Summary report

 

 

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Documented cases of ARBITRARY ARRESTS/DETENTION ­ February 2000 ­ June 2000 (actual arrests higher than documented by TCHR)

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

***

 

25/01/00

(left out by oversight in previous report)

Priya

Vinoth

Sriskandarajah Valarmathi

F

M

F

16

12

Vasavilan Maha Vidyalayam school and Urumpirai Chandrothaya Vidyalayam sch

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police while studying in their respective school classrooms. Their mother was also arrested.

***

29/01/00

(left out by oversight in previous report)

Kunarasa Mohan

Amirthasakaran Arulrexan

M

M

31

30

Jaffna

Jaffna

First man arrested by Sri Lanka army from Urela camp, second man by soldiers from 51-2 Brigade. Family made complaint to government-funded Human Rights Commission.

001

01/02/00

11 Tamil students

 

 

Vadamaradchi

Jaffna

Arrested and detained when distributing leaflets. Detained at Valvettithurai Sri Lanka army camp.

002

01/02/00

Seven Tamils

 

 

Wellawatte

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lankan police.

003

004

01/02/00

V. Vijeyanantharajah

S. Thiruchelvam

M

M

23

22

Santhiveli

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan army, then interrogated by the CID (Criminal Investigation Department).

005

02/02/00

150 Tamils

 

 

Welikade and Nawale

Colombo

Arrested by Police during search operation, prior to Independence Day celebrations.

006

09/02/00

Sebastian Rajan

M

25

Kudarappu

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan army. Detained in Kilaly army camp.

007

09/02/00

Fifteen Tamils

 

 

Pettah, and Armour Street

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lanka police.

008

009

09/02/00

Pakiyanathan Jeyakumar

Ambihaipahan

M

M

18

17

Nallur

Jaffna

Two students arrested by Sri Lanka Army

010

13/02/00

ConstantineRohan

M

26

Vembadi Junction

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan army.

011

13/02/00

Poologasunderam Selvanesan

M

23

Koddadi Market

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lanka army while selling fish.

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

012

013

14/02/00

S. Sinnaiah

M. Sayanthan

M

M

 

Off shore Katpiddy

Puttlam

Two fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy and kept at Katpiddy police station.

014

015

016

017

018

15/02/00

Selvaratnam Jeyakumar

Jesurajah Vinothan

C.Amalathas

Sebastiampillai thevasuthan

Benedict Kirubakaran

M

M

M

M

M

24

19

23

23

23

Manal Kadhu and Kudathanai villages

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lanka army soldiers during house to house search operation.

019

21/02/00

Youth

 

 

Puliyankandalady

Batticaloa

Arrested by sri Lankan army. Interrogated in Valaichenai army camp.

020

22/02/00

Twenty young Tamil men and women

 

 

Mannar

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lanka army and interrogated at army camp at Railway station road.

021

23/02/00

Pakiyarajah Jeyarupan

M

19

Paandiruppu

Batticaloa

Arrested by Special task force (STF).

022

25/02/00

More than fifty Tamil men

M

 

Off shore Mannar

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lankan Navy when fishing. Detained by police at Pesaalai.

023

25/02/00

Civilian

M

 

Thattumunai

Batticaloa

Arrested when villagers were forced to a public place during search operation.

024

26/02/00

Rasiah Thenmoli

F

31

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Arrested by TID from Colombo, searched her house took her Colombo Police HQ for interrogation.

025

28/02/00

Twelve persons

 

 

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Detained by Sri Lankan army Intelligence Unit.

026

28/02/00

Twenty two persons

 

 

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Arrested,interrogated by CSU of the Sri Lanka police

027

07/03/00

Two men

M

 

Pandiruppu

Batticaloa

Tractor owner and its driver arrested by Si Lankan police from Kalmunai.

028

07/03/00

Vekavanam Mayoorathan

M

23

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Teacher arrested at Bazar Rd by Sri Lankan army who came in a white van. Detained and interrogated.

029

08/03/00

Twenty men

M

 

Nainamunai

Jaffna

Fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Army. Detained.

030

12/03/00

Six Tamil men

M

 

Colombo

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lankan police.

031

12/03/00

200 people

 

 

Attapallam

Ampara

Villagers and agricultural labourers rounded up, arrested and detained by STF from Karativu camp.

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

032

033

17/03/00

Vaitilingam Suthaharan

Subramaniam Theiventhran

M

M

 

Katunayake Airport

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police on arrival, having been deported from European country.

034

21/03/00

Sukanthi Narenthiran

F

30

Kaluwanchikudi

Batticaloa

Arrested by CID from Kandy, detained with her baby

035

036

037

038

22/03/00

K.Kugathasan

A.Subramaniapillai

Thirunaavukkarasu

Raveendran

M

M

M

M

 

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

The first two men, Sub-Postmasters, and the second two clerks, were arrested by TID (Terrorism Investigation Dept.) while on duty at the Post Office in Vavuniya.

039

22/03/00

Kumarasingam Vishnukumar

M

25

Colombo

Colombo

Sales assistant arrested and detained by police.

040

23/03/00

Three Tamil youths

M

 

Mutur

Trincomalee

Arrested by Sri Lankan army and interrogated.

041

042

043

044

045

046

047

24/03/00

Keespathy Mohanasuntharam

Velmurugu Pullenayagam

Sandrasekaram Ravichchandran

Selliah Krishnapillai

Virakamuthu Rasaretnam

Kathirgamar Ratnasingham

Krishnapillai Sivamohan

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

 

Between 13th Milepost and Malayarkadu

Border of Ampara and Batticaloa

Seven workers arrested on way to work. There was also an eight-year old boy with them who was abandoned when the Sri Lankan army took the seven men into custody. The little boy found his way home, alerted his family and others. Relatives informed Local MP.

