Sri Lanka: Information on whether Tamil civilians were being relocated to the Mannar mainland from Negombo in 1994 and if so, what organizations are responsible
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 March 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LKA20015.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sri Lanka: Information on whether Tamil civilians were being relocated to the Mannar mainland from Negombo in 1994 and if so, what organizations are responsible, 1 March 1995, LKA20015.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab9c48.html [accessed 23 July 2014]|
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Information on whether Tamil civilians were being relocated to the Mannar mainland from Negombo in 1994 could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, attached please find two documents on the resetlement programmes for internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka, which 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. Please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.
United Nations, Economic and Social Council, Commission of Human Rights. 25 January 1994. (E/CN.4/1994/44/Add.1). Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Francis Deng, Submitted Pursuant to Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1993/95, pp. 21-31.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 16 March 1994. "Public Information Section Fact Sheet: Sri Lanka." (HCRVIEWS)
Other Sources Consulted
Country Reports On Human Rights Practices. 1994-1995.
DIRB country file. 1993-present.
Sri Lanka Information Monitor (INFORM), Colombo. 1993-present.
The Sri Lanka Monitor [London]. 1993-present.
Oral sources and on-line searches.