December 27: Eleven soldiers are killed
and four others injured when LTTE cadres triggered a remote controlled
claymore mine explosion targeting an army truck in the Puloly west
area of Jaffna district.
December 6: Six SF personnel are killed
and one sustains injuries in a claymore mine explosion in the Irupalai
area of Jaffna district.
December 5: Four cadres of the ‘Colonel’
Karuna faction, including a senior commander, identified as Iniyabarathy
alias Barathy, are killed by the LTTE in the Siyambalanduwa area
of Amparai district.
December 4: Six soldiers are killed
and four persons, including a soldier, sustained injuries when two
claymore mines were detonated, reportedly by the LTTE at Kondavil
on the Jaffna-Palaly main road.
At least six civilians are killed and two others sustain injuries
in clashes between Muslims and Tamils in the Muttur area of Trincomalee
since December 3.
November 18: Six civilians are killed
and 21 others, including a child, sustain injuries when LTTE cadres
lobbed hand grenades targeting a mosque in the Akkaraipattu area
of Amparai district.
November 14: Cadres of the ‘Colonel’
Karuna faction abduct and subsequently kill two top LTTE leaders,
including Amparai district ‘military commander’ Suresh, in the Akkaraipattu
November 11: Two civilians, Mohammed
Munas and Athambava Mohammed Lebbe, are killed and four others sustain
injuries when a claymore mine exploded at Kirimichchai in the Vaharai
area of Batticaloa district.
October 7: Two civilians, Selvarajah
Selvakumar and Arumugam Paramanathan, are shot dead and eight others
sustained injuries when unidentified assailants opened fire and
simultaneously lob a grenade in the Valaichennai area of Batticaloa
September 8: LTTE cadres lob a hand
grenade and subsequently opened fire targeting the security forces,
killing two police personnel and injuring six others in the Kattankudy
area of Batticaloa district.
September 6: Three LTTE cadres are
allegedly killed and five others wounded by the Karuna faction in
an attack at the outfit's camp at Kattumurivu in the Vakarai area
of Batticaloa district.
August 12: The LTTE 'pistol gang' cadres
kill two civilians, identified as Sinnadorai Selvarajah and his
wife Welangee Selvarajah, inside their business centre at Wellawatta.
While Sinnadorai was a strong supporter of the People’s Liberation
Organization of Tamil Eelam, his wife Welangee was an ex-announcer
at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation and Sri Lanka Rupavahini
August 12: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs
Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is shot dead by a suspected LTTE
gunman near his private residence on Bullers Lane in the heart of
the capital Colombo.
August 11: According to the Sri Lanka
Army reports, LTTE 'pistol gang' cadres shot at and injured two
civilians, identified as M.G. Kumara and M.G. Rohana, at Muttur
in the Trincomalee district.
August 10: Unidentified assailants
reportedly shot dead two LTTE cadres, identified as Ramesh and Sujiventhan,
in the Thirrukkovil area of Ampara district. One of the victims
is reported to be a senior leader of the outfit belonging to its
August 7: A civilian, identified as
Pulandan Thirunavukarasu, is killed when a mine exploded accidentally
in the Nunavil West area of Jaffna district.
August 6: LTTE cadres fired upon three
civilians killing one of them, identified as S. Handunge Chaminda,
in the Ambalama area of Batticaloa district.
According to the Sri Lankan Army,
a LTTE attempt to assassinate Jayantha Wijesekera, the Janatha Vimukthi
Peramuna parliamentarian for Kantale in Trincomalee District, was
foiled by his security escort.
August 5: Unidentified assailants lobbed
a grenade towards the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) office
at Kaluwanchikudy in the Batticaloa district causing minor damages
to the office. However, no casualties have been reported.
August 4: According to the Sri Lankan
Army, the Jaffna district Superintendent of Police, W. D. Charles
Wijewardene, was abducted and hacked to death by a mob allegedly
instigated by the LTTE at Jaffna-KKS road in the Paalaveddi area.
August 2: A LTTE 'pistol gang' cadre
shot dead a former home guard, identified as Sampath Kumara, at
Welikanda in the Polonnaruwa district.
August 1: A civilian, identified as
R. Sivakumar, is killed when suspected LTTE cadres lobbed a grenade
at a market place in the Batticaloa district.
July 28: 'Pistol gang' cadres of the
LTTE kill an Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) activist, identified
as Sooriyapillai Nixon, at Stanley road in the Jaffna district.
