122 people killed in Kilinochchi in 2 months!
| Date: 19970830
The Confederation of People's Organisations, based in Vanni, compiled a list of 122 Tamil civilians who had been murdered by Sri Lankan troops operating in the vicinity of Kilinochchi town and its surroundings.
73 other civilians had disappeared in the region.
Most of the dead had been shot or killed with knives, and their bodies subsequently mutilated. The bodies were often found by roads in the area.
The Sri Lankan army captured Kilinochchi and the surrounding area in late 1996, following a major operation which disaplaced the 200,000 Tamil residents of the area. Most of those killed or disappeared had returned to the area to inspect their abandoned homes and property.
Casualities: 122 Killed, 73 Disappeared!