Matale mass grave
Matale mass grave is the mass burial of people suspected to have been killed extrajudically during the second JVP uprising during counter insurgency operations by the Sri Lankan Army. Sri Lankan fore...
Sarathambal
Sarathambal Saravanbavananthatkurukal or better known as Sarathambal was a minority Sri Lankan Tamil woman who was gang raped and killed on 28 December 1999. This became an internationally known incid...
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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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1990 Batticaloa massacre
The 1990 Batticaloa massacre, also known as the Sathurukondan massacre (Tamil: சத்துருக்கொண்டான் படுகொலை), was a massacre of at least 184 minority Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including infants, f...
Expulsion of Muslims from the Northern province by LTTE
The expulsion of the Muslims from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in October 1990. In order ...
Case of Wijikala Nanthan and Sivamani Sinnathamby Weerakon
Wijikala Nanthan and Sivamani Sinnathamby Weerakon are Sri Lankan Tamil women who were allegedly raped and tortured on March 19, 2001 in Mannar Sri Lanka.
Human rights groups have documented that...
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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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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List of massacres in Sri Lanka
The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Sri Lanka and its predecessors (numbers may be approximate):
2006 murder of TRO workers in Sri Lanka
80°00′00″E / 9.666°N 80°E / 9.666; 802006 murder of TRO workers refers to the incident of abduction of seven Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) employees who were later ...
Navaly church bombing
The Navaly Church bombing was the bombing of The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Navaly or Navali in the Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan Air Force. It is estimated that at leas...
Sooriyakanda mass grave
The Sooriyakanda mass grave is the mass burial ground of murdered school children from Embilipitiya Maha Vidyalaya (Embilipitiya High School) in Sri Lanka. These school children were killed and buried...
Vankalai massacre
The Vankalai massacre was a massacre of a family of four minority Sri Lankan Tamils from the village of Vankalai in Mannar District, Sri Lanka on June 8, 2006. The victims were tortured and the mother...
Vankalai massacre - Wikipedia
Kumarapuram massacre
Kumarapuram massacre also known as 1996 Trincomalee massacre or 1996 Killiveddy massacre refers to the murder of 24 minority Sri Lankan Tamil civilians including 13 women and 9 children below the age...
Expulsion of non-resident Tamils from Colombo
The expulsion of non-resident Tamils from Colombo was an incident which took place on June 7, 2007 when 376 ethnic Tamil refugees living in Colombo were deported from the city by the Sri Lankan Police...
Ilayathambi Tharsini
Ilayathamby Tharsini (also Tharsini Ilayathamby) was a minority Sri Lankan Tamil woman who was raped and killed in her home town of Pungudutheevu on December 16, 2005.
On 16 December 2005 Tharsini...
Ilayathambi Tharsini - Wikipedia
Murugesapillai Koneswary
Murugesapillai Koneswary or Koneswary Murugesapillai was a minority Sri Lankan Tamil woman who was raped and killed on 17 May 1997 as part of the ongoing Sri Lankan civil war. The rape and murder rec...
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...
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...
Mirusuvil massacre
Mirusuvil massacre refers to the massacre and subsequent mass burial of eight Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including children, on 20 December 2000.
Mirusuvil massacre happened on 20 December, 2000 ...
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 ...
1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre - Wikipedia
Pesalai Church attack
Pesalai church attack happened on June 17, 2006 Our lady ofheart church Pesalai village in Mannar Island. Six civilians werekilled and at least 47 were injured in the attack. The eyewitnessaccused the...
2006 Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers
81°13′59″E / 8.566°N 81.233°E / 8.566; 81.233The 2006 Trincomalee Massacre of NGO Workers, also known as the Muttur Massacre, took place on August 4 or 5, 2006, when 17 employ...
Chemmani mass graves investigation
In 1998, allegations of mass graves at Chemmani were made by a Sri Lankan soldier on trial for rape and murder. He claimed hundreds of people who disappeared from the Jaffna peninsula after it was ret...