a Muslim village, killing 13 Muslims and injuring six others.
 
29.04.1992
Alinchipotana, Polonnaruwa
Terrorists attacked Alinchipotana, killing 56 Muslims and injuring 15 others;
 
15.10.1992
Palliyagodella, Ahamedpura and Agbopura, Pamburana, and Polonnaruwa
About 200-300 armed terrorists attacked Muslim villages and shot and hacked to death 172 civilians (171 of them Muslims), 12 policemen and eight soldiers. Eighty three others were injured.
25.05.1995
Kallarawa village, Trincomalee
errorists attacked this fishing village and hacked and shot to death 42 civilians (22 males, 12 females and eight civilians);
 
21.10.1995
Mangalagama, Ampara
A group of armed terrorists had entered the village and attacked the villagers, killing 16 civilians and injuring five;
 
21.10.1995
Monaratenna, Bowatta, Polonnaruwa
Terrorists attacked troops in the area. Simultaneously, another two groups of armed terrorists attacked the villages, killing 36 civilians (nine males, 16 females and 11 children) and injured 12 civilians (one male, seven females and four children);
 
21.10.1995
North Padaviya, Galtalawa village, Weli Oya
A group of armed terrorists entered the area and attacked the village, killing 19 civilians;
 
23.10.1995
Athimale, Kotiyagala, Moneragala
Terrorists attacked the villages and killed 19 civilians (seven males, eight females and four children);
 
25.10.95
Ampara
12 civilians killed
 
26.10.1995
Tammannawa, Herath Hammillewa, Thalgahawewa
Terrorists attacked the villages and killed 26 civilians and injuring 27 others;
 
02.11.1995
Mahakalugollawa, Kegalu Oya, Siyambalanduwa, Moneragala
Terrorists entered the village and hacked to death five children aged of one-and-half years, two and-a-half year, 13 years and 15 years. They also set fire to two huts, where the children were living;
 
November 1995
Kotiyagala;
Nineteen (19)Member of the majority Sinhalese community were
hacked to death:

 
31.01.96
Colombo
86 civilians dead, 1338 injured, several buildings damaged
 
22.02.1996
Mahanikawewa, Kebetigollawa
A large group of LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists attacked the village, killing seven civilians. Army and Police repulsed the attack;
 
11.06.1996
Eluwankulam, Puttalam
A group of LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists attacked a village and killed 14 civilians (including three children).
Eight members of the same family were among the 14 civilians, including women and children who were hacked to death by over 200 tigers who stormed a Sinhala village 16 miles off Puttalam on Monday midnight. The Tigers also burnt down several houses. The picture shows some of the charred bodies and a house torched by the Tigers.

 

 

24.07.96
Dehiwala
63 civilians killed, 366 injured
 
12.09.96
Ampara
11 killed, 31 injured
 
27.10.96
Polonnaruwa
3 killed, 1 injured
 
09.11.96
Jaffna Town
1 killed, 11 injured
 
29.12.96
Polonnaruwa
1 civilian killed
 
01.02.97
Polonnaruwa
1 civilian killed
29.01.97
Vaddukoddkai West, Jaffna
9 civilians killed, 6 injured, 1 soldier killed, 1 injured
01 Feb 1997
Palliyagodella
Terrorists attacked 7 civilians and a home guard, who were at the paddy fields. One civilian was killed and other escaped.
2 Feb 1997
Sittandi, Baticaloa
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists fired motars at Sittandi detachment. Due to the fire, 3 civilians killed and 11 civilians were injured at Chenkaad and 2 civilians were injured at Mavadivembu.
 
14 Feb 1997
Meeravodai, Baticaloa
LTTE Terrorists fired five rounds of Mortars at Meeraodai village injuring 12 civilians
 
20 Feb 1997
Kandegama
LTTE Terrorists fired at 2 sinhalese civilians. One civilian was killed and the other injured.
 
15.03.97
Kilinochchi
2 civilians killed, 13 injured
 
14 May 1997
Vembuadi, Valachchenai
Terrorists fired mortars at the village killing 1 civilian and injuring 2 others
 
22.05.97
Ahatugaswewa Welioya
A child killed, 3 injured
6 June 1997
Palaiyuttu, Trincomalee
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists in ambush fired at an Ambulance, which was moving from Trincomalee hospital to Kantalai.  One civilian was killed and 2 civilians injured.
10.06.97
Janakapura, Welioya
1 civilian killed, 1 injured
 
18.06.97
Trincomalie
6 civilians killed, 2 injured
 
29 July 1997
Kurulubedde
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists fired at 2 civilians, who went to jungle for hunting, killing one and injuring the other.
 
