Refugees massacred by Navy - 32 killed

Place: Nachchikudah, Mannar | Courtesy: TIC
| Date: 19860620

Thirty four Tamil refugees on a boat bound from Gurunagar, Jaffna to India were shot at by Sri Lankan Navy personnel at Nachchikudah, killing 32. Two people survived the massacre to and managed to swim to safety and relate their experience.

Fifteen of the bodies were found in the boat, which drifted ashore and several other decomposed bodies also floated ashore in the following days.