Gonagala Massacre on 18 September 1999 .............. forgotten people
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists massacred 61 Sinhalese villagers including 17 Women and 7 children on 18 September 1999
The victims were dragged from their sleep and hacked and chopped to death using machetes and swords, some of them still lying in bed.
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LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists struck at three villages of Kalpengala and Bedirekka of Ampara District, at about 4 a.m on 18 September 1999.  According to the information received upto now 31 males, 15 females, 2 pregnant mothers and 14 children have been hacked to death. In addition these LTTE Tamil terrorists have looted the belongings of these innocent poor people.  They were butchered by armed LTTE ultras. The victims were dragged from their sleep and hacked and chopped to death using machetes and swords. Those who tried to seek refuge in the nearby dense jungles were chased and killed.
 

When almost an entire hamlet was massacred in Sri Lanka, it was not only the images of children chopped to death that shocked people but the knowledge that the butchery was led by women.

The worst carnage was inside the home of a farmer, M M Premasiri, who miraculously escaped as the attackers failed to break into the room he was sleeping in while elsewhere in the house 14 members of his family were cut to death. ``I heard the Tamil women laughing as if they had gone mad,'' he said.

Amnesty International - News Release - ASA 37/23/99
20 September 1999
SRI LANKA
Deliberate killing of more than 50 civilians by LTTE

Protest March in Colombo
The protest demonstration was organised by the National Movement Against Terrorism (NMAT), and supported by the Jathika Sangha Sabhawa, Sinhala Veera Vidahana, National Joint Committee, and Dharma Wijaya Foundation.

Enough of false talks, destroy Tigers !

Thousands including Buddhist monks took to the road yesterday to protest against LTTE’s massacre at Gonagala last Saturday and to call upon the nation to unite to fight against the LTTE and peace oriented NGOs.

Around 3 p.m., the pavement in front of Fort Railway Station was packed with demonstrators carrying placards saying ‘Enough is enough, bring an end to the war!’ ‘Destroy Tigers do not sacrifice people!’ ‘Enough of false talks, destroy Tigers!’ and ‘Provide security to villages threatened by Tigers!’.

Provide security to villages threatened by Tigers !

The protest demonstration was organised by the National Movement Against Terrorism (NMAT), lasted about an hour.

" The Tigers had attacked the villages in the borders of Ampara district 26 times and killed 617 unarmed Sinhalese
including Buddhist monks at Arantalawa. "Time has come for the nation to unite and fight against terrorists and peace begging NGOs. These NGOs are funded by foreign movements who profit by selling weapons for the war. The leaders of these so-called peace oriented NGOs and peace meditators have betrayed our nation for guilders and dollars,"
Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero
Champika Ranawaka of the NMAT said that thousands of unarmed innocents were slain in the North and East while the peace beggars in the south meditated for peace.  Still the peace beggars led by Lalith Kotelawala and his business community are showing the necessity of talking with Tigers. The Gonagala attack was the 131st massacre by the LTTE during the last 16 years. Haven’t they spilt enough blood of innocents?"
THE PROTEST PLAN

20TH SEP. NIGHT: A POSTER CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TIGER TERRORISTS RECENT MASSACRE IN THE AMPARA DISTRICT, IS SCHEDULED.

22ND SEPTEMBER: AT 1500 HOURS AT THE FORT RAILWAY STATION WE WILL PROTEST AGAINST- THE MASSACRE OF UNARMED INNOCENT SINHALA CIVILIANS, AND CALL FOR THE-
(1) DEFEAT OF THE LTTE THROUGH WAR.
(2) "NO" TO PEACE TALKS WITH THE LTTE.
(3) "NO" TO TALKS, CEASE-FIRES, FOREIGN MEDIATIONS OR INTERVENTIONS
(4) ADEQUATE SECURITY FOR THE UNARMED VILLAGERS LIVING IN THE LTTE THREATEN ZONES.

24TH SEPTEMBER: THE SANGA SABAHAVA, DHARMA VIJAYA FOUNDATION, NATIONAL JOINT COMMITTEE, THE SINHALA VEERA VIDANAYA AND NATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST TERRORISM WILL TRAVEL TO AMPARA TO TAKE PART IN THE ALMSGIVING TO INVOKE BLESSINGS ON THE MASSACRED VICTIMS.

DONATIONS ARE BEING COLLECTED FOR DISTRIBUTION AMONGST THE DISPLACED VICTIMS IN THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES, THE INJURED AND NEEDY SURVIVORS AND THE ALMSGIVING.

 

Gonagala massacre : wipe out terrorism

Words cannot describe the horror of this latest cruel massacre, meticulously planned and most brutally executed by the separatist terrorists, with the sole aim of ethnically cleansing their mythical land of Eelam. Expressions of sympathies, however profound and sincere, cannot console the kith and kin of the victims. The shock and grief of all of us, whether Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim, who genuinely value human life, arises from the terrible suffering of those victims and the life long agony
the survivors have to go through.................................

........................We therefore call upon the public to reject all those businessmen, clerics, NGO beneficiaries, politicians as well as political parties, who are sure to exploit even this terrorist act to their own advantage and call to accede to the demands of separatists. We also call upon the public not to be anaesthetized by shock, but to awaken and join hands with the national movements which are committed to defeating the forces that provide moral support and sustain the terrorists, so that with determination and unhindered, the security forces can wipe out terrorism and end the war. This alone will ensure that our country will once again become a safe haven for all of us to live in peace and harmony anywhere in the country, irrespective of one’s race or religion.

Angela Wijesinghe — Secretary
Patriotic Christian Movement

Click Island : 23 Sept 1999 for the full message -   Gonagala massacre : wipe out terrorism - Angela Wijesinghe — Secretary Patriotic Christian Movement

AMPARA MASSACRE BY LTTE

The Sinhala Veera Vidahana is in deep shock at the brutal massacre of innocent, unarmed, civilians including women and children by LTTE terrorists in the Ampara District on Saturday 18th September 1999.

Report by Sinhala Veera Vidahana

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....... LTTE Atrocities ....

On 29 May 1987, LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists shot dead 30 bhikkhus (Buddhist Monks) and four Sinhalese civilians and injured another 15 Bhikkhus in Arantalawa, Ampara
 

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Aranthalawa Massacre

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