Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA36536 - May 18, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the documentation that would be issued to a Sri Lankan refugee by the Indian authorities.
      1. Please provide information on the availability of false Indian travel documents.
    • LKA35199 - Aug. 6, 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the procedure for obtaining a Sri Lankan birth certificate?
      2. Would a person in Australia, or their mother (in Australia), be able to obtain a copy of their birth certificate directly from the Sri Lankan authorities? If so, what would be the procedure for this?
      3. Would an adoption certificate with a case number be sufficient to identify the person in respect of whom a birth certificate is being sought, or would some further information be required?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA106007.E - Sri Lanka: entry and exit procedures at international airports, including security screening and documents required for citizens to enter and leave the country; treatment of returnees upon arrival at international airports, including failed asylum seekers and people who exited the country illegally; factors affecting the treatment, including ethnicity and religion (2015-November 2017) - Nov. 2017 (PDF)
    • LKA105848.E - Sri Lanka: Fraudulent documents, including national identity cards, registers of birth and birth certificates; difference between registers of birth and birth certificates (2015-July 2017) - July 2017 (PDF)
    • LKA105842.E - Sri Lanka: Information on the ability of notaries public, lawyers or commissioners of oaths to notarize a document in which the deponent is stating that they aided an individual, who was wanted by the authorities, in fleeing the country; whether the notary, lawyer or commissioner of oaths has any legal obligations when issuing such an affidavit, including notifying the authorities (2016-July 2017) - July 2017 (PDF)
    • LKA105435.E - Sri Lanka: Statements by village headmen confirming that a person lives in a certain area; whether these are used as official documents; appearance and contents of these documents (2014-February 2016) - March 2016 (PDF)
    • LKA105434.E - Sri Lanka: Birth certificates, including issuance procedures and appearance; the language(s) that appear on the certificates; circumstances under which a Ministry of Foreign Affairs stamp would appear on the certificate - March 2016 (PDF)
    • LKA015433.E - Sri Lanka: The National Identity Card (NIC); its issuance, cost, validity period, security features and description of front and back - March 2016 (PDF)
    • LKA104743.E - Requirements and procedures to obtain a passport both inside the country and abroad; whether a minor can obtain his or her own passport; description of passport, including appearance and security features - Feb. 2014 (PDF)
    • LKA104266.E - Identity documents issued in Colombo and the northeast of Sri Lanka, including driver's licences, temporary identity cards and postal identity cards - Jan. 2013 (PDF)
    • LKA103785.E - Prevalence of fraudulent National Identity Cards (NICs) - July 2011 (PDF)
    • LKA102742.E - The National Identity Card (NIC); its issuance, cost, validity period, security features and description of front and back of card. - Apr. 2008 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102585.E - Whether the wife of a worker from Sri Lanka with a renewable two-year contract with a private employer in Kuwait can obtain a residence permit allowing her to live in Kuwait with her husband for the duration of his contract; procedures for obtaining such a permit; whether the decision to grant a residence permit to a worker's wife is discretionary or automatic and whether this decision is made by state authorities or the employer - Aug. 2007 (PDF)
    • LKA102251.E - Whether a citizen of Sri Lanka is able to obtain a National Identity Card (NIC) while outside of Sri Lanka - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA102196.E - The implementation of travel pass systems - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA102018.E - Prevalence of fraudulent National Identity Cards (NICs). - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA102359.E - Prevalence of forged identity documents, including passports, visas, birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates (2005 - 2006) - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA100500.E - The national identity card, including issuance procedures, significance of identity numbers and physical description (2002 - 2005) - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA100502.E - Issuance procedures for birth certificates and copies thereof; the language that appears on the certificates; circumstances under which a Ministry of Foreign Affairs stamp would appear on the certificate. - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA100914.E - Passport issuance procedures. - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA100501.E - Passport issuance procedures; whether a minor can obtain his or her own passport; physical description of passport. - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA100503.E - Procedures used to verify Sri Lankan identity documents; the incidence of spelling errors on stamps used by Sri Lankan officials (1998 - 1999) - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA42576.E - Content of the National Identity Card of Sri Lanka; format of the date of issue and date of birth (1995-2004) - Apr. 2004 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF) 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Children - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Children - Dec. 2016 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Elections - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA37855 - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
      1. I have read Sri Lanka - LKA37498 - United National Party - of 21 October 2010. Can you please advise whether, other than the above information, there have been any further reports of the targeting of UNP members and supporters by the current Sri Lankan government and security forces in 2010?
      2. Can you please advise on what elections may be held in Sri Lanka within the next 6 months?
      3. Is there any information available confirming Mr Laktilleke's role within the UNP
    • LKA35049 - June 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a list of all elections held in Sri Lanka over the past 10 years, specifying the year and the type (ie national, provincial, local). In case of local and provincial elections, please indicate when these elections were held in Puttalam in the past 10 years.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA42353.E - Sri Lankan Freedom Party and People's Alliance candidate(s) for the October 2000 parliamentary elections in Trincomalee District - Jan. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Ethnic Groups - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Ethnicity - Dec. 2016 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tamil

