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LTTE Attacks on Civilian Targets 1 of 2

LTTE Attacks on Civilian Targets

Number of civilians killed each year in Colombo and Suburbs 
since January 1984 due to major LTTE atrocities

Year			Number

01.	1984			   01
02.	1985			   -
03.	1986			   51
04.	1987			  139
05.	1988			   -
06.	1989			   -
07.	1990			   -
08.	1991			   40
09.	1992			   04
10.	1993			   21
11.	1994			   55
12.	1995			   59
13.	1996			   82
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Total    454
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Number of civilians killed each year since November 1984 
due to major LTTE atrocities in areas outside Colombo

Year			Total No.

01.  	1984 (since Nov)          73
02.  	1985                     191
03.	1986			 168
04.	1987			 399
05.	1988			 281
06.	1989			  96
07.	1990			 511
08.	1991			 178
09.	1992			 366
10.	1993			(No major civilian massacres)
11.	1994			  17
12.	1995			 173
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Total	2453
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(a)	Total No. of civilians killed in Colombo and suburbs		  454
	due to LTTE atrocities since January, 1984

(b)	Total No. of civilians killed in Colombo and suburbs		   95
	due to LTTE atrocities during the period 17.08.94 to 09.11.1995

(c)	Total No. of civilians killed in areas outside Colombo due to	 2453
	LTTE atrocities since November, 1984 (Major atrocities only)

(d)	Total No. of civilians killed in areas outside Colombo due to	  175
	LTTE atrocities from 17.08.1994 to 09.11.1995



Acts of Violence Committed by the LTTE terrorists in Colombo and Suburbs since 1984

	Date			Incident			No. Dead	No. Injured

01.	21.01.84	Bomb blast at Oberoi Hotel,		01
			Colpetty

02.	03.05.86	Bomb blast at Bandaranaike		16
			International Airport (Tri-Star)

03.	07.05.86	Bomb blast at C.T.O., Fort		14		39

04.	30.05.86	Bomb blast at Elephant House		08		22
			Slave Island

05.	31.05.86	Bomb blast near Railway Station		13		55
			Veyangoda

06.	21.01.87	Bomb blast near Pettah Bus Stand	111		752
			(Near bo-tree)

07.	09.11.87	Bomb blast in front of Maradana		28		02
			Police Station

08.	02.03.91	Bomb blast at Hevelock Town		19		73
			Assassination of late Mr. R.
			Wijeratne

09.	22.06.91	Bomb blast at J.O.C., Colombo 07	21		114

10.	10.11.92	Bomb blast in front of Taj Samudra	04		-
			Hotel (Assassination of late Mr. C.
			Fernando, Navy Commander)

11.	01.05.93	Bomb blast at Armour Street		21		-
			(Assassination of late Mr. R. Premadasa)


12.	24.11.94	Bomb blast at Grandpass			55		72
			(Assassination of late Mr. Gamini
			Dissanayake)

13.	07.08.95	Bomb blast at Chief Ministers1		22		49
			Office at Torrington Square

14.	10.10.95	Bomb blast at Wellawatte		04		01
			Mr. D. Devananda's residence

15.	20.10.95	Bomb blast at Kolonnawa Refinery	14		20

16.	11.11.95	Bomb blast at Fort Army Head-		19		35
			Quarters, Slave Island Railway
			Station

17.	31.01.96	Bomb blast at Central Bank, Fort	86		1,338



MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS

Srl. No.	Date		Place			Incident

01.		30.11.84	Dollar Farm		Armed terrorists shot dead 33 Sinhalese
							Vavuniya settlers and injured several others

02.		30.11.84	Kent Farm		Armed terrorists shot dead 29 Sinhalese
							Vavuniya settlers and injured several others

03.		01.12.84	Kokilai			Armed terrorists shot dead 11 Sinhalese
							Vavuniya settlers

04.		14.05.85	Anuradhapura		Armed terrorists invaded the town and shot
							dead 120 Sinhalese and injuring 85 others.
							This includes pilgrims who were inside the
							sacred Sri Maha Bodhi premises

05.		14.05.85	Vilpattu		Armed terrorists shot dead 18 Sinhalese in the
							forest reserve

06.		30.05.85	Mihindupura &		Five Sinhalese settlers shot dead by armed
				Dehiwatta, Muttur	terrorists

07.		11.06.85	Dehiwatta, Muttur	13 Sinhalese settlers shot dead by armed
							terrorists

