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.|
|Thousands including Buddhist monks took to the road
yesterday to protest against LTTEs 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!.
The protest demonstration was organised by the National Movement Against Terrorism (NMAT), lasted about an hour.
|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.................................
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 ones race or religion.
|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.
|LTTE Tamil Tiger Atrocities||Child Soldiers||Ethnic Cleansing in Sri Lanka|
|Massacre of Sinhala, Muslim & Tamil Villagers||Serial Killings of some of the Parliamentarians|
|Prominent Tamil Leaders Assassinated by the LTTE||Maradana Bomb|
|Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy (World Heritage Centre)||Bomb Blast in Galle on 28 December 1997|
|Central Bank, Colombo||Rajiv Gandhi|
|Galadhari Hotel Bomb||Army Headquarters|
|Aluthgama Train Blast||Awakening the Weli Oya Villagers|
|Slave Island Bomb on 6 February 1998||LTTE Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blows up a bus in Kandy Sri Lanka on 11 April 1999|
|LTTE Plot to assassinate President of Sri Lanka||Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre|