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The following is a list of attacks/massacres of civilians attributed to armed groups under the control of the Sri Lankan government - Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and paramilitary groups (Home Guards/Civil Defence Force, EPDP, PLOTE, TMVP etc.).

Attacks in chronological orderEdit

Attack / Massacre
Date
Location
Death toll Perpetrators
Sources
Tamil conference incident (1974) January 10, 1974 Jaffna, Jaffna District 9 Police [1][2][3]
Chunnakam Police station massacre January 8, 1984 Chunnakam, Jaffna District 19-20 Police [4]
Chunnakam market massacre March 28, 1984 Chunnakam, Jaffna District 10 Air Force [5][6][7]
Othiyamalai massacre December 1, 1984 Othiyamalai, Mullaitivu District 29 - 32 Army [8][9][10]
Amarivayal massacre November 14, 1984 Amarivayal, Trincomalee District 30-50 Army [11]
Thennamarawadi massacre November, 1984 Thennamarawadi, Trincomalee District 26 Army [11]
Mannar massacre (1984) December 4, 1984 Murunkan, Mannar District 107 - 150 Army [12][13][14][15][16]
Vadakkandal massacre January 30, 1985 Vadakkandal, Mannar District 52 Sri Lankan Air Force, Army [4]
Valvettithurai massacre (1985) May 12, 1985 Valvettithurai, Jaffna District 46 - 70 Army [14][17][18][19]
Kumudini boat massacre May 15, 1985 Sea off Jaffna District 23 Navy [20][21]
Thambattai massacre May 17, 1985Thambattai, Ampara District 23 Police (STF) [22]
1985 Trincomalee massacres May–September, 1985 At Several places in Trincomalee District 280+ Sri Lanka Navy, Army, Home Guards [4][23]
Killiveddy massacre (1985) May 30, 1985 Killiveddy, Trincomalee District 44 Police [24]
Akkaraipattu massacre February 19, 1986 Akkaraipattu, Ampara District 80 Army [25][26][26][27]
Prawn farm massacre / Kokkadichcholai massacre (1987) January 27, 1987 Kokkadichcholai, Batticaloa District 83 Police (STF) [28][29][30][31][32]
Kalmunai massacre June 12, 1990 Kalmunai, Ampara District 160 - 250 Army [33][34][35][36]
Veeramunai massacre August 12, 1990 Veeramunai, Ampara District 21 Home Guards [37]
Eastern University massacre / Vantharamulai campus massacre September 5, 1990 Batticaloa, Batticaloa District 158 Army [22][23][38][39]
Batticaloa massacre (1990) / Sathurukondan massacre September 9, 1990 Batticaloa, Batticaloa District 184 Army [19][40][41][42][43][44][22]
Chavakachcheri market massacre October 9, 1990 Chavakachcheri, Jaffna District 12 Army [37]
Kondaichchi massacre February, 1991 Kondaichchi, Mannar District 4 Army [37]
Eravur massacre February 20, 1991 Eravur, Batticaloa District 6 Home Guards [37]
Iruthayapuram massacre March, 1991 Iruthayapuram, Batticaloa District 11 Police [37]
Nayanmar Thidal massacre April 12, 1991 Nayanmar Thidal, Tampalakamam, Trincomalee District 4 [45]
Kokkadichcholai massacre (1991) June 12, 1991 Kokkadichcholai, Batticaloa District 152 Army [22][22][23][29][46][47][48][49]
Polonnaruwa massacre April 29, 1992 Muthugal and Karapola, Polonnaruwa District 87 Home Guards, Police[22][50][51]
Mylanthanai massacre August 9, 1992 Mylanthanai, Batticaloa District 35 Army [22][52][53][54]
Paliyadvaddai massacre October 24, 1992 Paliyadvaddai, Batticaloa District 10-11 [55]
Jaffna lagoon massacre / Kilaly massacre January 2, 1993 Jaffna Lagoon, Jaffna District 35 - 100 Navy [23][56][57][58][59]
Vannathi Aru massacre February 17, 1993 Vannathi Aru, Batticaloa District 16 Army [22]
Kalviankadu massacre July 27, 1993 Kalviankadu, Jaffna District 6 Air Force[60]
Jaffna lagoon massacre July 29, 1993 Jaffna Lagoon, Jaffna District 19 Navy[60]
Pulmoddai massacre May 6, 1995Pulmoddai, Trincomalee District 5 Army [61]
Navaly church bombing July 9, 1995 Navaly, Jaffna District 125 Air Force [62][63][64]
Nagerkovil school bombing September 22, 1995 Nagerkovil, Jaffna District39 Air Force [14][65][66]
Kumarapuram massacre / Trincomalee massacre (1996) / Killiveddy massacre (1996) February 11, 1996 Kumarapuram, Trincomalee District 24 Army [47][67][68][69][70]