08.		02.08.85	Thrikonamadu		Armed terrorists shot dead 03 Sinhalese 				
				Polonnaruwa		Buddhist priests and 03 civilians at Ruhunu 
							Somavathiya Temple

09.		14.08.95	Awarantalawa		Armed terrorists shot dead 07 Sinhalese and set 				
				Vavuniya		fire to 40 houses

10.		18.08.85	Namalwatta		Armed terrorists shot dead 06 Sinhalese villagers
				Trincomalee		

11.		07.11.85	Namalwatta		Armed terrorists shot dead 10 Sinhalese
				Morawewa		villagers
				Trincomalee

12.		20.12.85	Mannar			06 Madhu pilgrims who were abducted by
							terrorists 12.12.85 have executed (LTTE)

13.		25.05.86	Mahadivulwewa		Armed terrorists shot dead 20 Sinhalese and set
				Trincomalee		fire to 20 houses

14.		04.06.86	Andankulam		Armed terrorists shot dead 17 Sinhalese
				Trincomalee		villagers including Rev. Bakamune
				Subaddalankara Thero

15.		11.06.86	Trincomalee		Two bombs exploded in two CTB buses in front 							
							of the Bank of Ceylon and the other in close
							proximity to the SP office, along Inner Harbor
							road, almost simultaneously which were on their
							way to Kantalai and Colombo respectively. 22
							persons were killed due to the explosion. 75
							others injured (LTTE).

16.		25.06.86	Sittaru			Bomb explosion in a vehicle by terrorists, killed
				Kantale			16 Sinhalese

17.		08.07.86	Monkey Bridge		Armed terrorists shot dead 15 Sinhala villagers
							Trincomalee

18.		13.07.86	Pavakkulam		Four armed terrorists had come in a Jeep to tract
				Vavuniya		No. 16, Pavakkulam and killed 11 civilians,
							including two Sinhalese and 09 Tamils.

19.		17.07.86	Sugar Corp.		Some armed terrorists had entered block No.
				Kantalai		4 Sugar Corp. Kantalai and 10 persons were
							shot to death (07 Sinhalese and two Muslims
							and 01 Tamil). (LTTE).

20.		19.07.86	Vadigawewa		Armed terrorists shot dead 12 Sinhalese
				Medirigiriya		villagers
				Polonnaruwa

21.		22.07.86	Mamaduwa		Terrorists exploded a land mine on a civilian
				Vavuniya		bus, killing 32 Sinhalese and injuring 20 others

22.		24.07.86	Issenbessagala		When CTB Bus No. 28 Sri 6899 was proceeding
				Medawachchiya		from Vavuniya to A'Pura with a load of
							passengers at Issenbessagala, a bomb was
							exploded inside the bus killing 13 passengers
							and injuring 40 others (LTTE)

23.		07.02.87	Arantalawa		Armed terrorists killed 28 Sinhalese villagers
				Amparai			by slashing their necks

24.		07.03.87	Awarantalawa		Terrorists exploded a land mine when troops
				Vavuniya		were proceeding, killing 07 soldiers, 04 NAF
							soldiers and 06 civilians (LTTE)

25.		22.03.87	Serunewa		Armed terrorists shot dead 26 Sinhalese
				Horowpothana		villagers

26.		17.04.87	TCO/Habarana Rd.	Armed terrorists shot dead 127 Sinhalese
				Trincomalee		including 31 Police and Security Force
							personnel who were traveling in buses to
							Trincomalee

27.		20.04.87	Jayanthipura		Armed terrorists shot dead 15 Sinhalese
				Trincomalee		villagers

28.		21.04.87	Central Bus		Terrorist bomb explosion killed 110 civilians, 
				Stand, Pettah		02 Policemen and an Army soldier 298 others
							were injured

29.		29.05.87	Kadawathmadu		Armed terrorists shot dead 07 Sinhalese
				Polonnaruwa		villagers

30.		02.06.87	Arantalawa		Armed terrorists shot dead 30 Buddhist Priests
				Amparai			and 04 Sinhalese civilians and injured 15
							Buddhist Priests


31.		11.06.87	Veppankulam		Private Van No. 38 Sri 496 proceeding from
							Horowpothana to Trinco was blasted by a
							pressure mine, killing one soldier and 13
							civilians (LTTE)

32.		12.06.87	Godapotta		About 175 villagers had collected to discuss
				Medirigiriya		about a new temple. Terrorists had surrounded
				Polonnaruwa		the temple and attacked them killing 08 villagers
							and a soldier. 06 were injured (LTTE)

