Adampan executions: 21 people killed!

Place: Adampan | Courtesy: TIC
| Date: 19861012

On 12 October 1986, several Sri Lankan soldiers on combing operations were killed in an engagement with Tamil guerrillas in Admpan, North West Mannar. Following this incident, the troops launched a retaliatory attack in the area.

According to details submitted in two separate memoranda sent to the Sri Lankan President Jayawardene by the Mannar Citizens committee, at least 21 Tamil civilians were killed and 15 wounded between 12 and 20 October in the Admapan and Madhu areas.

The Citizens committee also pointed out that "there was large scale and intensive bombing from the air, strafing from helicopter gunships and artillery shelling and thus more than 200 houses in the area have been razed to the ground.

Names Of Killed Age Sex
(From Adampan Area)    
A. Missias 28 M
A. Francis 35 M
U. Jeyaseelan 22 M
K. Yovan 60 M
M. Selvaraj 14 M
A. Gaspar 56 M
G. Veerai 40 F
G. Tharumaseli 17 F
G. Devarani 06 F
G. Devarasa 05 M
G. Arulnayaki 02 F
T. Devasagayam 72 M
Daisy Mariamma 60 F
S. Nagamma 70 F
M. Nagamuthu 84 F
V. Selvam 24 M
(From Madhu Area)    
K. Sasirani 02 F
K. Kiruparani 10 F
K. Alagamuthu 55 F
E. Ernestine 11 F
J. Francis 55 M

TIC - Extrajudicial and Arbitrary killings, Jan 1987; p44