Information about killings of Tamils and destruction of their homes or businesses in Colombo in June or July 1986 [LKA17905.E]

Information available to the DIRB on the above-mentioned topic is scarce. Please find attached two articles relating to two attacks perpetrated against Tamils in Colombo in June and July 1986.

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.


Reuters. 11 July 1986. PM Cycle. Dalton De Silva. "Security Tightened for Tamil Leaders After Hotel Bombing." (NEXIS)

. 13 June 1986. PM Cycle. Dalton De Silva. "Sri Lankan Government Warns of More Guerrilla Bomb Attacks." (NEXIS)

Other Sources Consulted

Keesing's Record of World Events. Yearly. Edited by Roger East. London: Longman.

Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region and period.

On-line searches of news articles.