US Government Reports

  • Law Library of Congress - Global Research Center
    • Sri Lanka: Treatment of Tamil Minority - Nov. 2012 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA37219 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation for young single female Tamils in Colombo?
    • LKA36970 - July 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information to indicate that older Tamils in the Eastern province are less likely to have been subject to extortion demands and questioning by the TVMP and/or security forces?
    • LKA36536 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide up-to-date situation on the treatment of Tamils in Sri Lanka and in Trincomalee District in particular.
      1. Please provide information on the Mettupatti refugee camp, including the number of people living there, the conditions there and who runs it.
    • LKA36517 - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation for Tamil returnees to Colombo?
      2. How is the current security situation for Tamils in Colombo? Is harassment by security forces and threats of mistreatment/extortion a problem for the Colombo Tamil community?
      3. Are Brahmin Tamils at particular risk of being identified as LTTE supporters?
      4. Are persons associated with groups of young Tamil men, such as Tamil school teachers, ever suspected of LTTE involvement?
      5. Are Colombo police likely to assist Tamils who have been harassed, etc, by paramilitaries?
    • LKA36049 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Can you provide an update on the current security situation for Tamils living in Colombo, particularly since the cessation of the war with the LTTE?
      2. Is there any recent country information about the risk to Colombo based Tamils from LTTE operatives, or of them being kidnapped or taken for money or ransom?
    • LKA35247 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the current situation for Tamils in Negombo?
    • LKA34842 - June 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise what the situation for Ceylon Tamils is like in Kandy?
    • LKA34938 - May 2009 (PDF)
      1. Are there any reports of harassment of Muslim Tamils who support the UNP, in light of recent developments in Sri Lanka?
      2. Is a wealthy Tamil Muslim businessman likely to be vulnerable to kidnapping for ransom, or other mistreatment?
    • LKA34697 - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information about the treatment by the authorities (and the LTTE) of returned ayslum seekers to Sri Lanka in general and returned Tamil ayslum seekers in particular who had spent a considerable period in a western country?
      2. A (brief) update of the conflict in Sri Lanka and any information about the greatest risk of persecution Tamils face at the moment (by the authorities or any other actors (such as the LTTE).
      3. Any information about the level of state protection afforded single Tamil women in Sri Lanka, if available.
    • LKA34693 - Apr.2009 (PDF)
      1. Travel restrictions have reportedly been in place for Tamil citizens from northern and eastern provinces, especially to Colombo. What were they, when were these introduced, have they been enforced and would they have affected a Tamil travelling from Vavuniya to Colombo during 2008?
      1. Are Tamils likely to be routinely detained for questioning by authorities on suspicion of LTTE involvement? Are there reports of physical abuse or torture of suspects?
      1. Would a young Tamil man who has been living outside the country since August 2008 be able to travel to Sri Lanka and return safely to Vavinuya
    • LKA34654 - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update, since March 2008, on whether people (especially elderly Tamil women) who have been living overseas for an extended period are assumed to be wealthy when they return to Sri Lanka and are targeted for extortion for this reason, or are targeted for having family abroad who are assumed to be wealthy.
    • LKA34481 - Mar. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation and risk of arrest for male Tamils in Batticaloa and Colombo?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA105756.E - Sri Lanka: Treatment of Tamils in society and by authorities; the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), including relationship with the Tamil population (2014-February 2017) - March 2017 (PDF)
    • LKA105042.E - Sri Lanka: Surveillance, arrest and detention of Tamil citizens; recourse available to Tamil citizens (August 2011-January 2015) - Feb 2015 (PDF)
    • LKA104245.E - Treatment of Tamil returnees to Sri Lanka, including failed refugee applicants; information on specific asylum cases, including the Tamil asylum-seeker boat that stopped in Togo, the return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers from Australia in 2012, and any cases of voluntary repatriation (August 2011-January 2013) - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
    • LKA103960.E - Treatment of Tamils in Colombo by members of the Sri Lankan security forces and police; registration requirements in Colombo for Tamil citizens (2007-2008) - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
