Military List Of Sri Lankan civil war Battles

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List of every major Sri Lankan civil war battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Sri Lankan civil war battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Sri Lankan civil war, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Sri Lankan civil war list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Sri Lankan civil war battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different battles, including Battle of Mullaitivu and 2008–09 Battle of Kilinochchi.

Kokkilai offensive

The Kokkilai offensive was a military operation carried out by the Tamil Tigers in Kokkilai, Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka. It is claimed this was the first attack by LTTE on a Sri Lankan Army barrack. Ravi Jayewardene, brother of then President of Sri Lanka JR Jayewardene reported to the National Security Council that the Kokkilai attack was a full-scale armed confrontation and said the Tamil Tigers were becoming a ‘sophisticated enemy.’ It is believed Tamil Tigers’ Ranjan Kanagaratnam died in this attack, he was the son of Sri Lankan Member of Parliament late K. Kanagaratnam. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Kokkilai, Sri Lanka

Part of: Eelam War I, Sri Lankan Civil War

Combatants: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam


1997 Vavunathivu Offensive

The 1997 Vavunathivu Offensive was a military operation in which the Tamil Tigers captured Vavunathivu Army camp from the Sri Lankan Army. The Tamil Tigers are believed to have captured large amounts of weapons & ammunitions in this operation. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Sri Lanka

Part of: Sri Lankan Civil War

Combatants: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam


2008–09 Battle of Kilinochchi

The Battle of Kilinochchi was a land battle fought between the Sri Lankan Military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for the control of the town of Kilinochchi in the Northern Theater of Eelam War IV during the Sri Lankan civil war between November 2008 and January 2009. The town of Kilinochchi was the administrative center and de facto capital of the LTTE's proposed state of Tamil Eelam. The Sri Lankan Army conducted an offensive through the months of November and December 2008 during which three attempts were made to capture the town during the month of December. These were thwarted by the LTTE, and both sides claimed that they suffered minimal casualties while inflicting maximum ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Part of: 2008–09 Sri Lankan Army Northern offensive, Sri Lankan Civil War

Combatants: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam


Attack on Galle Harbour

Attack on Galle Harbour was a suicide attack carried out by fifteen Sea Tigers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the commercial Galle Harbour and Sri Lanka Navy base SLNS Dakshina in the tourist town of Galle in southern Sri Lanka. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Galle, Sri Lanka

Part of: Sri Lankan civil war

Combatants: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam