Prison massacres in Sri Lanka
This is a list of notable prison riots that have occurred in Sri Lanka.
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...
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...
2007 Sri Lankan bus bombs - Wikipedia
Tampalakamam massacre
Tampalakamam massacre happened on February 3, 1998 when eight (8) minority Sri Lankan Tamil civilians were taken to the nearby police station and shot dead by Sri Lankan police and majority Sinhalese ...
1958 riots in Ceylon
1958 riots in Ceylon, also known as 58 riots, were the first island wide ethnic riots to target the minority Tamils in the Dominion of Ceylon after it became an independent country from Britain in 194...
1958 riots in Ceylon - Wikipedia
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
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...
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...
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...
Mannar massacre
Mannar massacre can refer to number of incidents of massacres of civilians in the Mannar district of Sri Lanka since the 16th century.
Welikada prison massacre
The Welikada Prison Massacre took place during the 1983 Black July pogrom against Sri Lankan Tamil minority in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fifty-three prisoners were killed inside a high-security prison. No o...
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...
Prawn farm massacre - Wikipedia
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...
Mahagodayaya massacre
Mahagodayaya is a tiny village near Buttala in the Monaragala District of Sri Lanka, where 9 Sinhalese civilians were killed by suspected LTTE cadres in an incident known as the Mahagodayaya massacre....