A ‘snapshot’ visualized version of the ‘Grease Devil’ phenomena that emerged in Sri Lanka from the 7th of July 2011 to the 29th of August 2011. Incidents concern; sightings of Grease Devils, community reactions, conflicts and security force reactions. This is an ‘evolving document’ to which all are welcome to add, suggest and discuss.

Sunday Times, Grease Devils Graphic. Until the 14th of August 2011.

Google Earth Area Photos of Concentrated Grease Devil Sightings
See Below: (1) Jaffna, (2) Mullaththivu, (3) Trincomalee, (4) Batticaloa & Ampara, (5) Puttalam, (6) Sabaragamuwa, Kurunegala & Up Country


  • Statement by Women on the Attacks on Women, Impunity and the Lack of the Rule of Law, issued by the Women’s Action Network
  • JAFFNA: BRUTAL ASSAULT OF CIVILIANS IN NAVANTHURAI, http://groundviews.org/2011/08/25/jaffna-brutal-assault-of-civilians-in-navanthurai/
  • Grease Devils at Navanthurai: People with military-Confrontation, Author confidential

Internet News Sources

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14704906
  • http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/08/21/grease-devils-busting-the-myth/
  • http://sundaytimes.lk/110814/News/nws_15.html

Download Google Earth

Grease Devil Incidents via GIS (Google Earth)
Note that D Indicates Alleged Devil Sighting and V Indicates Violence or Vigilante related to Devil. Download these incidents as a KMZ file here.




Batticaloa & Ampara


Sabaragamuwa, Kurunegala & Up Country