Tampalakamam massacre

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Tampalakamam massacre happened on February 3, 1998 when eight (8) minority Sri Lankan Tamil civilians were taken to the nearby police station and shot dead by Sri Lankan police and majority Sinhalese home guards. The victims include a 13 and a 17 year old boy.[1] Later one of the accused in the murder case was shot dead by unknown gunmen[2]

Incident[edit]

On the day of the incident about twenty (20) police arrested the victims. After taking the victims inside the police post they were shot at close range. The Kantalai police reportedly went house to house pressuring the families to write and sign statement stating that those victims were killed by the LTTE or that they were killed by members of the LTTE. Later a national television channel reported that six (6) LTTE cadres were killed at Tampalakamam .[3]

Result[edit]

The alleged police officers have not been arrested. They were instead transferred to Kantalai police station and are still on duty.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amnesty International Report". Amnesty International.org. Retrieved 2006-01-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Tampalakamam accused shot dead". Tamilnet.com. Retrieved 2006-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Amnesty International Report". Amnesty International.org. Archived from the original on 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Amnesty International Report". Amnesty International.org. Archived from the original on 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2007-02-28.