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Humanitarian Workers Killed & NGOs Attacked

From 2006 to 2007 August

by Tamil Centre for Human Rights, September 9, 2007

Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) - 24 August 2006

Jaffna office of the Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation was looted and burned by armed men. Intruders forced a night watchman to leave the office and then destroyed computers, files and other equipment before setting the building on fire.

Rest of TCHR report to UN Human Rights Council

 

Humanitarian workers

 

46 Humanitarian staff killed in Sri Lanka

by the security forces and the paramilitary

since January 2006

(Listed by organisations in alphabetical order)

Name Organization Date
Mr. Primus Anandarajah Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. Matahavarasa Ketheeswaran Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. G. Sreethraran Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. Narmathan Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. R. Arulraj Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. P. Pratheeban Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. M. Rishikeshan  Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. Y Kodeeswaran Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Ms. K. Kovarthani Action Contre La Faim (ACF)

04/08/2006

Ms. S. Romila Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Ms. V.Kokilavathani  Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Ms. G. Kavitha Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. S. Ganesh Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. Abdul Latif Mohamed Jauffer Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. A. Jaseelan Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. K. Koneshwaran Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. Muraleetharan  Action Contre La Faim (ACF) 04/08/2006
Mr. Arumainayagam Alloysius Danish De-mining Group - DDG 23/07/2007
Mr. Sivarasa Vimalarasa Danish De-mining Group - DDG 19/06/2007
Mr. Thambiah Tharmasiri Danish De-mining Group - DDG 11/01/2006
Mr. Narayanamoorthy Kandeepan  Danish De-mining Group - DDG 11/01/2006
Mr. Nagarasa Narenthiran Halo Trust 09/02/2007
Mr. C. Rajendran Halo Trust 09/01/2007
Mr. Subramaniam Parameswaran Halo Trust 04/01/2007
Mr. Gunaratnam Logithas Halo Trust 04/02/2006
Mr. Charles Huston Ravindran Halo Trust 5/11/2006
Mr. Rasiah Muraleeswaran Housing devel. for tsunami victims  08/07/2006
Mr. Pathmanathan Shanmugaratnam HUDEC 10/04/2006
Mr. Selvendra Pradeepkumar HUDEC 10/04/2006
Mr. Sinnarajah Shanmuganathan ICRC 1/06/2007
Mr. Karthigesu Chandramohan ICRC 1/06/2007
Mr. Mohamed Z. Mohamed Rizvi Methodist Community Org.(UMCOR) 06/08/2007
Mr. Jeyaruban Gnanapragasam Norwegian Refugee Council  15/05/206
Nagarasa Thavaranjitham Sri Lanka Red Cross 20/08/2006
Mr. Kasinathar Ganeshalingam Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 29/01/2006
Mr. Thangarasa Karthirkamar Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 29/01/2006
Ms Thanushkodi Premini   Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 30/01/2006
Mr. Thamiraja Vasantharajan Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 30/01/2006
Mr. Shanmuganathan Sujendran Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 30/01/2006
Mr. Kailyapillai Ravinthiran Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 30/01/2006
Mr. Arunesara Satheeskaran  Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 30/01/2006
Mr. Krishnapillai Kamalanathan Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO)   02/07/2006
Mr. Muthuraja Aruleswaran Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO) 24/03/2007
Mr. P. Jestly Julian UN agency UNOPS 24/08/2006
Mr. Ratnam Ratnarajah World Bank assisted (NEIAP) 26/05/2006
Mr Ragunathan Ramalingam   World Concern Devel. Org. 11/09/2006

                                             

 

 

Humanitarian staff injured

by the security forces and paramilitary in the recent past

Name Incident Date Organisation
A Serbian aid worker Injured  21/05/2006 Non-violent Peace Force group         
Mr. Thangarasa Mukunthan Injured 12/06/2006 White Pigeon, Jaffna
Mr. Anthonio Mahalucgs
Philippine national
Injured 13/06/2006 Mercy Corps
Mr. Kanthasami Sivasuthan Army assault 18/07/2006 Tamil Rehabilitation Org.(TRO)

 

 

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Attacks on NGO offices

by the security forces and paramilitary in the recent past

 

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – 14 August 1997

Sri Lankan Airforce dropped two bombs towards 5 km southeast of Mallavi, where MSF has rehabilitated a hospital and provides gynecological, pediatric, and nursing care.

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National Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka - 22 January 2002

Sri Lankan Police officer, Mr. Ranman Kodithuwakku (A.S.P) behaved arrogantly and intimidated the NHRC officer and challenge the authority of the Commission, claiming that it had no right to investigate his affairs.

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Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission - SLMM, Batticaloa – 15 January 2006

An unoccupied vehicle parked in the compound of the SLMM was bombed.

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Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission - SLMM, Trincomalee – 18 January 2006

Due to increasing violence, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission - SLMM is suspended its operations in the northeastern Trincomalee district.

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Inter SOS, ZOA and Non-Violent Peace Force – 21 May 2006

Grenades were lobbed at the offices of three international non-governmental organizations, in government controlled Muttur. One foreign representative of the Non-Violent Peace Force and a local worker were injured in the grenade attacks.

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Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) - 24 August 2006

Jaffna office of the Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation was looted and burned by armed men. Intruders forced a night watchman to leave the office and then destroyed computers, files and other equipment before setting the building on fire.

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Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) - 4 September 2006

Sri Lankan government has frozen the bank accounts of Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO).

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Action Contre La Faim (ACF) – 7 September 2006

Following the murders of 17 of its staff members, ACF has announced it will be suspending reconstruction work in Sri Lanka. The organization will maintain a reduced presence in the country.

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – 30 September 2006

"On Saturday September 30 around 11p.m. a grenade exploded in front of the ICRC, Jaffna office. The explosion caused only material damage to the building.

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Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – 30 September 2006

Since the September 30, false allegations have been leveled in the Sri Lankan media accusing MSF teams of participating in the conflict. Simultaneously MSF received a letter from the government canceling their existing visas and asking them to leave the country.

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The Australian Red Cross – 18 October 2006

The Australian Red Cross announced it was temporarily suspending field activities in and around Jaffna.