killings of civilians in Batticaloa - 19 killed

Place: Batticaloa | Courtesy: TRAG
| Date: 19900709

The bodies of Tamil civilians were found dumped in public places in Batticaloa. In Batticaloa town, five bodies were recovered on July 6, and ten more on July 14. Four bodies were found in Kaluvanchikudiyiruppu on July 9.

Bodies were also found floating in the lagoon and half burnt bodies had earlier been found on the beach near Kalmunai on 22 June 1990.

The Sri Lanka Army which was operating in the area is blamed for the killings. There was no government inquiry into the deaths.