    • LKA103782.E - Whether there has been increased surveillance, arrests and detentions of Tamil citizens since February 2011; forced registration of Tamil citizens in the north and east of Sri Lanka - July 2011 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103665.E - Whether Tamils living in India are repatriating to Sri Lanka, including the procedure to repatriate and support services available to those wishing to repatriate (January 2009 - January 2011) - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103357.E - Sri Lanka/India: Status of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India, including information on identity documents, citizenship, movement, employment, property, education, government aid, camp conditions and repatriation. - Feb. 3, 2010 (PDF)
    • LKA103057.E - Sri Lanka: Recourse available to Jaffna Tamils who have been victims of human rights violations, including places where complaints can be lodged. - Feb. 12, 2009 (PDF)
    • LKA103058.E - Travel pass systems for Tamils from northern and eastern Sri Lanka, including Jaffna and Trincomalee (2007 - January 2009) - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
    • LKA102597.E - Reports of forced removals of Tamils from Colombo after 7 June 2007 - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
    • LKA102016.E - Sri Lanka: Treatment of Tamils in Colombo by members of the Sri Lankan security forces and police. - Dec. 11, 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA102017.E - Plantation Tamils; their number, location, relations with Sri Lankan Tamils, legal status and treatment by members of the government security forces and police (2004 - 2006) - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA102250.E - Number and situation of Tamils inside the Sri Lankan police force and army - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA101784.E - Security measures in place to control the movement of Tamils between northern and southern regions of the country (August 2005 - September 2006) - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA101349.E - Whether Tamils living in Sri Lanka, who have relatives living in the West, are subject to extortion by members of the Sri Lankan Army (SLA), the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), and/or other organizations (February 2002 - May 2006) - May 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA100504.E - The situation of the elderly, including elderly Tamils and those who have been displaced; the social services available to the elderly (2002 - 2005) - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA100309.E - Reports of recruitment and extortion of Tamils in the Jaffna area by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), including the profile of those recruited and extorted; whether victims of such recruitment and/or extortion are able to seek assistance and/or protection from the police and/or other government authorities (December 2004-July 2005) - July 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43204.E - Treatment by the authorities of Tamil boys who have relocated to Colombo from the northern part of the country, including whether there have been any changes in their treatment since the last election (2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA43202.E - The recruitment and extortion of Tamils in Colombo by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE); the profile of those recruited and extorted (January 2003 - November 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA43213.E - Social services and support available in Colombo to displaced elderly Tamils and abused women (January 2003 - December 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
Non Government Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Tamils (PDF)
  • Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) -
    • Sri Lanka: (1) Information on Tamils who have returned (voluntarily or forced) to Sri Lanka since August 2014 and who were subjected to detention and/or torture and/or ill-treatment; (4) Any information on recent arrest/detention/ ill-treatment/ torture of Tamils within Sri Lanka, and on what grounds since August 2014. - March 2016 (PDF)
    • Sri Lanka: 1. Information on Tamils who have returned (voluntarily or forced) to Sri Lanka since February 2014 and who were subjected to detention and/or torture and/or ill-treatment; (2) Information on the working methods of the Sri Lankan authority in 'screening' Tamil returnees, particularly since February 2014; (3) Information on activities of Sri Lankan Embassies abroad to monitor the behaviour/conduct of Sri Lankans abroad, particularly since February 2014; (4) Any information on recent arrest/detention/ ill-treatment/ torture of Tamils within Sri Lanka, and on what grounds particularly since February 2014. - Aug 2014 (PDF)


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Ethnic Groups / Race - Veddhas

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Veddhas (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Sinhalese

