Rape - Articles

February 7, 2001
Place: Batticaloa

Source: TamilNet
Woman raped by STF soldier
A woman was raped by a Special Task Force (STF) elite soldier at Cheddipaalayam in the eastern Batticaloa on Monday police and hospital sources said. The victim, a mother of two, was admitted to Batticaloa hospital. [ Full Story ]
July 12, 2000
Place: Mannar

Source: TamilNet
Seven charged in Hamilitta case
The police filed charge-sheets against seven Sri Lanka Army soldiers at the Mannar courts Tuesday, who allegedly raped and murdered a young woman, Ida Hamalitta, at Pallimunai in Mannar in July 1999. The police investigators submitted a list of witness and seven productions in support of the charges, legal sources in the north-western town said. [ Full Story ]
July 6, 2000
Place: Batticaloa

Source: TamilNet
MP reads out raped woman's letter
Speaking on the extension of the emergency in Parliament Thursday, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) MP for Batticaloa Mr. Joseph Pararajasingham read out a letter written to the Sri Lanka's National Human Rights Commission by a seventy year old woman of Neervely in Jaffna who was raped and robbed by Sri Lankan army personnel on May 31. [ Full Story ]
June 9, 2000
Place: Sri Lanka

Source: TamilNet
Male Tamil detainees raped - report
At least 1 in 5 male Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka have suffered sexual abuse, including rape, according to The Lancet, the British medical weekly. "We believe that sexual abuse of Tamil men in detention is common in Sri Lanka," a report by the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture published in The Lancet said, adding that the number of victims "is probably higher [than 20%] as some will not have reported it." [ Full Story ]
March 14, 2000
Place: Sri Lanka

Source: BBC
UN worry over Sri Lanka rapes
The United Nations rapporteur on violence against women has called on the Sri Lankan government to prosecute soldiers who have been accused of raping and murdering women and girls. [ Full Story ]
January 6, 2000
Place: Jaffna

Source: Collection
BRUTAL GANG-RAPE AND MURDER OF YOUNG WOMAN BY SRI LANKA NAVY
On the evening of Tuesday 28th December 1999, Sarathambal Saravanbavananthakurukal, of a Hindu Brahmin family, was forcibly dragged from her home, in Pungudutivu, near Jaffna Peninsula, by Sri Lankan Navy soldiers. They then gang-raped and murdered her in cold blood. The body of the 29 year-old mother was found the following morning, under leaves, not far from her home near Kannaki Amman Temple. [ Full Story ]
December 31, 1999
Place: Jaffna

Source: TamilNet
Young mother gang-raped and murdered
A young woman was gang-raped and murdered by unidentified gunmen near Kannakai Amman Temple in Punguduthivu, an islet off Jaffna peninsula, Tuesday night, residents said. Her body, covered with Palmyrah leaves, was found yesterday morning, about 100 metres from her house, they added. [ Full Story ]
December 14, 1999
Place: Colombo

Source: TamilNet
Schoolgirl raped
A group of 5, including a Sri Lanka Army deserter, sexually assaulted a 13 year old school girl, in Mawanella about 55 km, east of Colombo on the Kandy road, said sources. [ Full Story ]
December 5, 1999
Place: -

Source: TamilNet
Young mother gang-raped and murdered
A young woman was gang-raped and murdered by unidentified gunmen near Kannakai Amman Temple in Punguduthivu, an islet off Jaffna peninsula, Tuesday night, residents said. Her body, covered with Palmyrah leaves, was found yesterday morning, about 100 metres from her house, they added. [ Full Story ]
November 29, 1998
Place: Batticaloa

Source: TamilNet
Tortured, raped detainee set free
Ehamparam Dhamayanthi, a young woman of 20 years from Kommanthurai, accused of withholding information about Liberation Tigers and kept in detention for more than 22 months, was found innocent by the Batticaloa High Courts and was released from jail. The Police had filed a case against her under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) when she was arrested by the security forces on the 2nd February 1997, said legal sources in Batticaloa. [ Full Story ]
October 17, 1998
Place: Jaffna