July 26: According to Sri Lanka Army
(SLA) reports, 'pistol gang' cadres of the LTTE shot dead an EPDP
member, identified as Pankirajah George, at Puthur in the Batticaloa
A suspected LTTE cadre, identified
as Krishnapillai Kiribarathnam, is shot dead by a member of a rival
faction at DAM Street, a Colombo suburb.
July 25: Suspected LTTE cadres shot
at and injured a home guard, identified as Weeraratne, in the Serunuwara
area of Trincomalee district.
July 23: According to the Sri Lankan
Army reports, suspected LTTE cadres shot dead a retired home guard,
identified as L. H. Dayananda, at Potkerny junction in the Thambalagamuwa
area of Trincomalee district.
July 21: LTTE cadres shot dead one
Reserve Police Constable, identified as M. Weerasinghe, near the
Bank of Ceylon Building at Pottuvil in the Amparai district. A civilian,
Kanagasabai Ranjithkumar, who was injured in the crossfire between
the police and the LTTE succumbed to his injuries later.
July 20: Suspected LTTE cadres shot
dead one village officer, identified as Marimuttu Paskaran, at Kalmunai
in the Batticaloa district.
Suspected LTTE cadres lobbed a grenade at a security checkpoint
near a Tsunami refugee camp in the Akkaraipattu area of Ampara district.
Two commandos of the Special Task Force and a police constable were
injured in the attack.
Two civilians and one home guard are injured in a grenade attack
by unidentified assailants on a security checkpoint at Kalavaddam
Junction in the Batticaloa district.
According to the Sri Lankan Army, the LTTE cadres carried out a
grenade attack targeting the residence of a former Tamil Eelam Liberation
Organization activist in the Vavuniya district. However, no casualties
were reported in the incident.
July 17: The LTTE releases nine child
soldiers to their parents in Kilinochchi. The outfit claimed that
these children had joined their ranks after giving false information
about their age and were later identified during screening.
July 14: Three civilians are killed
by suspected LTTE cadres at Akkaraipattu in the Amparai district
The Sri Lanka Army spokesperson, Brigadier Daya Ratnayake, stated
that one suspected LTTE cadre was killed by the Sri Lankan navy
personnel when the LTTE fired at a navy check point at Kumurupiddi
in the Trincomalee district.
Suspected LTTE 'pistol gang' cadres injured a police officer, identified
as Ranjith Hettige, in an ambush at Thampalakamam in the Trincomalee
July 13: At least nine civilians are
injured when a suspected LTTE cadre threw a hand grenade at a Tsunami
relief centre situated in the Muttur area of Trincomalee district.
In another grenade attack by the LTTE on the same day, 10 Army personnel,
including one officer, attached to the Pansalwatte detachment were
injured in the Trincomalee district.
July 12: 13 police personnel are injured
at Uppuveli in the Trincomalee district in a grenade attack carried
out by suspected LTTE cadres.
July 11: According to the Sri Lanka
Army, a student, identified as Sangarapillai Jerrymban, is killed
in a grenade attack by suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
cadres at Eravur in the Batticaloa district.
July 10: Four LTTE cadres, including
two senior leaders identified as Dikkan and Sinnavan, are killed
by the rival 'colonel' Karuna group at the Selvanayagapuram Agriculture
Training Institute in Trincomalee district.
July 6: Two police officers of the
National Intelligence Bureau, Sergeant M.O.L. Rafaideen and Police
Constable B.G. Kapilasiri, attached to the Karaitivu Special Task
Force (STF) are shot at and wounded by cadres of the LTTE 'pistol
gang' at Kalmunai in Ampara district.
According to Sri Lanka Army reports, suspected LTTE cadres shot
dead a 'Colonel' Karuna cadre, identified as Selvaraja, at Valaichchenai
in the Batticaloa district.
The police arrests six LTTE cadres from the suburbs of Colombo and
recovered one T-56 weapon, three T-56 magazines with 80 rounds of
ammunition, one micro pistol with three magazines containing 25
rounds of ammunition and two hand grenades from their possession.
July 4: A suspected LTTE cadre shot
dead a civilian, identified as M. Arulnathan, at Kaduruwela in the
A suspected cadre of the LTTE 'pistol gang' killed a former member
of the Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front, identified
as T. R. Varodan, at Thakkiya Road in the Trincomalee district.
July 2: Suspected Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam cadres kill a police personnel, Chaminda Roshan,
at Kalkudah, 35 km north of Batticaloa.
Security forces in Batticaloa arrest a man along with two hand grenades
in his possession from the Sittandi area of Shanthivelli.
June 30: Three soldiers attached to
the 233 Brigade Headquarters are shot dead at Urani in the Batticaloa
district by the LTTE. According to Daily News, Sergeant R. M. S.