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Sinahlese - March 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports Foreign Government Report
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Women - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA37219 - Aug. 16, 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation for young single female Tamils in Colombo?
    • LKA34697 - Apr. 28, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Any information about the level of state protection afforded single Tamil women in Sri Lanka, if available.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA103947.E - Sexual and domestic violence, including legislation, state protection, and services available for victims - Jan. 2012 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102585.E - Whether the wife of a worker from Sri Lanka with a renewable two-year contract with a private employer in Kuwait can obtain a residence permit allowing her to live in Kuwait with her husband for the duration of his contract; procedures for obtaining such a permit; whether the decision to grant a residence permit to a worker's wife is discretionary or automatic and whether this decision is made by state authorities or the employer - Aug. 2007 (PDF)
    • LKA100917.E - Incidence of forced marriages and protection available to women (2004 - 2005) - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA43212.E - The government response to violence against women, particularly in Colombo (January 2003 - December 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA42449.E - Whether widows, single women and single mothers are vulnerable to violence or any other ill-treatment in Colombo (January 2003 - June 2004) - June 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Women's Rights -  2018 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group - Sri Lanka’s Conflict-Affected Women: Dealing with the Legacy of War - July 2017 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Ethnicity - Dec. 2016 (PDF)
    • Sri Lanka: 7th European Country of Origin Information Seminar, Berlin - Final Report - Women - November 2001 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA36766 - May 28, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence to suggest that people were detained at airports and questioned at length about their involvement with the LTTE, in October 2009?
    • LKA220709 - Human rights Paper - July 2009 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA103784.E - Recourse available to Jaffna Tamils who have been victims of human rights violations, including places where complaints can be lodged (2010-June 2011) - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
    • LKA103343.E - Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL); Commissioner appointments, powers of enforcement and protection for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • LKA102744.E - Reports of extortion by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
    • LKA43365.E - Update to LKA43351.E of 27 January 2005, LKA43328.E of 20 January 2005, LKA43303.E of 13 January 2005 and LKA43290.E of 7 January 2005 on the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on human rights conditions in Sri Lanka (27 January 2005-2 February 2005) - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43424.E - Update to LKA43412.E of 17 February 2005 on the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on human rights conditions in Sri Lanka (17-23 February 2005) - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43382.E - Update to LKA43365.E of 3 February 2005, LKA43351.E of 27 January 2005, LKA43328.E of 20 January 2005, LKA43303.E of 13 January 2005 and LKA43290.E of 7 January 2005 on the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on human rights conditions in Sri Lanka (3 February 2005 - 9 February 2005) - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43351.E - Update to LKA43328.E of 20 January 2005, LKA43303.E of 13 January 2005 and LKA43290.E of 7 January 2005 on the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on human rights conditions in Sri Lanka (21-26 January 2005 - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43290.E - The impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on human rights conditions in Sri Lanka - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43328.E - Update to LKA43303.E of 13 January 2005 and to LKA43290.E of 7 January 2005 on the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on human rights conditions in Sri Lanka (14-20 January 2005) - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43303.E - Update to LKA43290.E of 7 January 2005 on the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on human rights conditions in Sri Lanka (7-13 January 2005) - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
    • "Only Justice Can Heal Our Wounds" - Listening to the Demands of Families of the Disappeared in Sri Lanka - April 2017 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Human Rights Issues - Dec. 2016 (PDF)
    • Sri Lanka: 7th European Country of Origin Information Seminar, Berlin - Final Report - Human rights situation - November 2001 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Judiciary - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA105436.E - Police reports, including records of arrest or detention, extracts of complaints, and police clearance certificates; procedures for an individual to obtain a copy of police reports; prevalence of fraudulent police reports - March 2016 (PDF)
    • LKA103510.E - Whether police reports include arrests and detentions or whether they are limited to convictions; whether citizens can obtain fraudulent police reports - May 2010 (PDF)
    • LKA103344.E - Security controls at the international airport and ports - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Profile - Locked Up Without Evidence: Abuses under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act - Jan 2018 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International Report -
    • "We Live in Constant Fear" - Lack of Accountability for Police Abuse in Sri Lanka - Oct 2015 (PDF)
    • Locked Away: Sri Lanka's Security Detainees - 2012 (PDF)

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Law

  • Grant of Citizenship to Stateless Persons (Special Provisions)(Amendment) Act - 2009 (PDF)
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Prevention of Domestic Violence Act - 2005 (PDF)
  • CITIZENSHIP: An Act to Make Provision for Citizenship of Sri Lanka and for Matters Connected Therewith. - Nov. 1948 (PDF)
  • Penal Code - Jan. 1885 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Constitution - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA36536 - May 18, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a map of the area around Irakkakandy in Trincomalee.

