INDICTMENT AGAINST SRI LANKA
The Charge is Ethnic Cleansing
SRI LANKA AIRFORCE
STRAFES TAMIL VILLAGES
December 1993/January 1994
Network, published by International Federation of
Tamils reported in January 1994...
Manal Aru bombed on
29 December 1993.
At about 8.40 a.m on Monday, 28 December 1993, two
Sri Lanka Airforce bombers dropped five bombs in
Alampil, a village in the Manal Aru area. Five houses
were damaged. The Multi Purpose Coop Society building
was completely destroyed. Siyamani Komala (aged 4) and
her brother Siyamani Theepan (aged 12) were killed.
Another young girl Priya (aged 18) was also killed by
the attack. Siyamani Jayaranjani (aged 8), a sister of
the deceased Komala and Theepan, and who was taken to
the Killinochchi Hospital, later succumbed to her
injuries and died.
Kumilamunai bombed on 31 December.
At about 10.15 a.m. on Friday, 31 December 1993, a
Sri Lanka Air Force Argentine made Puccaro bomber
dropped four bombs on Kumilamunai in the Manal Aru
area. A young woman, Sutsuthananthy was killed on the
spot. Two houses were razed to the ground.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, 29 December 1993 at the
Jaffna Hospital, a woman victim of the Sri Lanka Airforce
bombing on 5 December , succumbed to her injuries and
died. She was Aseerwatham Ranee of Gurunagar, aged 43.
died. Twenty five civilians died in that attack on
Gurunagar and Passaiyoor on 5 December. More than 70 were
Thondamanaru strafed by helicopters on 7
On the same day, at about 10 a.m. there were
helicopter strafing at Thondamanru in the Vadamartchy
area. The Veerakathipllai school was attacked. The
children and teachers escaped without injuries but the
school building was damaged. Heli attacks also took
place in Navandil, Udupiddy, Valvettiturai, Putur and
Avarangal villages on 7 January.