The objective of this documentation of deaths taking place primarily in the Northern Peninsula is not to provide accurate data for survey. It is more an attempt on our part to give an idea of the deaths, murders and massacres taking place on a day to day basis with no room for appeal or justice. The diary is compiled from newspaper items. The average deaths by violence is estimated to be about 5 a day according to mortuary authorities. This diary compiled from newspaper items in no way reflects accurately the number of killings taking place in the Northeastern Province, but we hope presenting them in this manner will reveal the nature and the impersonality of the violence which stalks our land.
DATE NAME INCIDENT PLACE
7.1.89 4 Civilians Shot dead in a con‑ Thenvarayali
14.1.89 A.K. Annamalai Killed by the LTTE Jaffna
16.1.89 A youth killed, an Incident unknown Athisoodi Lane
unidentified body found. Jaffna.
3 LTTE members killed In an attack by the Mannar Veethi
Sri Lankan Army Vavuniya
17.1.89 Subramanium (45) In an attack by the Rambaikulam
K.Saraswathy (35) Sri Lankan Army Vavuniya
26.1.89 A teacher Shot by the EPRLF Jaffna Hindu
during a rampage College
29.1.89 N.Saravanabalachandiran Killed in a crossfire Ariyalai, Jaffna
30.1.89 R. Punithavathy(45)teacher Shot by unknown gunmen Chavakachcheri,
at her residence Jaffna.
2.2.89 Jeganathan, Sathiyendra Killed by the IPKF Jaffna
(University students) during a peaceful demo.
4.2.89 3 Civilians Killed in a shootout Kattai addamban
5.2.89 S. Narenthiran (22) Killed by the IPKF Sembianpattru,
Devadas (24) during grenade charge Jaffna.
and rifle firing
Nallathankachi (Killings condemned by Vannarponnai
S. Kasinathan by the EPRLF in a
Thevanayagam statement) Pandiyan thalyu
25.2.89. V. Pushpavathy (22) Killed during shelling Kallikai Junc.
14.3.89 Kutti Prema Thasan (18) Killed during crossfire Kondavil, Jaffna
Soruvam Charles (20)
16.3.89 S.Kanagasabey (76) Killed in shell attack Mullaitivu 1
16.3.89 Manoharan (30) Shot dead by the LTTE Jaffna.
attendent in hospital
17.3.89 Ahileswaran (62) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Ariyalai, Jaffna
tea boutique owner fied gunmen
19.3.893LTTEmembers KilledbyEPRLF Puddalai,Pt.P.
3 EPRLF cadres Killed by LTTE Kuddathanai,Pt.P
23.3.89 V.Mylvaganam (75) Killed in a shootout Velvettiturai
24.3.89 S. Selvaratnam (25) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Kondavil,Jaffna.
25.3.89 Two youths Shot dead by unknown Anaicoddai Junc.
P.Suntharabose (27) persons Jaffna
25.3.89 K.Jesudasan Shot dead by unidenti‑ Vaitheesawara J.
fied gunmen Jaffna
25.3.89 Vijanathan (20) Killed in crossfire Ariyalai, Jaffna
26.3.89 P. Arulrani (39) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Ariyalai, Jaffna
26.3.89 Two youths Bodied discovered with Annaicoddai Jun.
gunshot injuries Jaffna.
26.3.89 K.Thanabal Shot dead by unidenti‑ Maruthai Lane
(an artist) fied persons Jaffna
27.3.89 Poopalasingham (50) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Tellipalai,
fied gunmen Jaffna
27.3.89 An 18 year old youth Body discovered with Annaicoddai Jun.
gunshot injuries Jaffna
29.3.89 3 bodies of unidentified Incident unknown Mathawachi
29.3.89 Quintin Frances (37) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Anaipanthi,
fied persons. Jaffna.
29.3.89 4 disfigured bodies of Incident unknown Kalawewa.
31.3.89 S. Thavaloganathan (39) Shot dead by EPRLF Kalviyankadu
2.4.89 N. Suntharesan (45) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Chullipuram
7.4.89 K.Ramanathan (AGA) Shot dead by the LTTE Tellipalai
10.4.89 B.Ganeshan Shot dead by unidenti‑ Jaffna
11.4.89 Suresh (21) Admitted to the Jaffna
Teaching Hospital Jaffna
with gunshot wounds by
the IPKF. Died later
12.4.89 Victor Emmanuel Shot dead by unidenti‑ Rasavinthotam
(Sarvodaya Organisation fied gunmen Jaffna
12.4.89 Body of 25 year old Incident unknown Rasavinthotam
youth found Jaffna.