048

25/03/00

Tamil man

M

 

Mutur

Trincomalee

Arrested on way to Mutur by foot for treatment for malaria. Sri Lankan army handed him to police.

049

26/03/00

Five Tamil youths

M

 

Thaarapuram

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lankan army and detained.

050

051

08/04/00

Twenty five Tamil youth

One young Tamil woman

M

F

 

Keselwatte

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lankan army and police in combined search operation. Taken to Keselwatte police station for interrogation.

052

18/04/00

Forty Tamils

 

 

Udappu

Puttalam

Arrested by Sri Lankan police. Detained at Marawila police station for interrogation.

053

054

055

056

26/04/00

Mahinda Kafoor Menaka

Anthony Jeyapalan Arulmala

Anthonypillai Mary Josephine

Twenty nine civilians

F

F

F

M

18

16

56

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Arrested and detained by the CSU (Counter Subversive unit). The government funded Human rights Commission was informed.

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

057

29/04/00

Eight young Tamils, including two girls

 

 

Bambalapitiya

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lankan police, detained and interrogated in Bambalapitiya Police station.

058

26/05/00

S. M. Nizar

M

23

Kalmunai

 

Arrested by Special Task Force.

059

27/05/00

More than twenty five persons

 

 

Thaandavanveli

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan army in search operation. Interrogated in Batticaloa police station.

060

27/05/00

Sarumathy Krishnapillai

F

24

Wattalai

Colombo

Factory worker arrested by Sri Lankan police.

061

27/05/00

Kanapathipillai Kangeswaran

M

34

Manampitty

Polonnaruwa

Arrested by Sri Lankan police

062

27/05/00

Thuraisingham Lakshman

M

18

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Arrested and detained and 21-1 Brigade HQ.

063

28/05/00

Arul Sathiyanathan

M

 

Talawakella

Nuwara Eliya

Senior Tamil journalist arrested by sri Lankan police.

064

28/05/00

Yogeswaran Rajkumar

M

18

Pandarikulam

Vavuniya

Arrested by Sri Lankan police.

065

066

067

068

069

070

071

30/05/00

Selvaraj Sreeharan

Vadivel Krishnakumar

Kthiresan Jeevathas

David Arokiyathasan

Ramasamy Vijeyakumar

Mahenthiran nakenthirakumar

Vadivel Suthakar

M

M

M
M
M
M
M

17

18

23

23

25

23

18

Chithamparapuram

Vavuniya

Arrested by Special Task Force and handed over to CSU (Counter Subversive Unit) for interrogation.

072

30/05/00

Twenty five young men, two young women

 

 

Colombo

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lankan army in  search operation. Over a thousand businessmen had been lined up.

073

04/06/00

Eight Tamil youths

M

 

Kokkuvil

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan army, interrogated in Batticaloa police station. MP informed.

074

 

07/06/00

Fifty-eight Tamil youth

 

 

Moratuwa

Colombo

University students arrested by Sri Lankan police.

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

075

 

 

 

 

08/06/00

Nagalojan

Nagarasa

M

M

 

Uppuveli, 3rd Milepost

Trincomalee

Students arrested by Sri Lankan Army. On 17th June Nagalojan was discharged, and Nagarasa rel. on bail.

 

 

 

076

09/06/00

Kanapathipillai makenthiran

Pakiyarasa Sivashankar

Sivaguru Selvarajah

Veerasingham Mallika

F?

M

M

M

 

Welikande

Polanaruwa

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police. Detained at Anuradhapura Prison.

077

09/06/00

Vickremasingham Sivapalan

K Ruthramoorthy

Iyathurai Uthayarajah

Kathirkamathamby Vimalarakavan

Nakamuthu Krupalananthan

Nakamuthu Vishvananthan

M

M

M

M

M

M

29

32

27

23

23

27

Polanaruwa

Polanaruwa

Arrested by Sri Lankan army as they went to work in the paddy fields. Detained in Anuradhapura prison.

 

078

13/06/00

Twenty five civilians

 

 

Muttur

Trincomalee

Arrested by Sri Lankan army and Police in search operation, with masked spotters.

 

 

 

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Documented cases of E.J. KILLINGS / SUMMARY EXECUTIONS - February 2000 ­ June 2000  (actual killings higher than documented by TCHR)

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of incident

District

Incident

 

001

05/02/00

Unidentified person

 

 

Trinco harbour

Trincomalee

Decomposed body found floating close to jetty.

 

002

08/02/00

Three persons

 

 

Pettah, Mapole

Colombo

Killed in two bomb explosions.

 

003

14/02/00

Jabir

M

 

Koutheivu

Trincomalee

Muslim youth shot dead by Sri Lankan police.

 

004

21/02/00

Youth

M

 

Puliyankandalady

Batticaloa

Shot dead by Sri Lankan army.

 

005

01/03/00

Anton Sivalingam

M

 

Jaffna

Jaffna

Member of Jaffna Municipal Council shot dead by unidentified youth.

 

006

08/03/00

Woman

F

 

Thirunakar

Kilinochchi

A woman’s skull and arm bone found in a latrine pit, believed to be of “disappeared” person visiting relatives - when Sri Lanka army controlled area.

 

007

10/03/00

Nine persons

 

 

Borella

Colombo

Killed in bomb explosion

 

008

009

10/03/00

Sithiravelautham Rajeswaran

Tamil civilian

M

M

19

Anpuvallipuram

Trincomalee

Two youth shot dead by Sri Lankan police. One, a fisherman, father of one child, identified by his wife.

 

010

12/03/00

Thangarasa Thuraisingam

M

35

Thirunakar

Kilinochchi

Shot dead by Sri Lankan police.

 

011

17/03/00

Two young civilians

M

 

Chavakachcheri

Jaffna

Shot dead by Sri Lankan police.

 

012

17/03/00

Three young civilians

M

 

Vavunathivu

Batticaloa

Sot dead by sri Lankan army.

