New Year Eve Massacre in Sri Lanka

LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists Kill Five More Innocent Tamil Civilians on the Eve of Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

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Frirday, 13 April 2007

The victims of LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists are : 1. Sinnaiya Mutthukumar Sudarshan (23), male (Tamil) 2. Sendevan Selvi (15), female (Tamil) 3. Vallipuram Rathnasingham (60), male (Tamil) - Succumbed to injuries in the Batticaloa General Hospital. 4. Natarasa Dannipplas (27), male (Tamil) 5. Gnanaselvam Suresh (22), male (Tamil) Injured: Rathnasingham Thamilselvi (23), female (Tamil).

Unsympathetic Tamil Family with Children Killed by LTTE - SUSPECTED TAMIL TIGERS KILL A TAMIL FAMILY, INCLUDING CHILDREN AGES 3 AND 15, SINCE THEY ARE NOT POLITICALLY SYMPATHETIC TO THEM - By Walter Jayawardhana - Five Tamil civilians of a family, including a 3-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, who were getting ready to celebrate the Hindu New Year in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, were dragged out of the house by suspected cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and shot dead. The victims have been suspected by the Tamil Tigers to be faithful to another Tamil political party opposed by them. This is the fifth suspected attack by the LTTE during this month on civilians both Tamil and Sinhalese. LTTE does not allow dissent of opinion in the North and East of the country, especially among the Tamils, and does not tolerate anybody else other than their proxy party, the The Tamil National Alliance. The tragic incident happened in Eravur police area, 130 miles East of the capital Colombo, and among the dead were a 3-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and a 60-year-old man who were made to kneel down before they were shot dead by the LTTE cadres. Eravur police, who are investigating the assassinations said, the members of the same family were gunned down, hours before the traditional Tamils were preparing to celebrate the New Year. Eravur police said three of the victims died on the spot and three others were admitted to the hospital by the neighbors, and two of them succumbed to their gun shot injuries. Police sources said, it happened at Kanapatthipillainagar, Chenkalady in the Batticaloa district, where the Tamil Tigers have been militarily defeated by the government security forces. The police said the LTTE has started attacking unarmed civilians who are not sympathetic to them. The police said the victims have been identified as Sinnamutthukumar Sudarshan (3), Sendavan Selvi (15), Vallipuram Rathnasingham (60), Nadarasa Stanislaus (27) and Gunaselvam (22). A sixth person is still being treated at the Batticaloa teaching hospital in a critical condition (Full report in ToTheCenter, NY).

Tamil Tiger rebels kill 4 people in eastern Sri Lanka - Four people have been shot dead by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in eastern Sri Lanka on Saturday as the island nation marked its traditional New Year, authorities have stepped up security despite the festive season. The incident came as the country's majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils marked their common New Year, for which the island nation is virtually shut down with many people in the cities leaving for their villages to reunite with family, a Doordarshan News said here. However, this year the authorities have stepped up security amid fears of Tamil Tiger attacks during the festive season (Islamic Republic News Agencies).

Suspected Tamil Tigers kill a Tamil family including three and fifteen year old children - Five Tamil civilians in a family including a three year old boy and a 15 year girl who were getting ready to celebrate the Hindu New Year in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka were dragged out of the house by suspected cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and shot dead. The victims have been suspected by the Tamil Tigers to be faithful to another Tamil political party opposed by them. This is the fifth attack by the LTTE during this month on civilians both Tamil and Sinhalese. LTTE does not allow dissent of opinion in the North and East of the country especially among the Tamils and does not tolerate anybody else other than their proxy party, the Tamil National Alliance. The tragic incident happened in Eravur police area, 130 miles east of the capital Colombo and among the dead was three year old boy a 15 year old girl and a 60 year old man who were made to kneel down before they were being shot dead by the LTTE cadres (Full report in Asian Tribune).

Five people killed as Sri Lanka marks New Year - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels shot dead five people in eastern Sri Lanka on Saturday, the military said, as the country marked the traditional New Year and the president appealed for national unity. Gunmen from the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fired at a residential neighbourhood in Eravur, in Batticaloa district, killing two people from a breakaway militant faction and three civilians, the defence ministry said. Among those killed were a three-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, the military said, adding that police were probing the shootings. However, Tiger rebels denied killing the five people and blamed the military for the deaths, according to the pro-rebel website Tamilnet.com. The rebels added that those who died were all civilians. Elsewhere, in the northern district of Vavuniya, residents were preparing to bury seven Sinhalese villagers who were gunned down by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels on Thursday, according to the military. The Tigers have denied responsibility for those deaths as well. According to defence ministry figures, an average of just under four civilians have been killed each day since April 1, as government troops remain locked in combat with the guerrillas, despite a 2002 Oslo-backed truce. The latest killings came as both the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamil community marked their common New Year (Full report in Turkish Press).

