Schools - Articles

August 20, 2000
Place: Mullaithivu

Source: TamilNet
School damaged in air raid
Ampalavan Pokkanai School in Puthukudiyiruppu in the north-eastern Mullaithivu district was damaged in an air raid by Sri Lanka Air Force's newly acquired Mig-27 jets on 15 August, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said Saturday. [ Full Story ]
April 29, 2000
Place: Mutur

Source: TamilNet
School shifted due to Navy bombarding
The Government Tamil Mixed School (GTMS) in Ilankanthai has been shifted to a safer location in the interior for fear of further attacks by Sri Lanka Naval gunboats Department of Education officials in Mutur said today. The classes for the children were conducted under trees following the SLN attack yesterday as there are no buildings in the interior for running the school they said. [ Full Story ]
December 6, 1997
Place: Kaithady

Source: TamilNet
School teacher shot dead
A school teacher identified as S. Raveenthiran was shot dead by the SLA in Kaithady in Jaffna last night around 9.30 p.m. The Chavakachcheri Police brought his body to the Jaffna hospital mortuary today claiming that it was that of an LTTE activist. [ Full Story ]
August 19, 1997
Place: Jaffna

Source: TamilCanadian
14,000 Young Children Staying Away From School
The Sinhalese military occupation of Jaffna has led to an extremely worrying situation with regard to education. It is estimated that some 14,000 children between year 2 and year 5 are not being sent to classes because parents feel the peninsula is neither safe enough under military rule, nor are there any facilities available for children since the army occupation began. Under the indigenous LTTE administration of Jaffna, educational facilities for the very young were plentiful and special educational care was provided to children of these ages. [ Full Story ]
August 4, 1997
Place: Kanakarayankulam

Source: TamilNet
Tamil school burnt out!
The Kanakarayankulam maha vidyalam (school) and everything inside is completely burnt out from sustained Sri Lankan army shelling and aerial bombing. Mi24s and Kfir jets regularly targeted the school building which is now in ruins. Throughout their genocidal assault Sinhala armed forces have deliberately focused artillery and bombs on Tamil schools, places of worship and public buildings. [ Full Story ]
July 3, 1997
Place: Mankulam

Source: TamilNet
Tamil school bombed, two children critical
Low-flying Sri Lankan Kfir jets struck at a Tamil school in Munrumurippu Palapani (Mankulam) yesterday. [ Full Story ]
February 3, 1997
Place: Kilinochchi

Source: TamilNet
Sri Lankan Army has shelled 24 schools in Kilinochchi
Many Tamil school children in Kilinochchi are reduced to taking classes outside because Sri Lanka has bombed 24 schools in the district. [ Full Story ]
January 7, 1994
Place: Atchuvely

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Atchuvely Maha Vidyalayam attacked!
At about 11 a.m. on Friday, 7 January 1994, a Sri Lankan helicopter fired many rounds from 50 calibre guns on the Atchuvely Maha Vidyalayam. The school was in session at the time of the attack. As the helicopter launched its attack, there was pandemonium - students and teachers ran to find shelter. Many of the school buildings were damaged. A bullet pierced the leg of a GCE (0/L) girl student named M.Rameenarani. She was taken to the Jaffna Hospital. [ Full Story ]
January 7, 1994
Place: Atchuvely

Source: Network
Atchuvely Maha Vidyalayam attacked
At about 11 a.m. on Friday, 7 January 1994, a Sri Lankan helicopter fired many rounds from 50 calibre guns on the Atchuvely Maha Vidyalayam. The school was in session at the time of the attack. As the helicopter launched its attack, there was pandemonium - students and teachers ran to find shelter. Many of the school buildings were damaged. A bullet pierced the leg of a GCE (0/L) girl student named M.Rameenarani. She was taken to the Jaffna Hospital.(Network, published by the International Federation of Tamils, January 1994) [ Full Story ]
December 30, 1993
Place: Chavakacheri

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Drieberg's College in Chavakacheri attacked!
On Thursday 30 December 1993, Sri Lanka Air Force planes attacked Drieberg's College in Chavakacheri which is the oldest English School in Thenmaradachy. The Principal's office and a number of other school buildings were badly damaged. [ Full Story ]
December 30, 1993
Place: Chavakacheri

Source: Network
Drieberg's College in Chavakacheri attacked
On Thursday 30 December 1993, Sri Lanka Air Force planes attacked Drieberg's College in Chavakacheri which is the oldest English School in Thenmaradachy. The Principal's office and a number of other school buildings were badly damaged. .(Network, published by the International Federation of Tamils, January 1994) [ Full Story ]
November 26, 1993
Place: Kokuvil

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Sri Ramakrishna Saratha Ladies College bombed!
Sri Lankan supersonic jet targeted the Sri Ramakrishna Saratha Ladies College in Kokuvil. The Vice Principal of the school , Mrs. T.Sri Pathmanathan, a teacher and some students, six in all, were injured. The Science laboratory was damaged. The Principal of the college told reporters that when the sound of the plane was heard, the teachers and children rushed out of the school building to take shelter underneath nearby trees. The teachers and students who were the last to rush out were injured. Two other houses were also badly damaged! [ Full Story ]