Source: TamilNet
Navy sailors rape teenager
Three Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) personnel abducted and raped 16 year old school girl from Arasady road in Vaddukoddai, 9 km. north.west of Jaffna centre, on Saturday October 17 around 9.30 p.m, said sources there. [ Full Story ]
October 6, 1998
Place: Chavakachcheri

Source: TamilNet
Twelve year old girl raped
A twelve year old girl, returning from school, was sexually assaulted by a Sri Lankan Army (SLA) soldier in Sangathaanai in Chavakachcheri, east of Jaffna, last Friday said sources there. The girl, Pushpamalar, has been admitted to the Jaffna Hospital. The soldier is said to be a former deserter who had re-joined the army accepting the Sri Lankan government's amnesty. [ Full Story ]
July 16, 1998
Place: Jaffna

Source: LTTE press release
Bodies of two Tamil women found in Jaffna
Bodies of two Tamil women have been found in a decomposed state in Jaffna. Postmortem report reveal that the two women were tortured and raped before being killed by the Sinhala army. The body of Nagalingam Pavani (46) was found in Thirunelveli while the body of the other women was found in the coast of Crow Island, off Jaffna town. [ Full Story ]
May 7, 1998
Place: Mannar

Source: TamilNet
SL soldiers kill mentally ill woman who resisted rape
Sri Lankan armed forces last Thursday shot dead a Tamil mental patient after she resisted their attempts to sexually abuse her. The killings took place on 30 April in Nochchikulam (Mannar) after the 36 year old woman accidentally strayed near an army checkpost and then resisted soldiers' attempts to rape her. The woman was well-known by the local military and public to be a mental patient. [ Full Story ]
Sept. 5, 1997
Place: Jaffna

Source: TamilCanadian
6-Year Old Girl Gang-Raped By Jaffna Soldiers
Sinhalese soldiers have gang-raped a six-year old Tamil girl at an army checkpoint in Atchuveli (Jaffna). The rape was so violent that the girl is currently fighting for her life in Jaffna teaching hospital. Six-year old Palanthi was stopped on her way to school by soldiers of the Kathiripai military checkpoint. She was then dragged into the confines of the checkpoint and raped by one soldier after another, leaving her with severe physical injuries. This is the second incident of its kind within a few months. Recently a twelve-year old girl from the same area was raped in a similar manner by Sri Lankan soldiers. Parents of school children in Jaffna have been compelled to chaperone their children to school and back every day to avoid such happenings. [ Full Story ]
July 19, 1997
Place: Jaffna

Source: TamilCanadian
Volunteer Teacher Gang-Raped By Soldiers - Jaffna
A 20-year old volunteer teacher, Krishnapillai Santhirakala, was gang-raped by Sinhala soldiers as she walked from her workplace to her home in Karanavai (Vadamaradchy). This is a pattern emerging in army-occupied Tamil areas where local girls are brutally raped in retaliation for refusing marriage offers from members of the armed forces. Sri Lanka's commanding officers have not responded to local people's protests about such incidents. [ Full Story ]
July 17, 1997
Place: Araly South

Source: TamilNet
Tamil school girl raped
A Tamil school girl in Araly South (occupied Jaffna) on her way to a leading Jaffna school was dragged by two Sinhala soldiers to a secluded spot where she was beaten senseless and raped. The 17-year old girl is currently in Jaffna teaching hospital with severe injuries. [ Full Story ]
July 17, 1997
Place: Jaffna

Source: TamilCanadian
Tamil School Girl Raped
A Tamil school girl in Araly South (occupied Jaffna) on her way to a leading Jaffna school was dragged by two Sinhala soldiers to a secluded spot where she was beaten senseless and raped. The 17-year old girl is currently in Jaffna teaching hospital with severe injuries. [ Full Story ]
January 11, 1997
Place: Tamil Eelam

Source: South China Morning Post
150 raped by law enforcers last year, say rights groups
Human rights activists claim more than 150 women, mostly minority Tamils, were raped by police and armed forces personnel last year. [ Full Story ]
January 9, 1997
Place: Batticaloa

Source: Collection
Tamil mother and daughter raped and other Tamil civilians killed
"Three Tamil women, including a mother and daughter, were raped at their home by soldiers on 9 January at Thiyavattavan in Batticaloa District. Two soldiers were taken into custody a week later by police. [ Full Story ]
January 4, 1997
Place: Batticaloa