Child Among 5 Dead in Sri Lanka Village Attack - Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday that Tamil Tiger rebels killed five people, including a three-year-old boy, in a village in the east, but the rebels said government-backed forces were responsible. The rebels were targeting two members of the TVMP, the political wing of a renegade faction that broke from the Tigers in 2004, military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasingha said. "Civilians who were also there were also shot ... three civilians were killed," he said. Among the dead were a three-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl in the incident on Friday night in Chenkaladi near the east coast. The rebels, known officially as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE, denied any involvement and said it was part of a smear campaign by the government.  "The Sri Lankan government is in a very poor condition in the international arena regarding human rights, so they want to tarnish our image," Tamil Tiger military spokesman Rasiah Ilanthiraiyan said. On Thursday, the government said the rebels entered a village in the northern district of Vavuniya, fired their guns wildly, and killed seven people before returning to the jungle. The LTTE has been fighting for an independent homeland in the north and east of the island for the ethnic minority Tamils for more than two decades (Full report in The Epoch Times).

Tigers Kill Five More Civilians on the Eve of Sinhala and Tamil New Year - BATTICALOA : TIGER TERRORISTS BRUTALLY gunned down four members of the same family at CHENKALADY on Friday (13) around 8.15 p.m. a couple of hours before Sinhala and Tamil new year dawned. The victims were getting ready to celebrate the festival the following day as armed tiger terrorist intruded and dragged the residents out and shot them. Three of them died on the spot while three others were rushed to hospital by the villagers. However two succumbed to gun shot injuries at hospital. The ERAVUR Police investigations are on (Full report in Sri Lanka Army).

Toddler among dead in Sri Lanka attack - Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday that Tamil Tiger rebels killed five people, including a three-year-old boy, in a village in the east, but the rebels said government-backed forces were responsible. The rebels were targeting two members of the TVMP, the political wing of a renegade faction that broke from the Tigers in 2004, military spokesperson Brigadier Prasad Samarasingha said. "Civilians who were also there were also shot ... three civilians were killed," he said. Among the dead were a three-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl in the incident on Friday night in Chenkaladi near the east coast. The rebels, known officially as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE, denied any involvement and said it was part of a smear campaign by the government (Full report in IOL).

5 Tamil civilians shot dead in eastern Sri Lanka, military says - A three-year-old boy and a teenage girl were among five civilians dragged out of their homes and shot dead in eastern Sri Lanka, the military said Saturday, the fifth attack on civilians this month in the country's war-wrecked north and east. The military blamed separatist Tamil Tiger rebels for the massacre Friday night in Eravur town, Batticaloa district, 220 kilometers (130 miles) east of the capital, Colombo. The five, including a three-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, were made to kneel outside their homes before being shot, an official at the Defense Ministry's information center said, citing local police. The Defense Ministry official spoke on customary condition of anonymity. Rebel officials could not immediately be reached for comment.  (Full report in Herald Tribune).

Five civilians gunned down by suspected rebels in eastern Sri Lanka - Five civilians, including two children, were gunned down by suspected Tamil rebels in eastern Sri Lanka as the country marked the traditional new year, a military spokesman said Saturday. The villagers were shot dead in Chenkalady, 260 kilometres east of the capital, on Friday night as they were preparing to mark the new year celebrations on Saturday. Three of them were killed instantly while two others succumbed to their injuries in hospital. The incident came a day after suspected rebels stormed a village in northern Sri Lanka and killed seven civilians. Over the past two weeks suspected rebels have killed more than 35 civilians in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. The country is marking the new year under unprecedented security cover in main towns and railway and bus stations amidst fears that rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will step up their attacks (Full report in M&C).

Child among 5 dead in attack in Sri Lanka village - Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday that Tamil Tiger rebels killed five people, including a three-year-old boy, in a village in the east, but the rebels said government-backed forces were responsible. The rebels were targeting two members of the TVMP, the political wing of a renegade faction that broke from the Tigers in 2004, military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasingha said. "Civilians who were also there were also shot ... three civilians were killed," he said. Among the dead were a three-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl in the incident on Friday night in Chenkaladi near the east coast. The rebels, known officially as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE, denied any involvement and said it was part of a smear campaign by the government. "The Sri Lankan government is in a very poor condition in the international arena regarding human rights, so they want to tarnish our image," Tamil Tiger military spokesman Rasiah Ilanthiraiyan said. On Thursday, the government said the rebels entered a village in the northern district of Vavuniya, fired their guns wildly, and killed seven people before returning to the jungle. The LTTE has been fighting for an independent homeland in the north and east of the island for the ethnic minority Tamils for more than two decades (Full report in Reuters).

Five civilians shot dead in Sri Lanka: Military Colombo, April 14 (AP): Five civilians were dragged out of their homes and shot dead in eastern Sri Lanka, the military said Saturday, blaming separatist LTTE. The attack on ethnic Tamil civilians took place on Friday night in Eravur town, in Batticaloa district, 220 kilometres east of the capital, Colombo, an official at the Defence Ministry's information centre said. However, there was no official commment from the LTTE so far (Full report in Hindu).

Tamil victims of LTTE blast air transported to Colombo - The 26 injured persons in the LTTE attack on the passenger bus at Vavuniya Parayanalankulam were admitted to the Vavuniya hospital. Minister Rizard Badurdeen who visited the injured persons in the Vavuniya hospital noticed two persons were serious. Immediately he contacted the President and the two patients were air lifted to Colombo for further treatment on the Presidentís instruction. The death inquiry of the 7 persons killed in this incident was postponed for the 24th. The statements of the injured persons were recorded by the District Judge M. Elancheliyan (Full report in The Independent).

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