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Sri Lanka: Treatment of Opposition Groups, Critics, and Persons with Certain LTTE Links

June 2013 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Country Profiles

Sri Lanka:1. Deleted. 2. Please give dates of the national elections in 2004-2005 and approximate timing of relevant campaign cycles. 3. Are there any credible reports that UNP members are of interest to the government or have been targeted/harmed by state or non-state actors in the Matara area, from 2005 to now? Please also include information as to whether the UNP draws a support base from the Sinhala majority.

12 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 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?

27 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 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

3 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Please provide information on the International Business Systems Institute in Kaluvanchikkudy. 2. Is it likely that someone would attain a high school or higher education qualification in Sri Lanka without learning a language other than Tamil? 3. 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. 4. What is the current situation and risk of arrest for male Tamils in Batticaloa and Colombo?

11 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Can you please provide information on the ease with which people could travel in the east and north of Sri Lanka during 2002, and also in subsequent years until 2006? 2. Please include any information about check points

19 September 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Could you please provide information about the treatment of the elderly in Sri Lanka? Is there any evidence at all that they are discriminated against or suffer adverse treatment as a social group?

24 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Is Mullaittivu an LTTE controlled area? What implications does this have for day-to-day living and working? Has the situation got worse in recent years? 2. What is the Jeevashakthi (Charity) group's main interests? Would membership of this group dissuade the police from visiting and interrogating? Is it possible to get a list of their international conferences held from 2003 onwards please? 3. When someone identifies as "Tamil" what characteristics apart from language are they assigning themselves? 4. Is it likely that students from Mullaittivu would have been harassed in Colombo by police and CID officers in the late 1990s? 5. How organised were the EPDP and the EPRLF in the late 1990s? Is it possible that the paramilitaries of the EPDP and the EPRLF been operating in Mullaittivu? 6. Are there many recorded instances of police and CID corruption around 2000 in Colombo? 7. Was the "Thinamurasu Tamil Daily Weekly" controlled by the EPDP in 2002-3? 8. What is the relationship between the LTTE and EPDP? Are there attempts to infiltrate each other's groups? 9. Have there been many recorded instances of rape and other serious assaults by EPDP cadres at Mount Lavaniya Police Station?

11 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Please provide current information about the hostilities between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Government. 2. What is the treatment of deserters from the Sri Lankan Armed Forces (SLAF) as prescribed by law? 3. What is the actual punishment? 4. Are there any current Amnesty arrangements? 5. Are deserters actively pursued by SLAF? 6. Would a deserter cease to be a person of interest after a set time away? 7. Question deleted. 8. Question deleted. 9. Are deserters targeted by the LTTE? 10. Any other relevant information

10 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. What is the current position of the UNP? 2. Would a Provincial Organizer of the UNP have to have a position within the party? 3. What evidence is there of recent violence between the PA (a component of the UPFA) and the UNP?

28 March 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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