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA37855 - Jan.10, 2011 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information available confirming Mr Laktilleke's role within the UNP?
    • LKA37498 - Oct. 21, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update since June 2009 on the UNP and the treatment of its members.
    • LKA36970 - July 18, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the activities of the TMVP in the East in the period after the defeat of the LTTE by the SLA (particularly in late 2009) and currently
    • Focus Brief - The TMVP (Karuna and Pillayan Factions), Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) and other non-LTTE Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka. Apr. 1, 2010 (PDF)
    • LKA35678 - Nov. 16, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief background about the National Unity Alliance (NUA): when it was founded; by whom; its objective; its leader; when it joined the UPFA and if it still is part of that alliance; who led the NUA in 2004.
    • LKA35652 - Nov. 11, 2009 (PDF)
      1. What do we know about the PA using a strategy of instigating/encouraging/protecting illegal occupation of the land of UNP supporters, particularly in the region around Seeduwa?
      2. If so, for how long have such strategies been utilised?
      3. Deleted.
      4. What information is available regarding action being taken by the PA against UNP supporters and organisers in the Seeduwa region?
      5. What information is available regarding the effectiveness and impartiality of the police force in dealing with complaints such as these, and the availability of state protection generally, particularly in the Seeduwa region?
      6. What information is available regarding the particular party in power in Seeduwa and the names and details of the key political figures in this area, including the results of the most recent election in this area.
      7. What is the extent (if any) to which recent elections in the Seeduwa region were marred by inter-party violence between the UNP and PA?
    • LKA35049 - June 11, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide updates on the UNP, its current status following LTTE's defeat at the hands of the Sri Lankan army and the treatment of its members and supporters by the SLFP.
      2. What is the impact of elections on the rise of political violence between the UNP and the SLFP in Sri Lanka? What is the situation in Puttalam?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA105756.E - Sri Lanka: Treatment of Tamils in society and by authorities; the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), including relationship with the Tamil population (2014-February 2017) - March 2017 (PDF)
    • LKA103950.E - The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) and Karuna factions; their relationship with each other; reports concerning their treatment of Sinhalese and Tamil citizens; whether they are still active as paramilitary groups - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
    • LKA103961.E - The Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), including whether they mistreat Tamil populations in the north or in Colombo; if so, whether they extort Tamils; relationship between the EPDP and the Sri Lankan army (October 2010-December 2011) - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
    • LKA103949.E - The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), including the party's relationship with the current government and the 2011 local authority election results (June 2010-December 2011) - Jan. 2012 (PDF)
    • LKA103588.E - Information on the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP), including on the relationship between the EPDP and the Sri Lankan Army, whether they mistreat Tamil populations in the north or in Colombo; if so, whether they extort Tamils - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
    • LKA42859.E - Update to LKA42248.E of 16 December 2003 on current political situation and any reports of violence between United National Front (UNF) and People's Alliance (PA) political parties (December 2003-August 2004) - Aug. 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA42646.E - Current information about the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) (People's Liberation Front - PLF); violence, arrests and/or disappearances associated with demonstrations organized by the JVP; treatment of members of the JVP by authorities in recent years (2002-2004) - June 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA42353.E - Sri Lankan Freedom Party and People's Alliance candidate(s) for the October 2000 parliamentary elections in Trincomalee District - Jan. 2004 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Internally Displaced Persons - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA36536 - May 18, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the Mettupatti refugee camp, including the number of people living there, the conditions there and who runs it.
      2. Please provide information on the documentation that would be issued to a Sri Lankan refugee by the Indian Authorities.
      3. Do Sri Lankan refugees in India have any right to re-enter and reside in India?
      4. Please provide information on the availability of false Indian travel documents.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA103815.E - Information on the treatment of Tamil returnees to Sri Lanka, including failed refugee applicants; repercussions, upon return, for not having proper government authorization to leave the country, such as a passport - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103357.E - Status of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India, including information on identity documents, citizenship, movement, employment, property, education, government aid, camp conditions and repatriation (2008-January 2010) - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
    • LKA102038.E - Treatment of failed asylum seekers returning to Sri Lanka (2004 - 2006) - Dec. 2006 (PDF)

International Government Organization Reports

  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Sri Lanka - December 2012

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
  • United States Commission on International Religious Freedom - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Country Policy and Information Note Sri Lanka: Minority religious groups - March 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Religion - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Freedom of Religion - Dec. 2016 (PDF)
    • Sri Lanka: 7th European Country of Origin Information Seminar, Berlin - Final Report - Religious minorities - November 2001 (PDF)