14.4.89 45 Killed In a bomb blast Clock Tower Road
15.4.89 S.Balasingham (65) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Point Pedro
S. Babu (45) fied gunmen
S. Ganesh (45)
17.4.89 10 Civilians killed during a rampage by Trincomalee
Sinhalese to avenge the
death of the 45 persons
17.4.89 S. Yogapragasam Shot dead by unidenti‑ Kantharodayan J.
fied gunmen Jaffna
17.4.89 Shanthiniketan (25) Killed by the IPKF when
in custody Araly North.
17.4.89 J.Muthuranayagam (35) Body discovered Hospital Rd.
22.4.89 R.Jeyaseelakrishnan Killed during a IPKF Pannagam
V. Sivakumar roundup Jaffna.
23.4.89 Krishnagopal Shot dead by an Vathiri Junction
(Police Constable) unidentified gunmen Vadamarachchi
27.4.89 Ramalingam (25) Shot by an unidenti‑ Kurumanveli
Sathiyanathan fied persons
27.4.89 Kanagasabey Bharath(17) Killed in a shootout Killinochchi
27.4.89 5 Civilians Killed in two separate Trincomalee
incidents by unidenti‑
29.4.89 Shanmuganathan Murder claimed by LTTE Kalviyankaadu,
30.4.89 S. Pirabakaran Killed in a confronta‑ Pirambady Lane
(University Student) tion between LTTE &IPKF Kokuvil
30.4.89 M. Mahalingam (27) Murder claimed by LTTE Karaveddi Junc.
1.5.89 V.M. Panchalingam (GA) Murdered by the LTTE Nallur
1.5.89 Velayutham (54) Killed by the IPKF Thavady
2.5.89 S. Jeganathan Killed by the IPKF Poonahari
2.5.89 R. Krishnapillai (32) Charred bodies were Mulankavil
R. Chandrapala (25) discovered after a Poonahari
round up by the IPKF
4.5.89 K. Kandasamy Killed by unidentified Maruthankeni
5.5.89 Velupillai (20) Trapped in a shot set Point Pedro
fire to by the IPKF
7.5.89 Kunam, Poovum Pottum Murders claimed by LTTE Kalviyandaddu,J.
9.5.89 T.Thanesh Lamppost punishment Pallai
meted out by LTTE
10.5.89 Ahilan Thiruchelvam Killed by the EPRLF Near Hindu
10.5.89 V.Mahalingam (65) Killed by the LTTE Karanavai,
(Advocate) Nelliady, Jaffna
11.5.89 K.Sabaratnam (19) Killed in a shootout Irranaimadu Junc
K. Nandakumar (34) near an IPKF camp Killinochchi
11.5.89 An unidentified womans dicovered with gunshot Arasady Road,
body injuries Nallur, Jaffna.
11.5.89 An unidentified body discovered with gunshot Inuvil
14.5.89 M. Kopalakrishnan Shot dead by the EPRLF Chunnakam
14.5.89 R. Thevanesan (40) Shot dead by unknown Chunnakam
(cycle shop owner) persons
14.5.89 S.Suhirtha Killed during an attack Kodikamam
on an SLTB bus by
16.5.89 P.Velu (52) Killed in shell attack Nadunderni
18.5.89 Inthumathy Killed by unidentified Karainagar
18.5.89 4 civilians Killed by the IPKF Puttur,Avarangel
18.5.89 K.Sivananthan (31) Killed in a shootout Neervely,
20.5.89 A.Suvendiran (30) Body discovered with Urumpiral
20.5.89 Jeyanathan (24) Killed by the IPKF Velvettithurai
23.5.89 Joseph Kennedy Killed by unidenti‑ Ariyalai
23.5.89 N.Bala (60) killed by unidenti‑ Tholpuram
24.5.89 A youth killed in a roundup Kalvayal,
by the IPKF Chavakachcheri
25.5.89 An unidentified body discovered near an Oddusudan
of a person IPKF camp
25.5.89 Murugiah shot dead by uniden‑ Kankesanthurai
26.5.89 Ms.S.Thirunavukarasu(30) Found shot dead Point Pedro
30.5.89 Ms. Indrani Christopher Shot dead by uniden‑ Jaffna
30.5.89 T.Valambikai (28) Killed in a shoot out Neerveli,Jaffna.
(brother & sister)
