The Eagles of the Highlands (Sri Lanka)

Country: Sri Lanka
Details of Formation: The group is first mentioned in September 1989 which is the only year where activities are reported.
Details of Termination: The PGM is only mentioned to be active in 1989, afterwards there are no more incidents. The termination of the PGM is coded on November 12, 1994 when the new president Kumaratunga (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) took office and a new cabinet was formed.
Purpose: The group was used by the government to fight (suspected) rebels. Sources particularly highlight the JVP as a target.
Organisation: There were suspected ties to the government via security forces and private bodyguards of politicians, e.g. based on reported overlap in members, but no other information on the extent of the government’s control, as it denied any connection to the group.
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Reason for Membership: --
Treatment of Civilians: Civilians were killed based on suspected membership in or support of the JVP. Their bodies were left on the street, serving as a signal to intimidate the population.
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References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.