 

013

21/03/00

Three civilians

 

 

Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi

Three human skeletons found, believed to be remains of people killed some time ago by Sri Lanka army.

 

014

25/03/00

Civilian

 

 

Urithirapuram

Kilinochchi

Skeleton found in waste pit area, believed to be civilian killed by SL army when it controlled area.

 

015

016

017

27/03/00

Kumarasamy Sritharan

Sritharan Yogeswary

Sivalingam Ganeshalingam

M

F

M

40

38

24

Iththaavil

Jaffna

While returning from hospital with newly born baby, couple, and driver, shot dead by Sri Lanka army fire. The baby survived, as also did Yogeswary’s sister.

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

 

 

018

 

28/03/00

Velsamy Raja

M

38

Kalubowila

Colombo

Fisherman died in custody of injuries inflicted by Sri Lankan Navy, who beat and assaulted him.

 

019

01/04/00

Rasalingam Sriranjani Rajeswary

F

 

Pallai

Jaffna

Died in Pallai hospital from wounds caused by army shelling. Emergency treatment given in vain.

 

020

021

022

023

05/04/00

Srilalitha

C. Kanapathipillai

M. Vallipillai

S. Domil Rilda

M

M

M

M

70

75

70

46

Chempiyanpattu

Jaffna

Killed in Sri Lanka Army shelling of Catholic Church, where these refugees and other refugees had sought safety.

 

024

07/04/00

Four Tamil civilians

 

 

Aralaganwila

Polonnaruwa

Killed by Sri Lankan police.

 

025

08/04/00

Two youth

 

 

Eluthtoor

Mannar

Killed by Sri lanka army.

 

026

11/04/00

Three  youth

 

 

Mannar

Mannar

Bodies found, near police station, shot in the head.

 

027

12/04/00

Seven civilians, including a Priest.

 

 

Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Killed in indiscriminate firing by Sri Lankan forces.

 

028

15/04/00

Chrishtie Cruz

M

26

Panangkattikottil

Mannar

Fisherman shot dead by Sri Lankan Navy.

 

029

030

26/04/00

Arulanantham Arulraj

Mariyanayakam Jude

M

M

22

17

Chundikulam

Jaffna

Fishermen killed in their boats by Sri Lanka Navy gunfire.

 

031

032

28/04/00

Alakuthurai Thirukumaran

Rajenthiram Kirupakaran

M

M

20

26

Ilakkanthai

Trincomalee

Killed in their fishing village, by Sri Lankan Navy shelling.

 

033

12/05/00

Three adult civilians, two children

 

 

Pallikudah

 

Killed by Sri Lankan Air Force Kfir bombing

 

034

15/05/00

Santhanam Kandeepan

M

30

Jaffna

Jaffna

Shot dead by unidentified youths

 

035

17/05/00

Fourteen civilians

 

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Killed in bomb explosion

 

036

19/05/00

Fifteen civilians

 

 

Kaithady

Jaffna

Killed in Sri Lankan army shelling home for elderly.

 

037

22/05/00

Four civilians

 

 

Madduvil

Jaffna

Killed by Sri Lankan Air Force bombing.

 

038

24/05/00

Six civilians

 

 

Kallady

Batticaloa

Killed due to Sri Lanka Army shelling.

 

039

26/05/00

Viswalingam

Ariyanayagam

M

M

 

Maravanpulavu

Jaffna

Killed by Sri Lanka Air Force, using Kfir aircraft.

 

040

041

26/05/00

Sivanesan Annaimary

Infant son

F

M

 

Madduvil Sivankovilady

Jaffna

Young mother and baby killed when Sri Lankan army shelled her house.

 

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

 

 

042

 

 

 

27/05/00

Ganesasivam Niranjan

M

24

Madduvil South

Jaffna

Killed when Sri Lankan army shelled his village.

 

 

 

 

043

044

045

02/06/00

K. Pirapaharan

Victor Sebamalai

Three Tamil young men

25

 

Mannar

Mannar

Five young men shot dead by Sri Lankan army. The first, a school teacher was identified by his sister.

The second was identified by his brother.

 

046

07/06/00

Ganesh Chandrakanthan

M

 

Kantalai

Trincomalee

Killed in police custody. Reported by AI.

 

047

07/06/00

C.V. Gooneratne

Twenty persons

 

 

Ratmalana

Colombo

Killed in bomb explosion.

 

048

09/06/00

Six civilians

 

 

Maduvil, Sarasalai

Jaffna

Killed by Sri Lanka Air Force bombings, Kfir jets.

 

049

11/06/00

Rasammah Sabaratnam

F

 

Madduvil

Jaffna

Killed when Sri Lanka army shelled area she lived in.

 

050

17/06/00

Murukan Mahalingam

M

50

Madduvil

Jaffna

Killed in Sri Lankan army shelling.

                               

 

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Documented cases of Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances - February 2000 ­ June 2000  (actual disappearances higher than documented by TCHR)

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of incident

District

 

 

001

½/00

Jenad Nimalraj

M

19

Jaffna

Jaffna

Reported missing.

 

002

003

03/02/00

Sijitha Ariyaratnam

Mohanakanthi

F

F

22

20

Kodikamam

Jaffna

Reported missing since 11 January by relatives, to the HRC. Never returned from brief trip to shops.

 

004

005

09/02/00

Vijeyamalar Thavarasa

Thushanthan Thavarasa

F

M

32

Jaffna

Jaffna

Mother and son reported missing to HRC, by relatives, since 30 January.

 

006

007

008

009

20/02/00

Samsudeen Abdul Manaf

Manaf Hussain

Manaf Sajaham

Manaf Naleen

M

M

M

M

49

19

27

23

Kuchchaveli

Trincomalee

Reported missing since 17th February, after not returning from fishing. The relatives of this Muslim family of father and three sons informed ICRC, Police and Navy.

