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Sri Lanka's Genocidal War - '95 to '01
Extra Judicial Killings...
British Refugee Council, Sri Lanka Monitor reported in its January 1999 issue:
"A young man was killed and two others were wounded when an Airforce helicopter fired on refugees returning to Jaffna from the Vanni on 28 January. The incident took place at Manputty where refugees from Pooneryn on the mainland land and thereafter are transported by the Army to Gurunagar.
Reports say that in January, 17 people were killed in the Jaffna peninsula. Unidentified gunmen shot dead Nixon near Jaffna town on 4 January. On 23 January, the Army killed fisherman A Thiviyarajah in Gurunagar for violating curfew....
... S Thayalaruban 17, who was returning home after attending a cultural event was shot dead by the Army on 31 January in Udupiddy.
....Complaints have been made to the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission that the Army has arrested many youths in southern Thenmaratchy and northern Vadamaratchy. In these cases, receipts confirming arrests had not been issued to relatives. Three youths, including Rajappu Peter, 19, of Point Pedro were detained in mid-January. S Selvaratnam of Kayts Island has been removed by the security forces to Colombo for interrogation. A Kanagaratnam was detained in Valvettithurai on 14 January. Two days later, N Vasanthan, 15, was arrested in Nallur...(British Refugee Council, Sri Lanka Monitor, January 1999)