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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: Whether military service is compulsory and if so, for how long; whether there are contractual arrangements made in the military for determined periods of time; penalties faced by deserters if they are caught; whether there is a public list of deserters; whether the army issues arrest warrants against deserters (2002-2007)

24 July 2007 | Publisher: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Could you please provide information about the treatment of the elderly in Sri Lanka? Is there any evidence at all that they are discriminated against or suffer adverse treatment as a social group?

24 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Is Mullaittivu an LTTE controlled area? What implications does this have for day-to-day living and working? Has the situation got worse in recent years? 2. What is the Jeevashakthi (Charity) group's main interests? Would membership of this group dissuade the police from visiting and interrogating? Is it possible to get a list of their international conferences held from 2003 onwards please? 3. When someone identifies as "Tamil" what characteristics apart from language are they assigning themselves? 4. Is it likely that students from Mullaittivu would have been harassed in Colombo by police and CID officers in the late 1990s? 5. How organised were the EPDP and the EPRLF in the late 1990s? Is it possible that the paramilitaries of the EPDP and the EPRLF been operating in Mullaittivu? 6. Are there many recorded instances of police and CID corruption around 2000 in Colombo? 7. Was the "Thinamurasu Tamil Daily Weekly" controlled by the EPDP in 2002-3? 8. What is the relationship between the LTTE and EPDP? Are there attempts to infiltrate each other's groups? 9. Have there been many recorded instances of rape and other serious assaults by EPDP cadres at Mount Lavaniya Police Station?

11 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. Please provide current information about the hostilities between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Government. 2. What is the treatment of deserters from the Sri Lankan Armed Forces (SLAF) as prescribed by law? 3. What is the actual punishment? 4. Are there any current Amnesty arrangements? 5. Are deserters actively pursued by SLAF? 6. Would a deserter cease to be a person of interest after a set time away? 7. Question deleted. 8. Question deleted. 9. Are deserters targeted by the LTTE? 10. Any other relevant information

10 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. What is the current position of the UNP? 2. Would a Provincial Organizer of the UNP have to have a position within the party? 3. What evidence is there of recent violence between the PA (a component of the UPFA) and the UNP?

28 March 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. What is the political context of the electoral competition between SLFP and SLMC? 2. Which party/parties won the 2004 and 2006 elections and which party/parties are now in power at local council, provincial and national levels (including the situation of the SLFP and SLMC)? 3. If a supporter of the SLMC were attacked, could such a person expect the police to investigate and prosecute any offenders identified? 4. Can you find any background and contact details for Mr M.S.M. Aslam? 5. Anything else you feel might be relevant

24 January 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Are there any reports of the Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) firing on boats?

15 January 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: 1. What is the position between LTTE and the government, particularly in the north of Sri Lanka? 2. What are the exit and re-entry procedures in Sri Lanka especially at Colombo airport (Katunayake)?

8 January 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Plantation Tamils; their number, location, relations with Sri Lankan Tamils, legal status and treatment by members of the government security forces and police (2004-2006)

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

Sri Lanka : information sur les Tamouls des plantations, leur nombre, les endroits où ils se trouvent, leurs relations avec les Tamouls sri-lankais, leur statut juridique et le traitement que leur réservent les forces de sécurité de l'État et la police (2004-2006)

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

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