Information on Hero's passes of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [LKA25737.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. For general information on LTTE travel passes, please see the attached page from the August 1996 Amnesty International report, Sri Lanka: Wavering Commitment to Human Rights.

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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Amnesty International. August 1996. Sri Lanka: Wavering Commitment to Human Rights. (AI Index: ASA 37/08/96). London: Amnesty International, p. 8.

Additional Sources Consulted

AsiaWeek [Hong Kong]. 26 July 1996. "Tiger International."

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) CD-ROM search 1991-1996.

MacLean's [Toronto]. 29 April 1996. "The People Smugglers."

NEXIS online search.

The Sri Lanka Monitor [London]. Jan. 1994-Sept. 1996.
Swami, M.R. Narayan. 1994.

Tigers of Lanka: From Boys to Guerrillas.

Tamil Times [Sutton, Surrey]. May 1996-Nov. 1996.
US Committee for Refugees (USCR). 1996.

Sri Lanka: People in Between.