Treatment of members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SFLP) [LKA4212]

Please find attached a series of articles from the clipping files and the data-base of the IRBDC which mention attacks against members of the SLFP. In addition, attached is an excerpt from the International Alert publication entitled Political Killings in Southern Sri Lanka. Part Three of this publication contains a list of people killed in the political violence in Sri Lanka, among which may be found the names of SFLP supporters and members. The Appendix to this publication also contains a report on the parliamentary elections of February 1989 in which there were allegations of violence being committed against members and supporters of the SFLP. No further information on this topic is currently available to the IRBDC.


"Election Campaign in Sri Lanka Closes With a Flurry of Violence", The New York Times, 13 February 1989, Late City Final Edition, A6.

Rajendra Bajpai, "Sri Lanka Election Campaign Ends, Leaving 300 Dead", Reuters, 13 February 1989, PM Cycle.

, "Tamil Tigers Kill 35 Sinhalese as Election Campaign Ends", Reuters, 12 February 1989, BC Cycle.

"Sri Lanka's President Appeals for an End to Political Killings", The New York Times, 5 February 1989, Late City Final Edition, A5.

Feizal Samath, "Troops Join Hunt for Sri Lankan Rebels who Killed 200 People", Reuters, 27 January 1989, PM Cycle.

"3 Are Wounded in Bombings at Sri Lankan Election Rally", The New York Times, 17 December 1988, Late City Final Edition, A7.

Hugh Pain, "Bandaranaike Forecasts Fraud in Sri Lankan Presidential Poll", Reuters, 7 December 1988, AM Cycle.

Peter Goodspeed, "Sri Lanka's bloody election", The Toronto Star, 13 February 1989, A14.

"The Loss of Innocence", Asiaweek, 25 August 1989, p. 28.

Eduardo Marino. Political Killings in Southern Sri Lanka. (London: International Alert, 1989), Part three, pp. 2-4, 7-8, 11, 13-19, 22, 25; Appendices, pp. 2-7, 12.