 

010

20/03/00

Mahalingam Thivakaralingam

M

27

Mulliyawalai

Mullaithivu

Education Department worker left to visit relatives in Vavuniya. Never arrived. Reported missing.

 

011

012

013

014

015

21/02/00

Antonipillai Raveendran

Soosaipillai Pratheepan

Maruthanayakam Velummaylam

S. Nadeesakumar

Simyon Jacob

M

M

M

M

M

44

21

25

30

25

Silavathurai coastal village

Mannar

Fishermen reported missing 17 February since their boats were attacked by Sri Lankan Navy.  Mannar GA, ICRC and Bishop informed by relatives. The relatives fear they were arrested by Sri Lanka army and detained.

 

016

24/02/00

Vairamuthu Jayakili

M

 

Pigeon Island

Trincomalee

Arrested by Sri Lanka Navy, who denied it. Father with two children, expecting a third. AI issued a UA.

 

017

25/02/00

Eighteen men

M

 

Pallimunai

Mannar

These fishermen went out fishing with permission and never returned. Mannar Citizens’ committee reported it to relevant authorities.

 

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

 

 

018

 

 

 

 

03/03/00

Sangarapillai Balachandran

 

M

29

Jaffna

Jaffna

Went to police station to renew his residence pass and never returned. Reported missing.

 

 

 

 

 

019

020

021

05/03/00

Kandasamy Indran

Shanmuathevan Alles Sajeev

Thirugnanam

M

M

M

18

19

30

Jaffna

Jaffna

Last seen talking together in the town. Never returned home. Reports missing.

 

022

14/03/00

Kalimuththu Kovintharajah

M

25

Vepankulam

Vavuniya

Abducted from his house. The abductors came in unmarked white van relatives said. Reported missing.

 

 

 

 

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                  Documented cases of RAPE/TORTURE and OTHERS ­ February 2000 ­June 2000 (actual rape/torture, etc higher than documented)

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of incident

District

Incident

 

001

02/02/00

Thambirasa Arudchelvam

M

22

CSU Colombo

Colombo

Severely tortured while in custody of CSU. Judicial Medical Officer confirmed reports of severe torture.

 

002

02/02/00

Three persons

 

 

Urugodawatte

Colombo

Injured in bomb explosion.

 

003

02/02/00

Twenty persons

 

 

Banduragala

Kurunegale

Injured in bomb explosion.

 

004

02/02/00

Ten persons

 

 

Kadawatte

Colombo

Injured in bomb explosion.

 

005

07/02/00

Thirty five persons

 

 

Bible

 

Injured in bomb explosion.

 

006

08/02/00

Forty-three persons

 

 

Pettah and Mapole

Colombo

Injured in bomb explosions.

 

007

08/02/00

Ratnam Sivakumar

M

 

Urelu -Army camp

Jaffna

Jaffna District Judge established he had been subjected to severe torture in army camp.

 

008

11/02/00

Tamil Muslim boy

M

 

Muttur

Trincomalee

Sexually assaulted by two policemen.

 

009

010

011

13/02/00

Seevaratnam Annalauxmy

Kanakaratnam Kanthavanam

A. Seevaratnam

M

M

M

37

45

70

Akkaraipattu

Ampara

Injured by random shooting by police. Admitted to Amparai hospital.

 

012

013

014

19/02/00

S. Rajaratnam

Rajika

Ranitha

M

F

F

42

9

7

Siththandy

Batticaloa

Injured by Sri Lankan army random shooting. Taken to Eravour hospital then to Batticaloa hospital. 

 

015

03/03/00

Young Tamil woman

F

 

Point Pedro

Jaffna

Raped by three Sri Lanka army soldiers. Admitted to Manthikai hospital in unconscious state.

 

016

06/03/00

Subramanium Thiruketheeswaran

M

19

Mandoor

Batticaloa

Injured by Special Task Force gunfire. Admitted to Batticaloa hospital.

 

017

 

07/03/00

Twenty four Tamil fishermen

M

 

Kurunagar

Jaffna

Injured by Sri Lanka Navy beatings. Some treated in Jaffna hospital.

 

018

08/03/00

Sinnathurai Vijeyaroopan

Thambiratnam Rajikanthan

M

M

 

Jaffna

Jaffna

Assaulted and injured by Sri Lanka army in Urelu camp.

 

019

10/03/00

Thirty six people

 

 

Borella

Colombo

Injured in bomb explosion

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

 

 

020

 

17/03/00

Two Tamil students

M

 

Madduvil

Jaffna

Injured by gunshot from Sri Lanka Police. Admitted to Jaffna hospital.

 

021

17/03/00

Sithamabarananthan Kirubakaran

M

28

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Judicial  Medical Officer confirms severe torture during detention in CSU. 

 

022

26/03/00

Ponnuthurai Kathirasipillai

F

52

Vaalkaipetran Kandal

Mannar

Seriously injured by Sri Lankan security forces fire. Admitted to Vavuniya hospital.

 

023

26/03/00

Twenty civilians

 

 

Point Pedro

Jaffna

Injured in Sri Lanka army shelling.

 

024

025

026

027

º/00

Chellaiah Nandakumar

Ponnaiah Logaraja

Appakutti Revathy

Chellathurai Kamalajini

M

M

M
M

36

38

28

20

Pallai

Jaffna

Injured by Sri Lankan army shelling. Admitted after difficulty journey, to Jaffna Hospital.

 

028

æ/00

G. Nadesan

M

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Senior Tamil journalist ­ house damaged in grenade attack. He had received threats for his reporting.

 

029

05/04/00

Eleven civilians

 

 

Chempiyanpattu

Jaffna

Injured when Sri Lanka army shelled a catholic church in which refugees sought safety. 

 

030

25/04/00

Seventeen civilians

 

 

Krankulam

Batticaloa

Injured by STF Special task Force commandos during search operation. Three admitted to hospital.

