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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Sri Lanka: Status of the conflict between state authorities and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (November 2005 - September 2006)

22 September 2006 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Please provide information concerning the treatment of suspected LTTE sympathisers and/or drug dealers by the Sri Lankan Police. 2. Have they sexually assaulted women suspects? 3. Have they a record of demanding monies? 4. Please advise whether the LTTE have been able to target people living in Colombo. Would a person suspected of conveying information about the LTTE to the Sri Lankan authorities be targets? 5. Please provide a current update of the peace process in Sri Lanka

31 August 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. What role is the JVP playing as part of the ruling power in Sri Lanka? 2. Is there a succinct/recent country summary of party/ composition of the present government? 3. Is there a succinct/recent country summary of party/ composition of the opposition parties? 4. What is the present status of the UNP? 5. Is there any evidence to indicate that the JVP wants to harm UNP supporters? 6. Is the JVP against the peace process? 7. Is there a recent report on treatment of Muslim Tamils in Sri Lanka?

2 June 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka : information indiquant si les Tamouls demeurant au Sri Lanka et ayant de la parenté en Occident sont victimes d'extortion de la part des membres de l'armée sri lankaise, des Tigres de libération de l'Eelam tamoul (TLET), du parti démocratique populaire de l'Eelam (Eelam People's Democratic Party - EPDP) et d'autres organisations (février 2002-mai 2006)

16 May 2006 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Whether Tamils living in Sri Lanka, who have relatives living in the West, are subject to extortion by members of the Sri Lankan Army (SLA), the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), and/or other organizations (February 2002 - May 2006)

16 May 2006 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Was there an intelligence brigade or President's Intelligence Unit formed within the SLFP in 1994 or after 1994? 2. If so, was it headed by a Mr Tissa Tennakoon? 3. Can I have any information about Mr Jaytissa Tennakoon? 4. Is or was he a personal confidante of the previous President, Mrs Kumaratunga? 5. What is his connection or association with the previous President and the current President? 6. Does Mr Tennakoon have any position within the SLFP? 7. Was Mr Tennakoon arrested after the 2001 elections (some time in 2002)? 8. Did Mr Tennakoon leave Mrs Kumaratunga to work closely with the current President, Mr Rajapakse? 9. Was Mr Tennakoon provided any titles by Mr Rajapakse? 10. Was he appointed Secretary or Co-ordinating Secretary to the Minister for Telecommunications and Postal Services and Chairman of two government bodies/corporations? 11. Was Mr Tennakoon given official accommodation by President Kumaratunga? 12. If so, where was it located? 13. Is it the same place of residence as Mr Karunaratne, head of the Presidential Security Division? 14. Could you look further into whether the supposed split within the SLFP was reported in the papers before the 2005 Presidential election but not after that?

21 April 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Are there any formal published reports of the Commission of Inquiry into Involuntary Removal and Disappearance of Certain Persons (All Island) April, 1998? 2. Do you know when it was established, and when it had hearings? 3. Have any charges been laid against any individual as a result of this commission? 4. Are there any reports of anyone disappearing due to his/her involvement with this Commission?

24 March 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Where in Sri Lanka is Kalmunai? 2. Is it in an area where both the Karuna and Prabhakaran groups have/had presence during the period May/June 2004 to mid 2005? 3. Is it correct that Karuna's rebellion was over by 14 April 2004? 4. Or was the group still exerting pressure/influence after April 2004? 5. Is there any information that the Karuna group forced civilians to work for them during the period May/June 2004 to about April 2005? 6. Does the Karuna group still have any profile in Sri Lanka?

20 March 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. What is the status of the JVP in the new SLFP government elected in 2005? 2. What is the nature of the JVP? Does it have a military wing? 3. What has been the effect of the civil war on the JVP influence? 4. Has the party chosen the parliamentary path or the war path? 5. How many JVP members are in the Government, and in the Parliament? 6. Is there a record over the past decade of the JVP being involved in revenge killings against Sinhalese and former members? 7. What is the JVP influence over the Army and police?

20 February 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Please provide any information you have about the physical appearance, age, background, etc, of LTTE Commander Karuna. 2. Please provide current information about Karuna. 3. Please provide information about the murder of MP Joseph Pararajasingham

16 February 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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