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Kumudini Boat Massacre
The Kumudini or Kumuthini boat massacre (Tamil:குமுதினி படகுப் படுகொலைகள்) happened on 15 May 1985 when at least 23 minority Sri Lankan Tamil
Sri Lankan Tamil
men, women and children on a ferry boat named Kumudini sailing from the island of Delft to the island of Nainathievu
Nainathievu
were killed by Sri Lankan Navy
Sri Lankan Navy
personnel. According to eyewitness accounts six men believed to be from the Sri Lanka navy, dressed in T-shirts and blue longs and some in shorts, boarded the ferry boat. One by one the passengers were called to the aft section of the boat and told to shout their name, age, address and the destination of their journey
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Jetty
A jetty is a structure that projects from the land out into water. Often, "jetty" refers to a walkway accessing the centre of an enclosed waterbody. The term is derived from the French word jetée, "thrown", and signifies something thrown out.[1]Contents1 For regulating rivers 2 For berthing at docks 3 At entrances to jetty harbors 4 At lagoon outlets 5 Rivers5.1 At the outlet of tideless rivers 5.2 At the mouth of tidal rivers6 See also 7 Notes 8 ReferencesFor regulating rivers[edit] Another form of jetties, wing dams are extended out, opposite one another, from each bank of a river, at intervals, to contract a wide channel, and by concentration of the current to produce a deepening.[2] For berthing at docks[edit] Where docks are given sloping sides, openwork timber jetties are generally carried across the slope, at the ends of which vessels can lie in deep water or more solid structures are erected over the slope for supporting coal-tips
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Black Tigers
The Black Tigers
Black Tigers
(Tamil: கரும்புலிகள்) were a wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE), a militant Sri Lankan Tamil separatist organization. They were specially selected and trained LTTE cadres whose missions included mounting suicide attacks against military and political targets, among them Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa
Ranasinghe Premadasa
and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
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Sri Lanka Air Force
The Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Air Force (SLAF) (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රි ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව; Shri Lanka Guwan Hamudawa), (Tamil: இலங்கை விமானப்படை; Ilaṅkai Vimāṉappaṭai) is the air arm and the youngest of the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Armed Forces. It was founded in 1951 as the Royal Ceylon Air Force (RCyAF) with the assistance of the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF). The SLAF played a major role throughout the Sri Lankan Civil War. The SLAF operates more than 160 aircraft and has a projected trained strength of 27,400 airmen and 1,300 officers, who are from both regular and reserve service
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Sri Lanka Police Service
The Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Police
Police
(Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොලීසිය Shrī Lanka Polīsiya; Tamil: இலங்கை காவல் Ilaṅkai Kāval) is the civilian national police force of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The police force has a manpower of approximately 77,000, and is responsible for enforcing criminal- and traffic law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout Sri Lanka. The professional head of the police is the Inspector
Inspector
General of Police
Police
who reports to the Minister of Law and Order as well as the National Police
Police
Commission
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Special Task Force
The Special
Special
Task Force (STF) (Sinhala: විශේෂ කාර්ය බලකාය Visesha Karya Balakaya; Tamil: சிறப்பு அதிரடிப் படை) is an elite para-military forces unit of the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Police
Police
specializing in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations
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Sri Lanka Civil Security Force
The Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Civil Security Force (Sinhala: සිවිල් අාරක්ෂක බලකාය Sivil ārakshaka balakāya; Tamil: இலங்கை சிவில் பாதுகாப்பு) (also known as the Civil Defence Force) is a paramilitary militia tasked to serve as an auxiliary to the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Police. Originally the National Home Guard Service, it is directed by the Civil Security Department. The current Director General of the Civil Security Department is Chandrarathne Pallegama. The activities relating to the Home Guard Service were established under the Mobilization of Supplementary Force Act No. 40 of 1985, bringing local Home Guard militias under the command of the local police.[1] Service in the Civil Security Force is voluntary, with personnel being deployed in their home towns and villages, originally to protect the local population from attacks by the LTTE
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List Of People Assassinated By Sri Lankan Government Forces
The following is a list of notable killings attributed to armed groups under the control of the Sri Lankan government
Sri Lankan government
– Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and paramilitary groups (Home Guards/Civil Defence Force, Eelam People's Democratic Party, Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal etc.). Killings in chronological order[edit] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.Victim Position Date Location District Province Method Perpetrators RefsManamperi, PremawathiePremawathie Manamperi Beauty queen 000000001971-01-01-00001971 Kataragama
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Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Tamil Eelam
(Tamil: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், translit. Tamiḻīḻa viṭutalaip pulikaḷ, Sinhalese: දෙමළ ඊළාම් විමුක්ති කොටි, translit. Demaḷa īḷām vimukti koṭi, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) [5] was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka
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Divisions Of The Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam
Divisions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
refers to the military, intelligence and overseas divisions the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
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Air Tigers
The Air Tigers
Air Tigers
(Tamil: வான்புலிகள்) was the air-wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE), who used it against the Government of Sri Lanka
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Sea Tigers
The Sea Tigers
Sea Tigers
(Tamil: கடற்புலிகள் Kaţaṛpulikaḷ) was the naval wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam during the Sri Lankan Civil War
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List Of Attacks Attributed To The LTTE
The following is a list of chronological attacks attributed to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE), commonly known as the Tamil Tigers.[1][2][3] The attacks include massacres, bombings, robberies, ethnic cleansing, military battles and assassinations of civilian and military targets. The LTTE is a separatist militant group that fought for a separate Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
between 1976 and 2009
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Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (Sri Lanka)
Lalith Jayasinghe Tuan Nizam MuthaliffThe Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
(LRRP) (Sinhala: දිගු දුර විහිදුම් බලකාය Digu Dura Vihidum Balakaya) (Tamil:ஆழ ஊடுருவித்தாக்கும் படையணி) is a covert operation (black ops) unit of the Sri Lanka Army. This unit is also known as the Deep Penetration Unit (DPU)[1] and as the Mahasohon Brigade[2] (Mahasohona is a demon, who made unexpected attacks at night, according to Sinhalese folklore hence literally meaning the Brigade who attacked clandestinely and unexpectedly). Colonel Raj Vijayasiri of the Special
Special
Forces is credited as the main figure who introduced the DPU concept and the Mahasohon Brigade to the Special
Special
Forces.[3] LRRP units carry out the most complex and dangerous military operations of Sri Lanka
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List Of Attacks Attributed To The LTTE, 1970s
The following is a list of chronological attacks attributed to the LTTE in 1970s related to the Sri Lankan Civil War. The deadliest attacks for the decade were in 1979.Contents1 Attacks in chronological order1.1 1972 1.2 1974 1.3 1975 1.4 1976 1.5 1977 1.6 1978 1.7 19792 See also 3 ReferencesAttacks in chronological order[edit] 1972[edit]Date Attack Location Sinhalese Tamils Muslims Death toll SourcesSeptember 17 A carnival held at the Duraiappah Stadium is bombed by the Tamil New Tigers. Jaffna, Jaffna
Jaffna
Districtunknown[1]1974[edit]Throughout 1974, the Tamil New Tigers and other Tamil rebel groups launched several bomb attacks targeting the Mayor of Jaffna
Jaffna
and Jaffna civilians.[1]These include:hands bombs lobbied into a jeep at the Kankesanturai
Kankesanturai
Police Station[citation needed] dynamite ignited at the home of V
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List Of Attacks Attributed To The LTTE, 1980s
The following is a list of chronological attacks attributed to the LTTE in 1980s during the Sri Lankan Civil War
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