 

031

28/04/00

Tharmalingam Kunanayakam

M

30

Ilakkanthai

Trincomalee

Injured when Sri Lanka Navy shelled fishing village.

 

032

17/04/00

Forty-two persons

 

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Injured in bomb explosion

 

033

19/05/00

Thirty one persons

 

 

Kaithady

Jaffna

Injured when home for elderly people was bombed by Sri Lankan army.

 

034

21/05/00

Eight civilians

 

 

Madduvil

Jaffna

Injured in bombing by Sri Lanka Air Force jets.

 

035

24/03/00

Three civilians

 

 

Kallady

Batticaloa

Injured by Sri Lankan Air Force bombing.

 

036

25/05/00

Seven civilians

 

 

Thenmaradchi

Jaffna

Injured in Sri Lankan Army shelling of villages. Transported by MSF to Vavuniya hospital.

 

037

26/05/00

Eighteen wounded

 

 

Maravanpulavu

Jaffna

Injured in bombing by Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir jets.

 

038

27/05/00

Thushyanthi

 

27

Madduvil South

Jaffna

Injured in Sri Lanka army shelling.

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

 

 

039

 

 

27/05/00

Nine civilians

 

 

Thenmaradchi

Jaffna

Injured in Sri Lanka army shelling of several villages. Transported to Vavuniya hospital by MSF.

 

040

041

28/05/00

Kala Alakaiah

Kubenthini Thillainathan

F

F

18

18

Maavadivembu

Batticaloa

Injured by sri Lankan army assaulting them in custody. Admitted to hospital by prison officials..

 

042

043

044

045

29/05/00

Thaventhiran Jeyarajaratnam

Sivaganeswary Thaventhiran

Anpumainthan

Koureesan Kathirkamanathan

M

F

M

M

51

48

8

25

Madduvil South

Jaffna

Injured by Sri Lanka army shelling. The first two are parents of the eight year old boy. MSF (Medecins sans Frontieres) transferred them to Vavuniya hospital from Mallavi.

 

046

07/06/00

Twenty seven persons

 

 

Colombo

Colombo

Injured in bomb explosion.

 

047

08/06/00

Poopalaratnam Arulramesh

Sinnathamby Pradeepan

Gunasekaran Sarhiyaseelan

Samithamby

M

M

M

M

 

Kantalai police station

Trincomalee

Labourers arrested 4th June, taken to Kantalai police station. Severely tortured according to AI. First has difficulty walking. Second man was seen bleeding from the mouth, and open wounds on his shoulders. Fifth man was killed in custody. See: Killings no 046

 

048

09/06/00

More than five hundred civilians

 

 

Madduvil area

Jaffna

Injured due to bombing by the Sri Lankan army. Bishop of Mannar appealed to Foreign missions.

 

049

11/06/00

Gnanachanthira Iyer Uthachanthira Sharma.

One civilian

 

M

M

 

Madduvil

Jaffna

Two men, (the first is priest of Maruthadipillayer Temple) were injured due to shelling by Sri Lanka army. Both admitted to Kilinochchi hospital.

 

050

16/06/00

Navaratnam Rohini

F

20

Mirusuvil

Jaffna

Seriously injured in shelling by Sri Lankan army. Admitted to Kilinochchi hospital

 

051

24/06/00

Tharmalingam Vinodharan

M

10

Maravanpullam

Jaffna

Little boy lost both hands when unidentified explosive detonated. Taken to Mallavi hospital, then admitted to Vavuniya hospital for surgery.

 

052

26/06/00

Nagaraja Vamanaeswaram

M

17

Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Arrested at Kaddaiparichchan army camp on his way to Muttur town . Detained in Trincomalee Police HQ where he sustained serious injuries, during interrogation. Admitted to army hospita

                               

 

 

 

 

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Documented cases of ARBITRARY ARRESTS/DETENTION ­ July 99 to January 2000 (actual arrests higher than documented by TCHR)

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

001

002

28/06/99

Manikkavel Vijayadharshan

Kalimuthu Ranjithakumar

M

M

 

Murakoddanch-chenai

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army

003

02/07/99

Two displaced people

 

 

Pallimunai

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police

004

005

006

07/07/99

Soosai Michael Kasmir

Boniface John Bosco

Paulsami Ramachandran

M

M

M

45

45

Mannar

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

007

008

07/07/99

Murugesu Illango

Vettivel Arulpirakasam

M

M

 

Kaluwanchikudi

Batticoloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army

009

08/07/99

Twenty -four people including two women

 

 

Wellawatta

Colombo

Detained by Sri Lankan Police during search operation

010

08/07/99

Sixty-seven Tamils

 

 

Colombo fort Railway station

Colombo

Detained by Sri Lankan security forces during search operation

011

12/07/99

A youth ??

M

 

Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police

012

12/07/99

Eight men

M

 

Veppankulam

Vavuniya

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police

013

014

13/07/99

Nagarajah Koneswaran

Thaangarajah Nadanasabesan

M

M

 

Batticoloa

Batticoloa

University students arrested by Sri Lankan Police

015

016

017

16/07/99

Kumarasamy Visvalingam

Kanapathipillai Ketharam

Ahamedlebbe Abdul Samoon

M

M

M

 

Ambilanthurai

Batticaloa

Arrested by The Sri Lankan Special Task Force

018

019

020

16/07/99

Kandiah Sivananthan

Kandasamy Ramesh

Kanapathipillai

M

M

M

 

Batticoloa

Batticoloa

Fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Police

021

18/07/99

Uthan

M

 

Kovinthan Road

Batticoloa

Employee of ICRC, arrested by Sri Lankan Army

022

023

22/07/99

Balakrishnan Niranjan

Sachchithanandan Selvamathan

M

M

21

17

Kalmunai

Ampara

Arrested by Sri Lankan Special Task Force

024

23/07/99

Sri Arasaretnam Senthinathakurukkal

M

 

Akkaraipattu

 

The chief priest of a Hindu temple, arrested by Sri Lankan Police

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

025

27/07/99

Sixteen Tamil youths

 

 

Mathala

 

Arrested by Sri Lankan police

026

31/07/99

Eight Tamils

 

 

Alimudakku

Kandy

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police.

