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Year 1987 | LTTE – The terrorism most foul

 

Manthottam - The Independence Day Massacre

On 4th February 1987, a group of armed LTTE terrorists comprising over 50 LTTE cadres, stormed Manthottam Sinhalese village and murdered eight villagers after brutally torturing them.

The terrorists could not get the intended kill as the villagers anticipating an attack on the independence day had gone on hiding in the surrounding jungles at night


Aranthalawa Bloodbath

On 7th February 1987, just three days after the independence day, terrorists armed with swords, machetes, clubs and small-armed butchered 27 civilians in a house-to-house raid at night. Large number of children and women including pregnant mothers were found hacked to death

 

Serunuwara Massacre

On 25th March 1987, armed terrorists stormed Serunuwara ancient Sinhalese village. They hoarded the farming families at gunpoint to a road and shot them down in the execution style. 25 mostly women and children were killed.


Habarana & Kithuluthuwa – The Black Friday

On 17th April 1987, just three days after Sinhala and Hindu new year, LTTE terrorist killed 130 civilians who were travelling in 3 busses and 2 lorries at Aluth Oya – Kittuluttawa in Trincomalee. The terror group clad in military uniforms had stopped the vehicles, dragged the passengers out and sprayed bullets with automatic weapons after brutally assaulting them with clubs.

Over 70 were air lifted to CBO with injuries. Many children and 12 off duty security personnel were among the dead. Most of the victims in this cowardly attack were families visiting their relatives after the new year.


Jayanthipura Massacre

On 20th April 1987, just 6 days after the traditional Sinhala and Hindu new year celebration, a group of armed LTTE terrorists raided Jayanthipura Sinhalese village and butchered 15 civilians including women and children


Kadawathmadu

On 29th May 1987, a group of armed LTTE terrorists raided Kadawathmadu ancient Sinhalese village. 7 civilians were killed and 5 others suffered injuries. The terrorist failed to attain the intended kill as the civilians used to sleep in the jungle hideouts at night due to the terrorist threats


Godapotha, Bruwila Massacre

On 21st June 1987, a group of LTTE terrorists armed with small arms raided the ancient Sinhalse hamlet of Godapotha in Polonnaruwa. 8 villagers were killed and one found with serious injuries. The terrorist failed to attain the intended kill as the civilians used to sleep in the jungle hideouts at night due to the terrorist threats


Thoppur Massacre

On 29th July 1987, LTTE terrorists armed with swords, machetes and small arms butchered 9 villagers after brutally torturing them


Batticaloa town - The Day of Horror in the East

On 6th October 1987, LTTE terrorists carried out 4 civilian massacres killing 110 civilians and wounding many others in one freak shooting, Two village massacre and one attack at a passenger train

The bloodbath commenced with a group of LTTE terrorists indiscriminately opened small arms fire at the civilians in the crowded Batticaloa town. 18 civilians including women and children were killed 6 others sustained serious gunshot injuries


Tharavi Massacre

On 6th October 1987, over 100 LTTE terrorists armed with swords, machetes and small arms stormed Tharavi Sinhalese village and butchered 25 civilians. Most of the victims were women and children, including infants and pregnant mothers.


Sagarapura Massacre

On 6th October 1987, some 100 LTTE cadres armed with small arms and sharp weapons raided Sagarapura Sinhalese village and butchered 27 civilians.

The terrorists carried out a house-to-house massacre, clubbing the children to death while their parents watching, and then chopping the adults to death using sharp weapons. They looted the belongings of their victims and set fire on to 57 houses burning their wounded victims alive. 6 villagers survived the cowardly attack with serious cut wounds


Ganthalawa Massacre

On 10th October 1987, LTTE terrorists armed with swords, machetes and small arms attacked Gantalawa hamlet in Kantalai and butchered 9 civilians and wounded 3 others


Ella Kantalai Massacre

On 15th October 1987, LTTE terrorists armed with swords, machetes and small arms attacked Ella Kantalai Sinhalese village and butchered 14 civilians including women and children


Devalagodalla Massacre

On 15th December 1987, LTTE terrorists armed with small arms and sharp weapons attacked Devalagodalla ancient Sinhalese village in Kantalai and butchered 7 civilians


Morawewa Massacre

On 22nd December 1987, armed LTTE terrorists abducted 6 Sinhalese fishermen and later tortured them to death


Kathankadu Muslim Massacre

The 31st December 1987 marked the end of Sri Lanka’s bloodiest year. On the new year eve itself, LTTE terrorists carried out two cowardly village massacres in Batticaloa and Trincomalee

A group of LTTE terrorists armed with sharp weapons and small arms raided Kathankadu Muslim village in Batticaloa and butchered 30 civilians, including women and children. Severely mutilated bodies of the innocent civilians displayed the extent of brutality that they had to suffer at the hands of their killers


Mahadivulwewa Massacre

On 31st December 1987, a group of LTTE terrorists armed with sharp weapons and small arms raided the ancient Sinhalese village of Mahadivulwewa and butchered 8 civilians and wounded 9 others.

The terrorist failed to attain the intended kill as the civilians were hiding in the jungles at night due to the terrorist threats. The terrorists looted the houses and set fire on to them, destroying 15 houses

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