In 6 years 13, 379 Tamil civilian died

Due to Economic ebargo

November 2001 - According to a press report in Vanni, thirteen thousand three hundred and seventy nine civilians died in the Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu districts due to the economic embargo imposed by the Sri Lankan government from 1990 to 1999.

Most of the deaths, destruction of civilian property and mass displacement took place after the People's Alliance came to power in 1994. Four thousand eight hundred and seventy nine civilians died in the Mullaithivu district between 1994 and 1999 due to the direct impact of the economic embargo on the Vanni, particularly due to the severe restrictions on medical supplies.

Report further said, he present population of the Kilinochchi and Mullaithivuis 332, 000. About four percent of the population, 13, 379, in these two districts died from 1990 1999 because of to the embargo and operations of the Sri Lanka army.

It added that thousands of civilians have perished in the Vanni districts of Mannar and Vavuniya in Sri Lanka army operations, massacres, assassinations by paramilitary groups working with the army and torture in Police and military detention.