Current information on Jeya Transport, particularly whether it is still operating in Colombo and whether there were any police or army investigations in July-August 1994 linked to it due to allegations that it shipped or delivered arms to Tamil groups in Trincomalee, Kadawatte and Colombo [LKA25912.E]

Information on Jeya or Jiya Transport 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.

Asian Survey [Berkeley, Calif.]. Monthly. January 1994-November 1996.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Refugee Branch Asylum Division, Ottawa. Infrequent reports. January 1994 to present.

Colombo telephone book.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996. 1997. (Internet)

DIRB. Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. Weekly. January-December 1994.

_____. "Sri Lanka" country file. March-December 1994, 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.

_____. February 1995.

Sri Lanka: Chronology of Events, September 1992-November 1994.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. (Internet)

Human Rights in Developing Countries Yearbook. Yearly. 1995, 1996.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. Monthly. January 1994-December 1996.
Law and Society Trust. 1994.

Sri Lanka State of Human Rights 1994.

Sri Lanka Information Monitor: Situation Report [Colombo]. Monthly. June-December 1994, July 1996-January 1997.

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

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

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

On-line search of media articles.