30.5.89 S. Chelliah Shot dead by unknown Nagarkovil
31.5.89 5 Muslim traders Shot dead by unknown Akkaraipattru
2.6.89 V. Vijayakumar (42) found dead with gun‑ Navanthurai Junc
shot injuries Jaffna
2.6.89 N.Anandarajah (17) shot dead by EPRLF Kalasalai Veethi
K.Gajendran (19) Thirunelveli,
2.6.89 K.Chandrakumar (10) Played with bomb lying Kankesanthurai
K.Sivakumar (04) on the ground and died Jaffna
when it exploded
3.6.89 Ms.S. Subramaniam (45) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Erlalai
Ms.R. Selvaranee fied gunmen
3.6.89 Mr.M Shanmugam (51) Shot dead by the LTTE Thambasiddar,
(retired Police officer) Pt. Pedro
7.6.89 P. Muraleedaran (18) Shot dead by the IPKF Manipay Junc. J
7.6.89 A. Kanapathipillai Shot dead by unknown Chulipupan
8.6.89 B. Junaideen (26) Shot dead by unknown Kantharmadam J.
(trader) persons Jaffna
10.6.89 A. Selliah (38) Killed by unknown Gurunagar
12.6.89 V. Sriskandarajah (34) Shot dead by unknown Vadamarachchi
12.6.89 Chandran Shot dead by unknown Thunnalai
14.6.89 V.Sivasothy (45) Shot dead by the EPRLF Nelliady
16.6.89 V. Nagaratnam )
Gunapala ) Members of EROS Vavuniya
Mangalesh ) presumed to be killed
Ramachandiran ) by the IPKF
19.6.89 A youth body discovered with Mathakal
gunshot wounds Jaffna
19.6.89 Ganeshmohan shot dead by unidenti‑ Vavuniya
20.6.89 Pathmanathan Shot dead by unknown Pungadutivu
22.6.89 Cyril Swampillai Shot dead by the IPKF Gurunagar
23.6.89 K.Raveendran (Mason killed during confron‑ Point Pedro
tation between the IPKF
25.6.89 4 civilians killed shot dead by the IPKF Batticaloa
26.6.89 K. Kandasamy (46) shot dead by unknown Villan
26.6.89 K.Kandiah shot dead by the IPKF Nanthavil
Sharma (19) Priest
27.6.89 Gnanarajah (23) Shot dead by unknown Pandarikkulam Rd
Selliah (35) persons Vavuniya
3.7.89 K.Nadarajah (42) Killed in a shootout Malu Junction
Ms.P.Kandiah between IPKF & LTTE Point Pedro
5.7.89 S. Vaithilingam (60) Shot dead by unknown Point Pedro
6.7.89 S. Parameswari Killed by shell Omanthai,
6.7.89 A Teacher Killed by shell Irranaimadu J. Killinochchi
11.7.89 A youth Shot dead by unknown Killinochchi
11.7.89 3 Civilians Shot by Sri Lankan Kalmunai
12.7.89 S.Rajendra (20) Killed by unknown Neerveli
12.7.89 2 members of the EROS Shot dead by unknown Thambalakamam
12.7.89 S.Rajeswaran (42) Shot dead by unknown Trincomalee
16.7.89 T. Premkumar (37) Shot dead by unknown Veeramahakali‑
(Royal Pharmacy owner) gunmen amman Kovil,
19.7.89 K. Umamaheswaran (40) Shot dead by unknown Frankfort Place
(Leader of PLOTE) persons Colombo
22.7.89 Rasalatchumi (38) Shot dead by LTTE Annaikoddai
26.7.89 J. Anthonipillai (43) Shot dead by unknown Uduvil
S. Rajalingam (47) persons
26.7.89 J. Rajaratnam (34) Shot dead in differ‑ Karainagar
Ms. Selvan (50) ent incidents
Dr. V. Sivapragasan(67)
27.7.89 3 Women Shot dead in a clash Kalikai
27.7.89 S.Vairamuttu (58) Killed in a cross fire Manthikai Junc.
N.Subramanium (55) between IPKF and LTTE Vadamarachchi
27.7.89 K.Thurairajah Killed by unknown Suthumalai
27.7.89 An unidentified woman Killed by unknown Kirmakodam
persons Point Pedro
27.7.89 Kumarakulasingham Killed when on duty 1st Milestone
(bus conductor) by IPKF Point Pedro
27.7.89 Appan (aged) Killed during an attack Point Pedro
by LTTE on IPKF
30.7.89 Sinnammah (37) Shot dead by IPKF Keeramakodu.
30.7.89 S. Sellachi (78) Shot by IPKF Thunalai
S. Thangama (38)
S. Shanthakumar (20)
3.8.89 1 Militant Shot dead by unknown Akkaraipattu
A. Uthuman & 4 other persons
3.8.89 2 Civilians Killed in a shell Polidandy
4.8.89 Ponuramu (21) Killed in a shell Puttur West
S. Sivarasa (18) attack
between LTTE & IPKF
17.8.89 M.Krishnaperumal (40) Shot dead by unknown Vathiri
22.8.89 Bastiampillai (75) Shot dead by unidenti‑ Annaikoddai
(ex police officer) fied gunmen
Nasa Arulshoba (25)
22.8.89 A young woman Body found with gun‑ Mahiyapiddy
27.8.89 A. Arumugam & an Body discovered with Pallai
unidentified person gunshot injuries
28.8.89 A youth body discovered with Clock Tower Road
gunshot wounds Jaffna. [Top]
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