027

01/08/99

Eight Tamils

 

 

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan security forces during the month of July 99. Reported by HRC

028

02/08/99

Moothathaby Uthayakumar

M

 

Naavatkudu

Jaffna

A teacher at the Kadukkamunai Vaani Vidyalayam arrested by Sri Lankan Army, as he was visiting relatives

029

04/08/99

Sivalingam Vijtharan

M

28

Kiraan

Batticaloa

The Manager of the Kiraan Multi Purpose Co-operative society, arrested by Sri Lankan Army, and held by the 23-1 Brigade of the Sri Lankan army

030

04/08/9

Twenty Tamil youths

 

 

Nilaveli-Gopalapuram

Trincomalee

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army in a cordon and search operation

031

032

033

034

035

09/08/99

Ramalingam Gajalukshmi

Rasentheram Valarmathy

Santhalingam Malini

Puvenendiram Kavitharangini

Theiventhiram Nirmaladevi

21

31

 

28

27

F
F
F
F
F

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army. Kavitharangini and Nimalaveni were blindfolded and taken away by army truck.

036

08/08/99

Jayakumar

M

19

Kaithady

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army, after his recent discharge from Jaffna hospital where he had received treatment for injuries inflicted by the Sri Lankan army in an indiscriminate attack on civilians at Nunavil

037

 

 

10/08/99

Nine persons

 

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Arrested in Batticaloa Central market by Sri Lankan Army and military Trained Police. Five were women.

038

10/08/99

Five persons

 

 

Kumankadu

Vavuniya

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army

039

10/08/99

Selvarani Paramesweran

F

42

Kaithady

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army

040

11/08/99

Kulasegaram

F

37

Chavakachcheri

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army

041

 

 

 

12/08/99

Krishnapillai Pavalakesan

M

26

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Local NGO employee arrested by Sri Lankan army at sentry point near SLA camp on Pioneer Road. ICRC and HRC informed.

042

12/08/99

Thambinayakam Sribalu

M

27

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Journalist arrested by Sri Lankan army when inquiring at army camp about Pavalakesan’s arrest.

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

043

13/08/99

Ten Tamil youths

 

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan army. The youths were picked randomly from the streets, leaving bicycles by the roadside. Detained in Kovinthan Road army camp.

044

13/08/99

Krishnapillai Perinpam

 

 

Matale

Kandy

Hindu Priest arrested by Sri Lankan Police when carrying out duties at Balamurugan Temple. Detained at Naula police station

045

13/08/99

Five refugees

 

 

Pesaalai

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army and military Trained Police from refugee camp.

046

13/08/99

Pramanathan Navaratnam

M

24

Chunnakam

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army

047

14/08/99

Twenty -one Tamil Youths

 

 

Batticaloa town

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army and taken to Covington Road army camp for interrogation. Several were injured by army personnel

048

14/08/99

Santhirasekaram Kirupakaran

M

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan army and detained at Covington Road army camp

049

Between 11/08/99 and

14/08/99

More than hundred youths

 

 

Batticaloa town and suburbs

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army

050

052

053

054

055

18/08/99

Thurupapathan Suganthaladevi

Athiparasekaram Sasikalathevi

Sivanantharasa Sarvakalathevi

Sutharalingam Naguleswaray

Logitharasa Sivanantharasa

26

19

20

47

30

F
F
F
F
M

Gurunagar

Jaffna

Arrested in refugee camp by Sri Lankan Army and detained at Kankesanthurai detention centre.

056

18/08/99

Three Tamil school pupils

 

 

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arbitrarily detained by EPDP, a paramilitary group working with the Sri Lankan army.

057

23/08/99

Two Hundred  and Ten Tamil young persons

 

 

Wellwathe,Bambalapitya, Kotahena and Pettah

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police in a search operation

058

059

060

061

27/08/99

Amaladaas

Gajamogan

Thanigasalam Nandanan

Sivamogan

M

M

M

M

24

25

25

25

Colombo

Colombo

Undergraduates from the University of Moratuwa, including the son of the Director of Education of Jaffna, arrested by the Sri Lankan army. Detained in Nugegoda Police station. 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

062

27/08/99

Antonythas

M

34

Kachcheri

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lankan Police, the driver of the Mannar GA was detained first in Mannar, then Vavuniva and finally taken to Mt Lavinia, Colombo for interrogation

063

 

 

01/09/00

S.M.Cruz

M

 

Colombo

Colombo

He is the Government Agent of Mannar district. Detained by police in Colombo. Filed a Fundamental Rights application in the Supreme Court through his counsel.

064

065

03/09/99

Navajothy Sinnarasa

S. Kamalanathan

F

M

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Two teachers from the Batticaloa Teacher Training College arrested by the CID on orders of CID in Kandy. Detained in Batticaloa. Principal of the College notified local MP, and ICRC.

066

06/09/99

P. Selvaraja

M

 

Chemmani

Jaffna

President of the Jaffna Missing Persons Guardian Association arrested by army personnel, as he observed the clearing of the mass grave site at Chemmani. Jaffna District judge Illancheliyan reprimanded Sri Lanka army Commander and Maj General for interfering in Chemmani court proceedings, saying the arrest was an attempt to disrupt the investigations. 

067

11/09/99

Kanthalingam Pratheepan

M

 

Naayanmaarkaddu

Jaffna

Youth arrested when he went to Mudamarathady Sri Lanka army camp at Kalviyankadu to enquire his father’s whereabouts. His father had been arrested early in the morning, and was released when his son came, who in turn was arrested.

