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Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USA

TCHR: Killing and Disappearances of Tamils 1956 - 2007

 

 

Recorded figures of arrests, killings, disappearances, rapes,

displacements and injuries to the Tamils in the

North East, Colombo and other regions

(1956-2007 August)

Tamil Centre for Human Rights - TCHR

Email : tchr@tchr.net / tchrdip@tchr.net        
Website : www.tchr.net

Year

Arrest/Torture

Disap.***

Killing

Rape

Injuries

Displaced

1956*

-

-

150

20

300

3000

1958*

-

-

355

100

350

35000

1960

60

-

-

15

200

-

1972

37

-

-

-

18

-

1973

35

-

-

-

24

-

1974

25

-

9

-

15

-

1977*

45

-

150

90

35

15000

1979

150

22

13

13

15

-

1981*

200

4

35

50

37

5000

1982

300

-

47

45

22

-

1983*

1425

571

6000

750

3383

250000

1984

8257

203

872

214

1720

-

1985

3616

246

777

399

1372

1000

1986

4675

178

889

475

1560

-

1987**

2935

1303

3714

1257

8062

297250

1988**

2460

1253

2929

1219

4502

253000

1989**

4761

1528

1475

1031

2858

-

1990

2555

9381

5798

816

5601

78600

1991

3244

1847

4360

751

4917

1500

1992

2835

1780

3769

691

4020

-

1993

2929

676

2983

410

2885

-

1994

13363

536

2470

424

1663

-

1995

3565

934

3481

779

5028

500000

1996

18870

1678

4074

894

3265

335000

1997

5430

1463

4056

811

1731

255000

1998

9382

1338

2161

342

2909

34500

1999

16639

177

1661

339

1864

51000

2000

4217

134

1573

336

2442

192000

2001

182

5

88

131

120

67000

2002

16

-

32

21

101

16959

2003

22

5

45

4

52

-

2004

16

4

87

10

61

-

2005

177

194

243

45

338

-

2006

1175

1064

1292

85

2095

279200

2007Aug.

3368

316

565

30

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110000

Total

116966

26840

56153

12597

63565

2780009

 

(actual figures higher than documented so far)

Tamil Centre for Human Rights - TCHR Centre Tamoul pour les Droits de l'Homme

* = Communal riots                       ** = Indian Peace Keeping Forces - IPKF

*** = Only 2% of the disappeared have been found