33.		06.10.87	Batticaloa		Armed terrorists shot dead 18 Sinhalese

34.		06.10.87	Sagarapura		Armed terrorists shot dead 27 Sinhalese 				
				Kuchchuveli		villagers
				Trincomalee

35.		06.10.87	Thalawai		Armed terrorists shot dead 25 Sinhalese settlers
				Eravur

36.		07.10.87	Pottuvil		Armed terrorists shot dead 25 Sinhalese 
							Moneragala Rd.	passengers, who were traveling in CTB bus.
				Amparai			They also killed 05 Motor Cyclist - who came
							along the same route

37.		10.10.87	Gantalawa		Armed terrorists shot dead 10 Sinhalese
				Kantalai		villagers

38.		15.10.87	Ella Kantalai Rd.	Armed terrorists shot dead 14 Sinhalese
				Trincomalee		passengers traveling in two lorries

39.		16.10.87	Pulimoddai		Armed terrorists had stopped a private bus,
				Trincomalee		taken out Sinhala persons and killed 11 of them
							including 03 PCC (LTTE)

40.		09.11.87	Maradana		Terrorist bomb explosion in a vehicle. 23
				Colombo			civilians killed, 106 injured, 15 vehicles 							
							damaged

41.		12.11.87	Cheddikulam		A van transporting passengers was blasted by
				VNA			land mine explosion, killing 12 Tamil persons
							and 13 PLOTE members

42.		15.12.87	Devalagodella		Terrorists had attacked Devalagodella and
				Somawathiya		Somawathiya village, killing 09 villagers
				Polonnaruwa

43.		31.12.87	Mahadivulwewa		Armed terrorists shot dead 10 villagers and
				Trincomalee		burnt 15 houses

44.		02.03.88	Morawewa		Armed terrorists shot dead 14 Sinhalese
				Trincomalee		villagers

45.		05.03.88	Sittaru			Terrorists exploded a land mine on a civilian
				Kantalai		lorry, killing 08 Sinhalese and 16 Muslims

46.		11.03.88	Suhadagama		A group of armed terrorists had attacked private 				
				Horowpothana		Bus 22 Sri 2128 at Suhadagama with small arms 							
							and grenades, killing 19 passengers and injuring 							
							09 others 

47.		14.03.88	Kantalai		Armed terrorists shot dead 13 Sinhalese
				Trincomalee		villagers at Galmetiyawa

48.		15.03.88	Kivulakade		Two groups of terrorists entered the village and
				Morawewa, TCO		killed 07 Sinhalese villagers

49.		17.03.88	Deegavapiya		Terrorists hacked to death 13 Sinhalese villagers
							Damana, AMP

50.		22.03.88	Pudukulam, VNA		10-15 armed terrorists had attacked the
							Sinhalese village and killed 06 villagers.
							Another 03 were injured

51.		22.03.88	Medavachchikulam	Armed terrorists shot dead 09 Sinhalese
				VNA			villagers

52.		29.03.88	Wewalketiya		There was a bomb explosion inside CTB bus
				A'Pura			29 Sri 9037 which was proceeding from
							Horowpothana to Medawachchiya, killing 09
							passengers and injuring 14 others

53.		31.03.88	Saindamaradu		Terrorists attacked the village, killing 10
				Kalmunai		Muslims and 07 Tamils

54.		08.04.88	Horowpothana		Armed terrorists killed 14 Sinhalese
				Meegaswewa A'Pura

55.		01.05.88	Sittaru			Terrorists exploded a land mine on a CTB bus
				Kantalai, TCO		and killed 12 Sinhalese, 09 Muslims and 05
							others who were not identified

56.		28.07.88	Ethawetunawewa		Armed terrorists hacked to death 16 Sinhalese
				Weli Oya		villagers

57.		25.08.88	Marawila		Terrorists had killed 11 civilians by cutting their
				Polonnaruwa		necks

58.		10.09.88	16th Colony		Armed terrorists shot dead 07 Sinhalese and 04
				Central Camp		Tamils
				AMP

59.		09.10.88	Mahakongaskada		Armed terrorists shot dead 44 Sinhalese
				Medawachchiya		villagers and set fire to 11 houses

60.		14.11.88	Paniketiyawa		Armed terrorists shot dead 28 Sinhalese
				Gomarankadawela		including two Security Force personnel
				TCO

61.		02.02.89	Bogamuyaya		Armed terrorists hacked to death 11 Sinhalese
				Maha Oya, AMP		villagers

62.		11.02.89	Dutuwewa		Armed terrorists shot dead 34 Sinhalese 	




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