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Sri Lanka: Current information on reports of the arrest, detention and abuse of Sinhalese landlords who rent out their properties to Tamils in Colombo

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 March 1997
Citation / Document Symbol LKA26079.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sri Lanka: Current information on reports of the arrest, detention and abuse of Sinhalese landlords who rent out their properties to Tamils in Colombo, 1 March 1997, LKA26079.E, available at: [accessed 26 December 2014]
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Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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 below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. August 1996. Sri Lanka: Wavering Commitment to Human Rights.

     Amnesty International Report 1996.. 1996.

Asian Survey [Berkeley, Calif.]. Monthly. January-November 1996.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Refugee Branch Asylum Division, Ottawa. Infrequent reports. January 1996-present.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996. (Internet)

DIRB "Sri Lanka" country file. January 1996-present.

_____. "Sri Lanka: Amnesty International" country file. January 1996-present.

_____. November 1996. Human Rights Information Package: Sri Lanka.

     _____. August 1996. Sri Lanka: Political and Human Rights Update.

     _____. April 1996. Contextual Information Package: Sri Lanka.

     Human Rights in Developing Countries Yearbook 1996. 1996.

Human Rights Watch World Report 1997. 1996.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. Monthly. January-December 1996.

Minority Rights Group International. February 1996. Elizabeth Nissan. Sri Lanka: A Bitter Harvest.

     Sri Lanka Information Monitor: Situation Report [Colombo]. Monthly. July 1996-January 1997.

Sri Lanka Monitor [London]. Monthly. January-December 1996.

Tamil Information [London]. January/February 1996-July/September 1996.

Tamil Times [Surrey]. Monthly. December 1995-January 1997.

On-line search of media sources.

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