Source: TamilCanadian
Commandos Rape Married Woman
Sri Lankan commandos of the Mansoor Tileworks army camp (Batticaloa) have raped and caused grievous injury to a Tamil woman carrying food to her husband. She was on her way to a paddy field where her husband was working when Sri Lankan STF troops intercepted her, raped her at gun-point then beat her viciously about the body. She is currently undergoing treatment at Batticaloa hospital. [ Full Story ]
January 2, 1997
Place: Batticaloa

Source: TamilCanadian
More Rapes - Stf Discipline Breaking Down
Sri Lankan soldiers have violently raped three Tamil women in Batticaloa. At 3am (January 2nd) troops broke into a Tamil house where a mother, daughter and woman relative were sleeping. The rapes took place at gun-point. Neighbours later admitted all three to Valaichenai hospital. The soldiers are members of the STF, the so-called elite force of the Sri Lankan army. Rapes by the STF are said to be occurring on a regular basis in Sri Lankan-occupied areas. Last week, two incidents were reported in Mandoor, fuelling anxieties that military discipline in occupied territory is rapidly breaking down, especially in Batticaloa. Local Tamil women live in terror of the STF whose recent record of indiscipline is staggering. [ Full Story ]
November 12, 1996
Place: Atchuvely

Source: HURT
A 10 year old girl Thenuka was raped!
Selverajah Theenuka is a 10 year old Tamil Hindu girl, living in Pathmeni, Atchuvely on the Jaffna Peninsula. A 5th grade student, she was on her way to school last Tuesday (12th November 96). At 8.15, she was abducted by Sri Lankan soldiers and taken to the Sri Lankan army's Puttur V.C. camp. There, she was stripped and raped repeatedly by Sinhala soldiers. When they had finished, the soldiers released the child. [ Full Story ]
November 12, 1996
Place: Atchuvely

Source: HURT
Child Rape by Sri Lanka Army
Selverajah Theenuka is a 10 year old Tamil I-Iindu girl, living in Pathmeni, Atchuvely on the Jaffna Peninsula. A Sth grade student, she was on her way to school last Tuesday (l2th November 96). At 8.15, she was abducted by Sri Lankan soldiers and taken to the Sri Lankan army's Puttur V.C. camp. There, she was stripped and raped repeatedly by Sinhala soldiers. When they had finished, the soldiers released [ Full Story ]
November 0, 1996
Place: -

Source: TamilNet
Gang Rapes by Sinhala Occupying Army Multiply
"A young Tamil woman detained along with thousands of other Tamils in Vavuniya has died after being violently gang-raped by eight Sinhala soldiers guarding the camp. [ Full Story ]
June 12, 1991
Place: Batticaloa District.

Source:
Kokaddicholai massacre: 82 Tamils were killed
This massacre took place in the villages of Kokaddicholai, Mahiladai Teevu and Muthalai Kuddah in the Batticaloa District. Nearly 450 houses were looted and burnt. Some were burnt alive by the rampaging armed forces of the Sri Lankan Government. Many were barbarously clubbed and hacked to death. [ Full Story ]
Sept. 5, 1990
Place: Pullumalai

Source: Local Media
Five Tamil girls were raped and killed
Five Tamil girls were abducted by the army, raped and killed. Their bodies were later found in a well. Another six civilians from the same villagers were arrested by the Sri Lankan army on teh same day, three of them later escaped, other three were shot dead. [ Full Story ]
August 17, 1990
Place: Muthur

Source: Local Media
14 Tamil civilians were killed!
In a small village in the area of Muthur, 14 people were shot and killed. 3 women among them were raped by the Sri Lankan soldiers and then killed by the military. [ Full Story ]
Sept. 11, 1984
Place: Vavuniya

Source:
Sixteen Tamils were killed and 10 injured
A long distance coach was hijacked near Vavuniya, while on its way from Colombo to Jaffna, by Sri Lankan security armed forces. The coach was driven to a lonely spot on the Mannar Road, where the women and children were chased into the jungle, and the men were shot at as they attempted to flee. Sixteen Tamils were killed and 10 were injured. [ Full Story ]