On 17th January 1989, LTTE attacked one of the last remaining
Sinhalese Villages on Vavuniya – Anuradhapura district border. Heavily mutilated
bodies of 9 civilians including women and children found while 7 survived
serious cut injuries caused by sharp weapons
On 2nd February 1989, just two days prior to the national
independence day, a group of over 50 LTTE cadres armed with machetes, swords and
firearms attacked Bogamuyaya Sinhalese village in Ampara.
Eleven innocent civilians including women and infants were
hacked to them after subjecting them to brutal torture
On 11th February 1989, LTTE terrorists carried out a brutal
attack on Dutuwawa, A Sinhala village in the Horowpathana killing 37 villagers
including 20 children, five women and one Buddhist monk in the night.
The terrorist used firearms, swords and knifes to massacre the
civilians who were in their sleep. They also set ablaze the houses of their
victims, burning some of the injured victims alive.
Police later found that 26 houses completely gutted and only
the charred bodies of victims remained. According to the eyewitness accounts the
terrorists had dumped the crying children into wells. 5 others with critical
injuries were airlifted to Colombo.
On 11th February 1989, on the same night of the Dutuwawa
massacre, the terrorists attacked another neighbouring village Singhapura.
Six civilians were tortured to death while seven others
sustained serious wounds caused by sharp weapons.
On 27th February 1989, a group of over 100 LTTE terrorists
wielding swords, machetes, clubs and firearms stormed Borawewa ancient Sinhalese
village in Polonnaruwa in the middle of the night.
The terrorists carried out house-to-house murder of innocent
civilians who were still on their sleeping mats. The terrorists slaughtered 38
civilians including large number of children, and women after brutally maiming
Only 3 people in the village survived with serious cut wounds.
Most of the children were clubbed to death, while some of infants were killed
smashing them onto the walls of their houses while their parents watching. All
adult victims were killed after chopping out their body parts one by one until