068

19/09/99

Son of Mrs Ponnambalam

M

 

Peythaalai

Batticaloa

Teenage boy arrested by Sri Lankan Army and detained. Since his arrest his mother and sister have been harassed by SLA. See Degrading treatment section, Sep 30.

069

20/09/99

Vallipuram Arunthavarasa

M

45

Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Driver of the Peoplised Transport Board, Vavuniya, detained by CSU (Conter-Subversive Unit) of the Sri Lankan Poice.

070

20/09/99

Over 500 youth

 

 

Mannar

Mannar

Cordon and Search operation leading to large-scale arbitrary arrest of Tamil youngsters by Sri Lankan police

071

23/09/99

35 Tamil people

 

 

Pettah

Colombo

13 young people arrested in a first search operation then another 22 Tamils arrested in another operation.

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

072

01/10/99

Rajapakse Nelson

M

17

Kaluwanchikudy

Batticaloa

Arrested by STF while staying at his uncle’s home.

073

01/10/99

Mylvaganam Sivalingam

 

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Bus driver arrested by Sri Lanka army on his way home from work.

074

01/10/99

25 youth

M

 

Dambulla

Matale

Anuradhapura border

Arrested by Sri Lankan police at a cultural event they were attending. They had travelled from Trincomalee, Vavuniya and Batticaloa for the event.

075

03/10/99

Savarimuththu Innasimuththu

M

 

Naavalady

Batticaloa

Father of five children arrested by Sri Lanka army, and transferred to Counter Subversive Unit (CSU) for interrogation

076

077

04/10/99

Uthayakumari Kathirkasamythamby

F

42

Koddaimunai Bridge

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan police at check point.

078

06/10/99

Four youths

M

 

Valaichenai

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lanka Army, which regularly searches villages in this area. 

079

06/10/99

Suppaiah Saharajah

Ahamed Leppai

M

M

26

30

Eravur market

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lanka police and detained at Eravur police station.

080

09/10/99

50 Tamil civilians

 

 

Akkaraipattu

Ampara

Workers from a rice-mill arrested by Sri Lanka Police

081

082

083

09/10/99

Nakappan Sivapatham

Joyel Pathmanathan

civilian

M

M

M

49

Muttur

Trincomalee

Three fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, in boat, as they were fishing 100 metres from shore.

084

11/10/99

One hundred civilians

 

 

Wellawatta

Bambalapitya

Dematagoda

Colombo

Tamils arrested by Sri Lankan police in house to house cordon and search operation, in the evening. Hundreds more were interrogated at the police stations in Colombo.

085

15/10/99

 

 

 

 

Several hundred civilians

 

 

Pettah

Colombo

Mass arrests in Colombo of Tamils at night, by Sri Lankan Army. 75 Tamils were detained and interrogated. Even those who were registered with police were arrested.

086

18/10/99

Two men

M

 

Kannakipuram

Batticaloa

Arrested by Sri Lankan army. Severely assaulted. 

087

18/10/99

Sixty civilians

M

F

 

Kotahena

Maradana

Colombo

Arrested by Sri Lanka Army in early evening. Five Tamil women among those arrested.

088

19/10/99

Samythambi Parameswaran

M

32

Eravur

Batticaloa

Father of two children, arrested by Sri Lankan Police then detained at Eravur police station. 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

089

090

091

20/10/99

Sellathurai Senthuran

Iyathurai Paskaran

Anatharasa Arulrasa

M

M

M

19

20

26

Kudaththanai

Vadamarachchi East, Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army in early morning who came in tractors to the village. Detained at St. Pedro SLA camp, interrogated and tortured.

092

093

23/10/99

Rasamani Pavananthan

Kantharasa Uthayasooriyan

M

M

 

Alaveddi East

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army. Relatives reported to HRC

094

25/10/99

Selavanayagam Suganthan

M

 

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arts Faculty student, of Jaffna University, arrested by Sri Lankan Army. Vice-Chancellor of University made enquiries to SLA.

095

096

26/10/99

Markkandu Krishanthan

Satkunam Rajenthiran

M

M

21

23

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan army

097

26/10/99

Krishnapillai Vijeyakumar

M

 

Point Pedro

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lanka Army

098

26/10/99

Thambiaiyaa Kanthasamy

M

55

Inuvil

Jaffna

Arrested by sri Lanka Army

099

27/10/99

Thevarasa Sinnathamby

F

40

Mandoor

Batticaloa

Arrested by Special Task Force.

100

27/10/99

Dr. V. Dayanantharajah

M

 

Akkaraipattu

Batticaloa

Detained by Sri Lankan Police. He had treated injured people after an attack.

101

102

103

104

105

28/10/99

Iyathurai Paskaran

Sellathurai Senthuran

Anandarajah Arulthas

Selvnayagam Sukanthan

Periyan Navaratnarajah

 

 

Jaffna

Jaffna

In detention in Kankesanthurai detention centre after arrest by Sri Lanka Army.

106

31/10/99

S. Senthurajah

M

 

Akkaraipattu

Batticaloa

Local welfare organisation’s co-ordinator arrested by Sri Lankan Police and interrogated.

107

09/11/99

Shanmugalingam Uthayaleela

F

21

Gurunagar

Jaffna

Arrested at Gurunagar refugee camp by Sri Lankan security forces.

108

09/11/99

Iyathurai Selvaranee

F

50

Madduvil,

Thenmarachi

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army.

109

14/11/99

Theivendran Thayalan

M

17

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arrested by sri Lankan army. Detained at Urelu army camp.

110

17/11/99

 

 

 

Yogaratnam Puvitharan

M

17

Mirusuvil

Jaffna

Detained at EPDP office in Chavakachcheri. He had been reported missing but was located at the EPDP office on 02 December.

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

111

17/11/99

Manuwel Appu

M

40

Navanthurai

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lanka army and detained at 51-2 Brigade  SL army camp in Jaffna.