Kularatna, Lance Corporal K.W. Saman Kumara and Private Chaminda
Kumara were killed as LTTE cadres fired at their three-wheeler near
Pulleyar Kovil at Urani.
June 29: A cadre of the LTTE is shot
dead by an unidentified gunman at Kalawanchikudy in the Batticaloa
district. Police said the victim was distributing copies of the
pro-LTTE Tamil newspaper Sudar Oli and the LTTE publication Eelanadan
when he was shot.
June 28: The LTTE frees a police personnel,
Amal Prasanna, who was abducted while he was on a boat near Kinniya
on June 11.
June 27: The mutilated dead body of
the home guard abducted by LTTE cadres on June 20 was recovered
by villagers from the un-cleared area of Serunuwara in the Trincomalee
district. Sahan Nandasiri was abducted while he was in the forest
area for firewood with his family.
June 26: The Amparai district 'political
head' of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Kuylinpan, and 40
cadres traveling in a bus escaped an explosion caused by a Claymore
anti-personnel mine at Welikanda in the Polonnaruwa district. Military
sources said that one female LTTE cadre was injured in the blast
and the bus was also damaged.
June 25: A soldier wounded in the June
9 LTTE attack on a vehicle of the Eelam People's Democratic Party
(EPDP) at Chenkalady town while providing security escort to an
EPDP provincial leader, succumbs to his injuries at the Colombo
June 24: The Sri Lankan Government
and LTTE sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing
a Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS). With this,
an administrative mechanism for reconstructing the country's Tsunami-affected
coastline comes into effect.
June 22: Suspected LTTE cadres shot
at and wounded one police personnel, Ranaweera Sisira, in Batticaloa,
according to military spokesperson, Brig. Daya Ratnayake.
Three Sinhalese civilians were injured
when suspected LTTE cadres hurled a grenade at them in Trincomalee.
June 21: Suspected Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam cadres shot dead a rival 'Colonel' Karuna group member,
identified as Chitravelauthen Satyanathen, in Muttur.
June 20: The LTTE cadres kill a People's
Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) member and an Eelam
People's Democratic Party (EPDP) activist in two separate incidents.
At Velikkulam in the Vavuniya district, LTTE cadres shot dead the
PLOTE activist as he was returning home from his political office
at Rambekulam. In another incident, a group of LTTE cadres stabbed
to death an EPDP member, A. Ravichandran, at Akkaraipattu in the
June 15: Two Improvised Explosive
Devices (IEDs), allegedly planted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil
Eelam, exploded injuring two police personnel near Vavuniya town.
June 14: Suspected LTTE cadres reportedly
fired at a group of Navy personnel on foot patrol and injured one
of them, Seaman M.Y. Jayalath, at Swamytottam in the Mannar district.
June 13: At least one civilian is
killed and 15 others sustain injuries when an unidentified person
threw a hand grenade at mourners at a funeral home in Soruwila in
the Polonnaruwa district. Reports said the grenade attack occurred
while the remains of a LTTE cadre who was killed on June 11 was
lying at his residence before the funeral.
June 11: A soldier of the Sri Lanka
Light Infantry and an EPDP activist are killed in an improvised
explosive device blast triggered by suspected LTTE cadres in front
of the Vavuniya EPDP office. Among the injured were five other EPDP
members and another soldier.
June 9: A civilian is killed and a
soldier seriously injured when LTTE gunmen opened fire targeting
an EPDP activist at Chenkaladi town in the Batticaloa district.
June 8: Two Liberation Tigers of Tamil
Eelam cadres, Niveharan and Sutharanjan, are killed in a claymore
landmine explosion triggered by suspected cadres of the rival 'Colonel'
Karuna group in a no-man zone at Sangamankandy, between Pottuvil
and Komari in Batticaloa district.
June 5: An activist of the EPDP, Baskaran
Preman Ashok, is shot dead by suspected LTTE cadres near Moothavinayagar
Kovil at Anaikoddai in the Jaffna district.
June 4: According to an Associated
Press report, suspected cadres of the LTTE shot dead a teenaged
former cadre, S. Sivakumar, aged 17, who had deserted the group
in northeastern Sri Lanka.
June 3: LTTE cadres detonate a hand
grenade at a vegetable stall run by a Sinhalese businessman in Trincomalee,
injuring six civilians.
May 31: The LTTE shot dead a Commanding
Officer of the Army Intelligence Unit, Major Nizam Mutalif, at Polhengoda
in the capital Colombo.
