Information on whether a Tamil who was detained in Colombo would have his identity card automatically returned to him upon release [LKA14253]

According to a representative of the High Commission for Sri Lanka in Ottawa, if the identity card of a Tamil was taken at the time of his detention, it would definitely be returned upon release; the law requires Sri Lankans to have their identity cards with them at all times.

Additional or corroborative information on the above subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB.


High Commission for Sri Lanka, Ottawa. 11 June 1993. Telephone interview with representative.