112

113

18/11/99

Pathmini Erampamoorthy

Sharmila Shanmugam

F

F

19

21

Gurunagar

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lankan Army. Detained and interrogated at 51-2 Brigade camp in Jaffna.

114

115

116

20/11/99

Thankathurai Kanatharajah

Puvaneswaran Rubans

Sinnathurai Suthan

M

M

M

18

20

19

Erlalai

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lanka Army. Detained and interrogated at Urelu Sri Lanka army camp.

 

117

23/11/99

P. Sivakumar

M

21

Chavakachcheri

Jaffna

Young man who looked after the premises of Chavakacheri Hindu College at night-times, arrested, interrnedogated and asaulted by the Sri Lanka army.

118

01/12/99

Muthurasa Pirapakaran

M

20

Peythalai

Batticaloa

Detained, interrogated and injured by Sri Lankan Army, held at Valachenai Harbour View Sri Lanka Army camp.

119

03/01/00

Twenty Tamil youths

M

 

Karaithivu,  Kalmunai.

Ampara

Arbitrary detention of these twenty young people by Special Task Force, during cordon and search operation. They were interrogated and later released.

120

06/01/00

Around one hundred and fifty Tamils

 

 

Pettah

Colombo

Arrested in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lankan Army and the Police jointly.

121

07/01/00

More than one thousand Tamil people

 

 

Bambalapitiya, Borella, Dehivala,

Kotehena, Pettah,

Maradane and Wellawatte.

Colombo

Cordon and search operation in several suburban areas of Colombo, where the majority of residents are Tamil people. Sri Lankan Police, Army, Navy and Airforce made mass arrests. Videotapes and photographs were taken of those arrested, and masked informers were used to identify people suspected of being LTTE members. 

122

09/01/00

Forty eight persons

M

F

 

Merigane and Nugegode

Colombo

Arrested during cordon and search operation, detained and interrogated. 24 persons were released on 11 January, the remaining persons were detained for further interrogation.

123

10/01/00

Eighteen youth

M

 

Welikade

Colombo

Sri Lankan army and Police arrested 18 young people. Detained and interrogated at the Welikade police station.

124

12/01/00

Balasuntharam Balasankar

M

19

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arrested by Sri Lanka Army and detained at SLA’s 51-2 Brigade HQ, Jaffna.

 

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of Arrest

District

Incident

125

16/01/00

Three youths

M

 

Kandhalady, Vaakarai

Batticaloa

Arrested by sri Lankan Army.

126

21/01/00

Ten youths

M

 

Natpittymunai,

Kalmunai

Ampara

Arrested by Special Task Force. Detained and interrogated at the STF camp at Karathivu.

127

22/01/00

Over 2000 Tamil people

 

 

Kolonnawa

And neighbouring Gampaha

Colombo

Arrested, detained and interrogated at police stations in Colombo. Sri Lanka Army and Police from other areas were brought in to Colombo to carry out a joint cordon and search operation which started in the early hours, and lasted for the duration of a curfew lasting ten hours.

128

22/01/00

Thirty young men and women

M

F

 

Wellawatte

Colombo

Arrested in house to house search operation by Special Task Force and CID.

129

24/01/00

Thousands of Tamil civilians in Pachanoor, Pattithidal, Periyaveli,

Munam Podi Vettai ;

 

 

Bharaithipuram,

Manachchenai,

Menkamam,

 

Trincomalee

Villagers from the Mutur area to the North of Trincomalee, arbitrarily detained and interrogated by Sri Lanka Army and Police.

130

30/01/00

Two Tamil persons

 

 

Off the coast of Pallimunai

Mannar

Arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for carrying items, banned by the Sri Lanka government’s embargo of household ad essential items to the North. Batteries, petrol and tyres were being transported by these people to sell to others.

***

21/11/97

(left out by an oversight in previous report)

Varithamby Tharmakulaseelan Raja

THIS ONE NEEDS CHECKING TO SEE IF INCLUDED IN TCHR REPORT TO UN COMM.1998

M

 

Wellawatte

Colombo

Arbitrary arrest at his home. A Fundamental Rights application was made by this detainee. The Supreme Court ruled, 4th October ‘99 that the Sri Lankan Police had acted arbitrarily and without proper verification of information. 

***

 

 

1999

(left out by an oversight in previous reports)

Balasuntharam

M

 

Jaffna

Jaffna

Arrested in Jaffna. Detained in Kalutara prison. His son was arrested on January 12 2000.

***

11/06/99

(left out by an oversight in previous report)

Balasubramanium Iyer Srinivasa Sarma

Annapoorani, his wife

M

 

F

 

Muneeswaran Temple

Chilaw

Puttalam

Hindu priest and his wife arrested by the Sri Lankan Police. Taken into custody.

 

 

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Documented cases of E.J. KILLINGS / SUMMARY EXECUTIONS - July 99 to January 2000  (actual killings higher than documented by TCHR)

 

No.

Date

Full Name

Sex

Age

Place of incident

District

Incident

001

04/07/99

Kannapan Shunmugalingam

M

25

Kiran

Batticaloa

Killed in Sri Lankan Army mortar bombing

002

 

06/07/99

Velayuthapillai Panchalingam

M

19

Thattankulam Junction

Jaffna

Shot dead by Sri Lankan army

003

06/07/99

Four civilians

 

 

Ratmalgahawela

Amparai

Shot dead by unidentified gunmen

004

12/07/99

Ida Hamilitta

F

21

Pallimunai

Batticaloa

Raped ,then shot dead by Sri Lankan Army personnel

005

14/07/99

two civilians

 

 

Batticaloa

Batticaloa

Killed in a bomb explosion

006

15/07/99

Unidentified man

M

 

Vidaththalthivu

Mannar

Killed by Sri Lankan Army

007

19/07/99