Tampalakamam massacre February 3, 1998 Tampalakamam, Trincomalee District 8 Police, Home Guards[71][72][73][73]
Puthukkudiyiruppu bombing September 15, 1999 Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu District 21 Air Force [74]
Pallikuda bombing May 12, 2000 Pallikuda, Kilinochchi District 5 Air Force [75]
Silivaturai massacre May 13, 2000 Silivaturai, Mannar District 5 Navy [75]
Columbuthurai massacre May 15, 2000 Columbuthurai, Jaffna District 5 Army [75]
Mirusuvil massacre December 20, 2000 Mirusuvil, Jaffna District 8 Army [76][76][77][78][79]
Trincomalee massacre (2006) January 2, 2006 Trincomalee, Trincomalee District 5 Police (STF) [80][81][81][82][83]
Allaipiddy massacre May 13, 2006 Allaipiddy, Jaffna District 13 Navy, EPDP [84][85][86]
Pesalai Church attack June 17, 2006 Pesalai, Mannar District 6 Navy [87][88][89]
Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers (2006) / Muttur massacre August 4, 2006 Muttur, Trincomalee District 17 Police, Home Guards[90][91]
St. Philip Neri Church shelling August 13, 2006 Allaipiddy, Jaffna District 15 - 36 Army [92][93][94][95]
Chencholai bombing August 14, 2006 Mullaitivu, Mullaitivu District 61 Air Force [96][97][98][99]
Vaharai Bombing / Vaharai Shelling November 7, 2006 Kathiraveli, Batticaloa District 45 Army [100]
Massacre at Thandikulam November 19, 2006 Thandikulam, Vavuniya 5 Police, Army [101][102][103]
Padahuthurai bombing / Illuppaikadavai bombing January 2, 2007 Illuppaikadavai, Mannar District 15 Air Force [104][105]
Murukandy claymore attack May 23, 2008 Murukandy, Mullaitivu District 16 Sri Lanka Army [106]
Tharmapuram Hospital shelling January 8, 2009 Tharmapuram, Mullaittivu District 7 Army [107]
Vallipuram Hospital shelling January 22, 2009 Vallipuram, Mullaittivu District 5 Army [107]
Suthanthirapuram shelling January 24, 2009 Suthanthirapuram Junction, Mullaittivu District 11+ Army [108]
Udayaarkaddu Hospital shelling January 26, 2009 Udayaarkaddu, Mullaittivu District 12 Army [107]
Puthukkudiyiruppu Hospital shelling February 1–3, 2009 Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaittivu District 9+ Army [107][108][109][110]
Ponnambalam Memorial Hospital bombing February 5–6, 2009 Near Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaittivu District Up to 75 [107][108][110]
Putumattalan Hospital shelling February 9–10, 2009 Putumattalan, Mullaittivu District 16+ Army [107][108][111]
Putumattalan Hospital shelling April 9, 2009 Putumattalan, Mullaittivu District 22+ Army [107][112]
Putumattalan Hospital shelling April 20, 2009 Putumattalan, Mullaittivu District 13+ Army [107]
Valayanmadam makeshift hospital bombing April 21, 2009 Valayanmadam, Mullaittivu District 4-5 Air Force [107]
Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling April 23, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District unk. Army [107]
Mullivaikkal Primary Health Center bombing April 28, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 6+ Army, Air Force [107]
Mullivaikkal Primary Health Center shelling April 29, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 6 Army [107]
Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling April 29, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 9+ Army [107]
Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling April 30, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 9 Army [107]
Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling May 1, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 27 Army [113]
Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling May 2, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 68 Army [107][114][115]
Mullivaikkal Hospital bombing May 12, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 49 Army [116][117][118]
Weliweriya Protestors' Attack August 10, 2013 Weliweirya, Colombo District [119][120]

See alsoEdit

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