Address of the "Island Lodge" in Colombo [LKA20704.E]

The following information was provided in a 17 May 1995 telephone interview with an administrator of the Tamil Information Centre in London, United Kingdom. The address of the "Island Lodge" was faxed to the DIRB by the administrator on 26 May 1995.

The "Island Lodge" is a common lodge for Tamil Hindus in the heart of Colombo. The lodge is located at 141 Sri Kathiresan Street, Colombo 13. It is a small guest house with minimal facilities. Approximately four or five people share a room, sleeping on the floor, and food is not provided. The Island lodge is centrally located near a bank, post office and immigration office. The administrator stated that to his knowledge there is only one "Island Lodge in Colombo," and that it does not have branch lodges with the same or other names.

Please find attached a copy of a page from the 1993 Greater Colombo Telephone Directory, which shows the address of the "Island Lodge."

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.


Tamil Information Centre, London, United Kingdom. 26 May 1995. Fax sent to the DIRB by administrator.

Tamil Information Centre, London, United Kingdom. 17 May 1995. Telephone interview with administrator.


Greater Colombo Telephone Directory. 1993. Colombo: GTE Directories Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, p. 137.