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Sri Lanka: Information on social services available to displaced Tamils in Colombo since 1994, particularly to women

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 May 1995
Citation / Document Symbol LKA20886.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sri Lanka: Information on social services available to displaced Tamils in Colombo since 1994, particularly to women, 1 May 1995, LKA20886.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aac118.html [accessed 31 August 2014]
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Information on social services available to displaced persons in Colombo is scarce since 1994. In the 16 May 1994 issue of its review, the Colombo-based Law and Society Trust (LST) provides a general overview on government services available to the internally displaced in Sri Lanka, including in Colombo. These services include the provision of food, housing, employment and access to health and education facilities. Further information on this subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, for your information, attached are several documents providing information on the living conditions of the internally displaced in 1992 and 1993. Also attached please find an extract from Sri Lanka: A Country Study published in 1990 which provided background information on social services available in Sri Lanka. These documents may be of interest.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Attachments

The Canadian Human Rights Mission to Sri Lanka. January 1992. Report. Toronto: The Candian Human Rights Mission to Sri Lanka, pp. 31-32.

Law and Society Trust Review [Colombo]. 16 May 1994. Vol. 4, No. 77. "The Refugees of Sri Lanka," pp. 4-7.

Sri Lanka: A Country Study. 1990. Edited by Russell R. Ross and Andrea Maltas Savada. Washington, DC: Secretary of the Army, pp. 102-114.

Sri Lanka Information Monitor (INFORM). October 1993. Situation Report. Colombo: INFORM, p. 7.

_____. July 1993. Situation Report. Colombo: INFORM, p. 8.

_____. March 1993. Situation Report. Colombo: INFORM, pp. 9-11.

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