List of Assassinations of The Sri Lankan Civil War - Assassinations - Religious Figures

Religious Figures

Victim Position Date Location Method Perpetrator(s)
Father Mary Bastian Catholic priest; human rights activist 6 January 1985 Vankalai, Mannar District Shot Sri Lankan security forces are blamed.
Father Thiruchelvam Nihal Jim Brown Catholic priest 2006 Allaippiddi, Jaffna District? Disappeared and found dead Sri Lankan Navy is blamed.
Father Chandra Fernando Catholic priest; human rights activist 6 June 1988 Batticaloa Shot EPRLF is blamed. PLOTE is blamed by TamilNet.
Venerable Hegoda Sri Indrasara Chief Incumbent (Priest), Vidyananda Maha Pirivena 2 June 1987 Arantalawa, Ampara District Shot/hacked LTTE is blamed.
Father George Jeyarajasingham Methodist priest; human rights activist 13 December 1984 Mannar District Shot Sri Lankan Army is blamed.
Father M. X. Karunaratnam North East Secretariat on Human Rights (NESoHR) 20 April 2008 Mannankulam Claymore attack Sri Lankan Army's LRRP is blamed.
Venerable Sivashri Kungaraja Kurukkal Hindu priest; Chief Priest, Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee 21 September 2008 Shot LTTE is blamed.
Venerable Hadungamuwe Nandarathene Chief Incumbent (Priest), Sri Pabbattharamaya Temple, Mahadivulwewa-Stage 1, Morawewa 14 May 2007 Morawewa Shot LTTE is blamed.
Most Venerable Matara Kithalagama Sri Seelalankara Nayaka Thero aka Dimbulagala Hamuduruwo Buddhist priest; Chief Incumbent (Priest), Dimbulagala Temple, Polonnaruwa District 26 May 1995 Dimbulagala Shot LTTE is blamed.
Father Nicholas Pillai Pakiaranjith Catholic priest; aid worker 26 September 2007 Kalvilaan, Mannar District Roadside bombing Sri Lankan Army's LRRP is blamed.
Venerable Selliah Parameswaran Kurukkal Hindu priest; Chief Priest, Santhiveli Pilleyar Kovil, Batticaloa 11 February 2007 Batticaloa Shot LTTE is blamed. Ven. Selliah Parameswaran Kurukkal was the Hindu priest who garlanded and welcomed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to the Vaharai area after it was captured from the Tamil Tigers.
Venerable Bakamune Subaddalanakara Thero Buddhist priest 4 June 1986 Andankulam, Trincomalee District shot LTTE is blamed by the government.

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