Paranthan farmers executed - 10 killed

Place: Paranthan, Kilinochchi | Courtesy: TIC
| Date: 19860628

Sri Lankan security forces personnel tied eight Tamil civilians and executed them in the course of a cordon and search operation in Paranthan on 28 June 1986.

Among the victims was a 68-year old farm manager. The others were all working in a poultry farm at the time of their arrest.

Two other Tamil civilians were killed when a Sri Lankan war plane dropped bombs in the area. A culvert on the Paranthan-Mullaitivu was blasted by the army to divert civilian traffic past an army camp.

As customary, the following day, the Sri Lankan media published reports attributed to government sources, that "seven terrorists were killed in an encounter" and that the terrorists had blasted the culvert.