Whether the LTTE recruits married men, especially those in their fifties [LKA29304.E]

Reports on the LTTE recruitment of married men, especially those in their fifties, could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Reports available to the Research Directorate on LTTE recruitment focus on the recruitment of children, youths and women (IAC Newsletter 7 Nov. 1995; Reuters 10 Dec. 1995; The Island 5 Oct. 1997; Daily News 16 Jan. 1998; ibid. 7 Apr. 1998; IPS 4 May 1998).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate 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.


Daily News [Colombo]. 7 April 1998. "Small Tamil Children Are Forced to Fight a War." [Internet] http://www.lanka.net/lakehouse [Accessed 8 Apr. 1998]

_____. 16 January 1998. Richard de Silva. "60 p.c. Tiger Cadres Children." [Internet] http://www.lanka.net/lakehouse [Accessed 16 Jan. 1998]

IAC Newsletter. 7 November 1995. Jawed Naqvi. "Sri Lankan Tamil Rebels Recruit Kids to Fight War." (NEXIS)

Inter Press Service (IPS). 4 May 1998. Feizal Samath. "Sri Lanka–Conflict: UNICEF Calls for Week-long Ceasefire." (NEXIS)

The Island [Colombo]. 5 October 1997. Sumadhu Weerawarne. "To Stop Children Being Used for Military Conflicts Kadirgamar Calls for Global Campaign." [Internet] http://www.upali.lk/island [Accessed 11 May 1998]

PTI News Agency [New Delhi, in English]. 13 August 1997. "Tamil Rebels Reportedly Shifting Bases East as Army Advances." (BBC Summary 14 Aug. 1997/NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Electronic sources: Internet, IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS.