Information on whether the police use "truth serum" to interrogate Tamil suspects in Colombo [LKA24626.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic 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 country file (Sri Lanka). 1993-96.

Amnesty International Report. 1994-96.

Asiaweek [Hong Kong]. 1993-96.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. 1993-95

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. 1993-96.

Far Eastern Economic Review [Hong Kong]. 1993-96.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1991-96.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1994 and 1996.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1993-96.

News from Asia Watch. [New York]. 1991-93.

The Sri Lanka Monitor [London]. 1993-96.

Sri Lanka Update [London]. 1991-92.

On-line search of news articles.

One oral source contacted did not provide information.