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Muslim

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Muslims - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA35710 - Nov. 16, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Are there any reports of Muslim politicians facing ill-treatment by the government, or any other actor, for speaking out against the government/opposing the government?
      2. Is it common for Muslims in Sri Lanka to speak Tamil?
      3. Is there any information about Tamil-speaking Muslims being under suspicion by the government?
    • LKA34938 - May 27, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Are there any reports of harassment of Muslim Tamils who support the UNP, in light of recent developments in Sri Lanka?
      2. Is a wealthy Tamil Muslim businessman likely to be vulnerable to kidnapping for ransom, or other mistreatment?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA43395.E - Treatment of Ahmadis by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), other Muslims, and society; the protection available to Ahmadis by the state (January 2003 - February 2005) - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Muslims (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Sri Lanka: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - July 2017 (PDF), September 2015 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Peresons - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA103948.E - Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation, state protection, and support services - Jan. 2012 (PDF)
    • LKA102743.E - Laws proscribing homosexual acts and whether they are applied in practice; the treatment of homosexuals by authorities, by society at large and by the Muslim community - Jan. 2008 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity -  2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Warch
    • “All Five Fingers Are Not the Same” - Discrimination on Grounds of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Sri Lanka - August 2016 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Persons of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities (SOGI) - Dec. 2016 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA35133 - June 30, 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the current security situation in Trincomalee?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA103837.E - Changes to the emergency regulations and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (August-September 2011) - Sept. 2011 (PDF)
    • LKA103651.E - Situation in northern Sri Lanka, including information on internally displaced persons (IDPs), emergency regulations, mobility rights, security checks and treatment of women (December 2009 - January 2011) - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • LKA102566.E - Whether military service is compulsory and if so, for how long; whether there are contractual arrangements made in the military for determined periods of time; penalties faced by deserters if they are caught; whether there is a public list of deserters; whether the army issues arrest warrants against deserters (2002 - 2007) - July 2007 (PDF)
Non Government Reports
  • Armed Conflict Report - Sri Lanka - Jan. 2009
  • International Crisis Group - Sri Lanka's Potemkin Peace: Democracy Under Fire - November 2013 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Child Soldiers

