Sri Lanka: 1) Documentation regarding an attack on an IPKF camp at or near Vavanikulam, Sri Lanka by the LTTE in December 1988; Evidence of IPKF retaliation for the attack involving detentions of young Tamil males; 2) Documentation of similar incidents
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1989|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LKA1156|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sri Lanka: 1) Documentation regarding an attack on an IPKF camp at or near Vavanikulam, Sri Lanka by the LTTE in December 1988; Evidence of IPKF retaliation for the attack involving detentions of young Tamil males; 2) Documentation of similar incidents, 1 June 1989, LKA1156, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab2f24.html [accessed 7 March 2014]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
1) The Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Report-Near East & South Asia for 6 December 1988 notes that 13 LTTE militants were killed at Vavuni Kulam, in the Vavuniya area, when an IPKF patrol spotted an LTTE ambush and opened fire. No further information is available to the IRBDC at the present time regarding this event.
2) No information is available to the IRBDC regarding retaliations carried out by the IPKF for the attack. Incidences of IPKF retaliation are noted in an earlier response to an information request regarding allegations of abuses committed by the IPKF, and in an Amnesty International report from May 1989 on the continuing human rights violations in Sri Lanka. Both of these documents are attached (the attachments to the earlier response have been omitted).
Amnesty International. Sri Lanka: Continuing Human Rights Violations. London: Amnesty International Secretariat, May 1989. 13-18. (AI index: ASA 37/04/89)
Foreign Broadcast Information Service. Daily Report-Near East & South Asia. 6 December 1988. 58.
IRBDC. Response to Information Request regarding allegations of abuses committed by the IPKF in Sri Lanka since July 1987. 2 May 1989.