Sri Lanka: Reports of extrajudicial executions during May 1995
This document is concerned with reports received by AI that at least a dozen civilians have been killed in northern Sri Lanka during May 1995. Some of the killings appear to have been reprisals for attacks by members of the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) on members of the security forces after the end the truce on 18 April. Other killings reportedly occurred during cordon-and-search operations when individual members of the security forces resorted to killing as an alternative to arrest. Members of the police, army, Special Task Force, as well as Muslim Home Guards are reported to have been responsible for the killings.