3 Aug 1997
Palliyagodella
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists shot dead 5 Sinhalese civilians, who went into the jungle to cut timber.
 
2 Aug 1997
Manikdeniya, Baticaloa
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists attacked a tractor transporting civilians, killing 3 and injuring one civilian.
 
24 Aug 1997
Baticaloa
Whilst LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists fired mortars at 233 Brigade, the mortar bombs fired by LTTE have fallen to populated areas (BCO Town/kalladi), 4 civilians were killed and 13 were injured.
15.10. 97
Colombo
13 civilians killed, 94 injured including 33 Forein Nationals
 
11 October 1997
Katuwanvila
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists abducted and killed 4 civilians whilst they were engaged in fishing.
 
22.10.97
Jaffna
1 civilian killed
 
17 Oct 1997
Sandiveli, Baticaloa
Terrorists fired mortars at Sandiveli / Sittandi detachments.   One SLA killed and 2 SLA injured.  A large number of civilians in the vicinity were affected due to the mortar fire One civilian killed and 14 civilians injured.
 
20 Oct 1997
Thuraineelavanei, Ampara
A civilian was shot dead by terrorists in the village
 
2 Nov 1997
Sambaltivu
One civilian was shot dead by terrorists
 
13.11.97
Jaffna
2 civilian killed
 
24.01. 98
Kandy
14 civilians killed, 15 injured
 
19 Feb 1998
Sittandy, Batticaloa
One cicvilian was killed by terrorists a month after being abducted by them.
 
23.02.98
Galkanda
5 civilians were kidnapped
 
26 Feb 1998
Kadawatmaduwa
One Home Guard and 3 soldiers were killed, while another Home Guard and 3 civilians were wounded, when a group of terrorists attacked civilians while harvesting.
 
05.03.98
Colombo
40 killed including 2 children, 270 injured
 
6 March 1998
Talvai, Batticaloa
Terrorists attacked a family, killing 2 and wounding 2 members.
 
9 March 1998
Eravur, Batticaloa
Six civilians and one policeman were killed while 26 civilians, 6 policeman and four soldiers were injured, when terrorists set off a clymore mine.
 
17.03.98
Jaffna
1 child kidnapped
 
7 April 1998
Off Baticaloa
One civilian was killed by terrorists while fishing.
 
12.04.98
Jaffna
1 killed, 15 injured
02.05.98
Kodikamam, Chavakachcheri
1 civilian killed, 4 injured
 
16.05.98
Jaffna
Jaffna Mayoress assassinated, few injured
 
20 May 1998
Puwarasanthivu, Trincomalee
Two civilians were killed when terrorists fired mortars on the village.
 
20 June 1998
Uhana, Ampara
2 Home-Guards and 3 civilians were killed in a terrorists ambush
 
11 July 1998
Nugalanda, ampara
One civilian was shot dead by terrorists in the area.
 
18 July 1998
Mangalagama & Nuwaragaltenna, Ampara
2 civilians were killed and one injured when terrorists fired at a group of civilians.
 
18 Juy 1998
Navallady, Batticaloa
One civilian was killed by gunmen in the area.
 
24 July 1998
Kandaladi, Batticaloa
An elderly civilian was killed by a LTTe terrorist.
 
4 Aug 1998
Badulu Junction, Batticaloa
Two civilians were killed when terrorists fired while they were farming.
 
08.08.98
Hatton
2 injured and damagedthe train engine
 
10 Aug 1998
Jayanthipura, Welioya.
One civilian was killed by terrorists
 
17 Aug 1998
Batticaloa Town
Two policemen and 11 civilians were injured when a bomb exploded near a bank, damaging the bank building, one van and two motor cycles.
 
20 Aug 1998
Samanthurai, Batticaloa
One civilian was killed and 2 injured when terrorists fired at a transformer
 
19 Oct 1998
Karathivu, Batticaloa
Two civilians were killed and 22 injured when a hand granade was hurled during a musical show.
 

Other major massacres by LTTE

  • Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy (World Heritage Centre)
  • Maradana Bomb
  • Central Bank, Colombo
  • Galadhari Hotel Bomb
  • Army Headquarters
  • Aluthgama Train Blast
  • Bomb Blast in Galle on 28 December 1997
  • Slave Island Bomb on 6 February 1998
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