Origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War
The origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War lie in the continuous political rancor between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. Before and during early part of the colonial rule by Europeans, S...
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2007 Sri Lankan bus bombs
In January 2007, several bus bombs were set off in Sri LankaDuring the same morning the military had stated that they had performed several raids in the fourth day of action against several rebel site...
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Human rights in Sri Lanka
Major human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, as well as the United States Department of State and the European Union, have expressed concern about the state of human...
1989 Valvettiturai massacre
The 1989 Valvettiturai massacre occurred on August 2 and 3, 1989 in the small coastal town of Valvettiturai, on the Jaffna Peninsula in Sri Lanka. Approximately 64 minority Sri Lankan Tamil civilians...
Madhu church shelling
Madhu church shelling or Madhu church massacre is the name for the shelling of the Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu in Sri Lanka during the Sri Lankan civil war on November 20, 1999. The shelling resulted ...
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1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre
1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre refers to the massacres of minority Sri Lankan Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa. The massacre happened on June ...
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Kalmunai massacre
The Kalmunai massacre refers to a series of mass killings that occurred in June 1990 in Kalmunai, a municipality within the Ampara District of Sri Lanka's Eastern Province. The massacre of civilians w...
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Sinhala Only Act
The Sinhala Only Act (formally the Official Language Act No. 33 of 1956) was an act passed in the Parliament of Ceylon in 1956. The act replaced English as the official language of Ceylon with Sinhala...
Kent and Dollar Farm massacres
The Kent and Dollar Farm massacres was one of the earliest massacres of Sinhalese civilians carried out by the LTTE during the Sri Lankan Civil War. The massacres took place on 30 November 1984, in tw...
Kebithigollewa massacre
The Kebithigollewa massacre occurred on 15 June 2006 when 60 civilians were killed by a Tamil Terrorist claymore attack on a bus. The U.S and the SLMM claimed that LTTE was the perpetrator. However, t...
1996 Dehiwala train bombing
The Dehiwala train bombing was a terrorist attack carried out by the LTTE on July 24, 1996.
The Dehiwala train bombing resulted in 64 civilian deaths and wounding 400 others. The attack was carrie...
Central Bank bombing
The Central Bank bombing was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks carried out by the LTTE during the Separatist civil war in Sri Lanka between the government and the Tamil Tigers.The attack took pla...
Eastern University massacre
Eastern University massacre also known as Vantharamulai (also Vantharoomulai) campus massacre refers to the arrest and subsequent mass murder of 158 minority Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who had taken ...
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Prawn farm massacre
The Prawn farm massacre, also known as the 1987 Kokkadichcholai massacre, took place on January 27, 1987 in the village of Kokkadichcholai, Sri Lanka. At least 83 people who worked at the farm were ki...
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October 1995 Eastern Sri Lanka massacres
The October 1995 massacres were carried out by the LTTE, an organization which has been banned in 33 countries including the US, Australia, EU, India and Canada due to its terrorist activities.These m...
Nagerkovil school bombing
The Nager Kovil school bombing refers to a disputed incident in the Sri Lankan Civil War. Tamil sources claim that on September 22, 1995, the Sri Lankan Air Force bombed the Nagar Kovil Maha Vidyalaya...
Kattankudy mosque massacre
The Kattankudy mosque massacre was the killing of over 147 Muslim men and boys in a mosque in Kattankudy by LTTE cadres on August 3, 1990. It took place when around 30 Tamil rebels raided four mosques...
Gonagala massacre
The Gongala Massacre was a massacre that occurred on 18 September 1999, in the small village of Gonagala, located in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka. According to reports, over 50 men, women and chil...
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1974 Tamil conference incident
The 1974 Tamil conference incident occurred during the fourth World Tamil Research Conference, which was held in the city of Jaffna between January 3 and 9, 1974. Police action resulted in the loss of...
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Kokkadichcholai massacre
Kokkadichcholai massacre can refer to number of incidents of massacres of civilians in the Kokkadichcholai town in Sri Lanka during the duration of the Sri Lankan civil war.
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Black July
Black July is the common name used to refer to the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983. The riots began as a response to a deadly ambush on 23 July 1983 by the Liberation Tigers ...
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Kumudini boat massacre
The Kumudini or Kumuthini boat massacre (Tamil:குமுதினி படகுப் படுகொலைகள்) happened on 15 May 1985 when at least 23 minority Sri Lankan Tamil men, women and children on a ferry boat named Kumudini sai...
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