IPKF, the so called Indian peace keeping force, committed horrendous atrocities in Eezham – killing an estimated 20,000. Mass Murders, Rape, Media censorship were rife. In order to please the Sri Lankan Government so that Sri Lanka would stay in Indian camp, the IPKF set to silence the Tamils once and for all.
Tamil villages were destroyed and in their places the sinhalese were encouraged to migrate to dilute the population.Many Tamil youth were bundled into army vans, never to return. Mass burial sites of those killed are still being found in the North east.
Peaceful protests fired at, Hospitals and media offices bombed. Non violent fast unto death protesters demanding IPKF not to set up Sinhalese camps etc were left to die.