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children Soldiers - 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal - Focus Brief - Child Soldiers - Dec. 16, 2009 (PDF)
Non Government Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Tamil Militant Groups - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office - Country Information and Guidance - Sri Lanka: Tamil Separatism - June 2017 (PDF),  March 2017 (PDF), Aug 2016 (PDF),  July 2016 (PDF), May 2016 (PDF),  August 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Situation of (suspected) members of LTTE - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA35680 - Dec. 1, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Would they be imputed with a pro-LTTE profile?
    • LKA35265 - Aug.5, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Do paramilitary groups/pro-government militias (such as those previously headed by Karuna and/or Pilliyan) still operate in Trincomalee? Are they still a threat to Tamils who are suspected of having LTTE links?
      2. Is there any evidence of a town called Kiliveddy Muthur Trincomalee? Prior to the Sri Lankan government claiming victory over the LTTE, was Kiliveddy controlled by the LTTE or the government?
    • LKA35100 - July 24, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding the activities of the LTTE in Batticaloa around January 2009.
      2. Please provide information on house sales in Batticaloa at this time compared to other times. (Would it be difficult to sell at this time?)
      3. Is there any information regarding the LTTE coercing funds from house sales?
      4. Is there any information suggesting that vendors prefer cash sales for homes?
      5. Please provide information about the Karuna faction in Colombo, and their connections to the Sri Lankan security forces. Is there much activity by Karuna group re suspected LTTE affiliations?
    • LKA35049 - June 11, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on the state of the LTTE following its defeat and the extent of its current activities, if any. Does it have any room to reassert itself? Has it conducted any revenge attacks on Sri Lankan politicians, army or intelligence officers? Is it in a position to do so?
    • LKA34697 - Apr. 28, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is the TNA known to be sympathetic to the LTTE?
      2. Is there any information about the treatment by the authorities (and the LTTE) of returned ayslum seekers to Sri Lanka in general and returned Tamil ayslum seekers in particular who had spent a considerable period in a western country?
      3. A (brief) update of the conflict in Sri Lanka and any information about the greatest risk of persecution Tamils face at the moment (by the authorities or any other actors (such as the LTTE).
    • LKA34693 - Apr. 7, 2009 (PDF)
      1. International news media have reported intense fighting between LTTE and the Sri Lankan Army over recent months. Civilian population has apparently been badly affected in areas of fighting. Please provide a summary of the key developments.
      1. Please provide information about the Peoples Liberation Organisation of Tamil Ealam (PLOTE). What activities are they involved in?
      2. Are Tamils likely to be routinely detained for questioning by authorities on suspicion of LTTE involvement? Are there reports of physical abuse or torture of suspects?
      3. What is known about financial support for the LTTE by Tamil diaspora?
    • LKA34481 - Mar. 11, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an overview/timeline of relevant events in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka from 1986 to 2004, with particular reference to the Sri Lankan Army (SLA)-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) conflict.
      2. What is the current situation and risk of arrest for male Tamils in Batticaloa and Colombo?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA105432.E - Sri Lanka: Activity of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka, including arrests, whether LTTE members have been responsible for extortion, disappearances or bombings since the government defeated the LTTE, and whether the LTTE has the capacity to regroup within Sri Lanka (2010-Feb. 2016) - March 2016 (PDF)
    • LKA105041.E - Sri Lanka: Treatment of suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), including information about how many are in detention; whether the government continues to screen Tamils in an attempt to identify LTTE suspects (2011-January 2015) - Feb. 2015 (PDF)
    • LKA104268.E - Treatment of non-Tamil supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by the government; whether religious minorities are viewed as LTTE supporters, including Muslims and Christians, and their treatment - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
    • LKA103663.E - Treatment of suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members or supporters, including information about how many are in detention; whether the government continues to screen Tamils in an attempt to identify LTTE suspects (January 2010 - 21 January 2011) - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • LKA103330.E - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activity in Sri Lanka, including arrests, whether LTTE members have been responsible for extortion, disappearances or bombings since the government defeated the LTTE, and whether the LTTE has the capacity to regroup within Sri Lanka (May 2009 - January 2010) - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • LKA102249.E - Location and profile of persons in Sri Lanka targeted for extortion by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA101785.E - The status of welfare centres or other camps operated by state authorities to house individuals who have relocated from areas under the control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (January 2006 - September 2006) - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA101786.E - Status of the conflict between state authorities and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (November 2005 - September 2006) - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA101349.E - Whether Tamils living in Sri Lanka, who have relatives living in the West, are subject to extortion by members of the Sri Lankan Army (SLA), the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), and/or other organizations (February 2002 - May 2006) - May 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA100309.E - Reports of recruitment and extortion of Tamils in the Jaffna area by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), including the profile of those recruited and extorted; whether victims of such recruitment and/or extortion are able to seek assistance and/or protection from the police and/or other government authorities (December 2004-July 2005) - July 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43395.E - Treatment of Ahmadis by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), other Muslims, and society; the protection available to Ahmadis by the state (January 2003 - February 2005) - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • LKA43202.E - The recruitment and extortion of Tamils in Colombo by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE); the profile of those recruited and extorted (January 2003 - November 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - Sri Lanka: 7th European Country of Origin Information Seminar, Berlin - Final Report - LTTE affiliation - November 2001 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Peoples Liberation Organisation of Tamil Ealam (PLOTE)

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA34693 - Apr. 7, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the Peoples Liberation Organisation of Tamil Ealam (PLOTE). What activities are they involved in?

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Specific Country Issues - Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP)

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA36970 - July 18, 2010 (PDF)
      • Please provide information about the activities of the TMVP in the East in the period after the defeat of the LTTE by the SLA (particularly in late 2009) and currently.
      • Is there any information to indicate that older Tamils in the Eastern province are less likely to have been subject to extortion demands and questioning by the TVMP and/or security forces?

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Specific Country Issues - Colombo