May 28: The LTTE shot dead a Sub-Inspector
attached to the Batticaloa Police, identified as J. Felix Thiyagarajah,
May 23: According to the Sri Lankan
Army, a LTTE cadre, identified as Nagappa Sivaraj, is shot dead
by suspected gunmen of the rival 'Colonel' Karuna faction at Manampitiya
in the Polonnaruwa district.
May 20: The LTTE recruited 137 children
into their ranks since the Tsunami disaster of December 2004, said
the UNICEF. Geoffrey Keel, UNICEF spokesperson in Colombo, said
"There have been 137 cases of child recruitment since the December
tsunami," adding that nine of the youths had been taken from Tsunami
relief camps in Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority north and east, parts
of which are under LTTE control.
On the fourth day of a strike organised by the Tamil People's Organisation
(TPO), which is affiliated to the LTTE, two suspected TPO cadres
hurled a hand grenade at a multi-purpose cooperative shop in Trincomalee.
May 19: The LTTE attacks two Special
Task Force (STF) escort vehicles providing security to a prison
bus traveling along the Siyambalanduwa-Ampara road. Two STF personnel
were wounded in the attack.
May 18: Suspected LTTE cadres killed
an EPDP activist, A. Murugapallai, and injured two others in the
Batticaloa district. May
May 17: A hand grenade lobbed by suspected
LTTE cadres at Madathadi Junction in Trincomalee, where a new Buddha
statue is being erected, killed one civilian and injured four others.
May 14: A former LTTE cadre, Ponniah
Thamilvanan, who had deserted and refused to rejoin the outfit,
is shot dead by suspected LTTE cadres in the Batticaloa district.
May 12: Four police officers sustained
injuries when suspected LTTE cadres attacked their vehicle near
the Valachchenai town in Batticaloa district while they were traveling
with a group of high level EPDP delegation.
May 6: Sri Lankan military recovers
bodies of two LTTE cadres, believed to be intelligence operatives,
who reportedly were killed in a clash with cadres of the rebel 'Colonel'
Karuna faction. Military spokesperson, Brig. Daya Ratnayake, said
the bodies were found in Welikanda area in Polonnaruwa district.
April 21: Five LTTE cadres are killed
and seven others sustain injuries in a pre-dawn attack by the 'Colonel'
Karuna faction at Kanjikudichcha Aaru in the Amparai district, about
250 kilometers east of the capital Colombo.
Suspected LTTE cadres killed Sivagnanaselvam Kirubaharan, a suspected
Karuna group cadre, in Valaichenai, 32 kilometers north of Batticaloa.
April 15: Divisional Secretary for
Thirukkovil, A. K Thavarajah, is shot dead by an unidentified gunman
April 14: Five cadres of a 'paramilitary
group' are killed during an attack on their camp by suspected LTTE
cadres at Sorivil in the Welikanda area of Polannaruwa district.
According to Daily News, a Muslim
civilian abducted by the LTTE and held in captivity for two and
a half months in the Mullaithivu jungles is reported to have escaped
and reached Vavuniya police on April 13.
April 4: LTTE's 'pistol group' kills
a senior Government functionary, T. Kailanandan, Director of Vocational
Training Ministry at the Kattankudy Technical College, in Batticaloa.
April 1: Suspected LTTE cadres kill
a person believed to be close to the Eelam People's Democratic Party
(EPDP) in Kommathurai, 17 kilometers north of Batticaloa.
March 26: Five LTTE cadres are killed
by the rival 'Colonel' Karuna faction at Tharavai in the Batticaloa
March 5: Six persons are shot dead
at Welikanda in the Polonnaruwa district by the LTTE. Among the
dead is a suspected cadre of the 'Colonel' Karuna faction and four
A suspected cadre of the 'Colonel' Karuna group, identified as Mylvaganam
Pulenthiran, is shot dead in Vanthaarumoolai, 18 kilometers north
of Batticaloa, by LTTE cadres.
February 12: According to the pro-
LTTE Website, TamilNet, two civilians and a LTTE political worker
were wounded when unidentified persons lobbed a grenade at the LTTE
political office in Mannar town.
February 7: LTTE's Eastern Political
wing leader, Kaushalyan, his deputy Nedimaran and three other LTTE
cadres are killed during an ambush at Poonani in the Batticaloa
February 4: The LTTE stated they were
freeing 23 children after allegations that they had recruited at
least 40 child soldiers since the island was hit by the Tsunami.
The outfit claimed that 23 children were handed over to the North
East Secretariat on Human Rights (NESOHR) on February 3 to be reunited
with their parents.