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA35680 - Dec. 1, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Are elderly males and females, living in Colombo but originally from Jaffna, likely to come to the adverse attention of the Sri Lankan forces and authorities?
    • LKA35100 - July 24, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the Karuna faction in Colombo, and their connections to the Sri Lankan security forces. Is there much activity by Karuna group re suspected LTTE affiliations?
    • LKA34693 - Apr 7, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Travel restrictions have reportedly been in place for Tamil citizens from northern and eastern provinces, especially to Colombo. What were they, when were these introduced, have they been enforced and would they have affected a Tamil travelling from Vavuniya to Colombo during 2008?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA103816.E - Registration requirements in Colombo for Tamil and Sinhalese citizens who migrate from Jaffna or other regions of the country - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
    • LKA103663.E - Treatment of suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members or supporters, including information about how many are in detention; whether the government continues to screen Tamils in an attempt to identify LTTE suspects (January 2010 - 21 January 2011) - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • LKA102597.E - Reports of forced removals of Tamils from Colombo after 7 June 2007 - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
    • LKA102019.E - Security controls at the airport in Colombo (2000 - 2006) - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
    • LKA43213.E - Social services and support available in Colombo to displaced elderly Tamils and abused women (January 2003 - December 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA43211.E - The government response to politically motivated violence, particularly in Colombo (January 2003 - December 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA43204.E - Treatment by the authorities of Tamil boys who have relocated to Colombo from the northern part of the country, including whether there have been any changes in their treatment since the last election (2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • LKA43202.E - The recruitment and extortion of Tamils in Colombo by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE); the profile of those recruited and extorted (January 2003 - November 2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Trincomalee

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA35265 - Aug. 5, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update of the security situation in the East of Sri Lanka, particularly Trincomalee.
      2. Is there a large military presence in Trincomalee? Are there reports of human rights abuses by the military in the east?
      3. Do paramilitary groups/pro-government militias (such as those previously headed by Karuna and/or Pilliyan) still operate in Trincomalee? Are they still a threat to Tamils who are suspected of having LTTE links?
      4. Is there any evidence of a town called Kiliveddy Muthur Trincomalee? Prior to the Sri Lankan government claiming victory over the LTTE, was Kiliveddy controlled by the LTTE or the government?
    • LKA35133 - June 30, 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the current security situation in Trincomalee?

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Specific Country Issues - Batticaloa

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA36970 - July 18, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on the current situation for Tamils generally in the Eastern Province (Batticaloa area).
    • LKA35100 - July 24, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding the activities of the LTTE in Batticaloa around January 2009.
      2. Please provide information on house sales in Batticaloa at this time compared to other times. (Would it be difficult to sell at this time?
    • LKA34426 - Feb. 12, 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on the current situation in Batticaloa.

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Bulletin - Treatment of Returnees - Dec 2012 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA104245.E - Treatment of Tamil returnees to Sri Lanka, including failed refugee applicants; information on specific asylum cases, including the Tamil asylum-seeker boat that stopped in Togo, the return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers from Australia in 2012, and any cases of voluntary repatriation (August 2011-January 2013) - Feb. 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Treatment of persons returning from abroad (regarding freedom of movement) - Dec. 2016 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Sri Lanka: Journalists, media professionals and human rights activists - July 2017 (PDF),  September 2015 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Mar. 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • LKA36766 - May 28, 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a profile for Veerakesari Newspaper. What kinds of articles does it print?
      2. Please indicate if it has a political profile.
      3. Please provide the street address of this newspaper.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • LKA104267.E - Overview of Sri Lankan media sources, including affiliation or association with government or opposition parties (2011-2012) - Jan. 2013 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Chronology of Major Events - July 2011 (PDF)
Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Trafficking - Mar. 2012 (PDF), July 2011 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - South Asia - 2016 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Treatment of persons returning from abroad (regarding freedom of movement) - Dec. 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal -
    • LKA34693 - Apr.2009 (PDF)
      1. Are Tamils likely to be routinely detained for questioning by authorities on suspicion of LTTE involvement? Are there reports of physical abuse or torture of suspects?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) -
    • Sri Lanka: COI Compilation - Torture - Dec. 2016 (PDF)
  • Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) -
    • Sri Lanka: (1) Information on Tamils who have returned (voluntarily or forced) to Sri Lanka since August 2014 and who were subjected to detention and/or torture and/or ill-treatment; (4) Any information on recent arrest/detention/ ill-treatment/ torture of Tamils within Sri Lanka, and on what grounds since August 2014. - March 2016 (PDF)
    • Sri Lanka: 1. Information on Tamils who have returned (voluntarily or forced) to Sri Lanka since February 2014 and who were subjected to detention and/or torture and/or ill-treatment; (2) Information on the working methods of the Sri Lankan authority in 'screening' Tamil returnees, particularly since February 2014; (3) Information on activities of Sri Lankan Embassies abroad to monitor the behaviour/conduct of Sri Lankans abroad, particularly since February 2014; (4) Any information on recent arrest/detention/ ill-treatment/ torture of Tamils within Sri Lanka, and on what grounds particularly since February 2014. - Aug 2014 (PDF)


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Updated July 24, 2018

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