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Home Office Country Report

Home Office Country Report

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C
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EPORT
SRI LANKA
11 N
OVEMBER
2010
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BETWEEN
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2010
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 ...........................................................................................1.01Map...............................................................................................1.06Public holidays.............................................................................1.072.E
 ..............................................................................................2.013.H
 ................................................................................................3.01Key political events(1948 to January 2010)..............................3.01
Presidential elections – 26 January 2010..................................3.21
The internal conflict(1984 to 2009)...........................................3.32
The defeat of the LTTE – May 2009..........................................3.57The conflict's impact: casualties and displaced persons............3.59
4.R
 ............................................................................4.01Key recent developments(February – September 2010)..........4.01Governmenttreatment of (suspected) members of the LTTE4.13Commission on Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation (LLRC).......4.43Security situation in the Northern and Eastern provinces.......4.465.C
 .........................................................................................5.01The 18th amendment...................................................................5.066.P
 ...................................................................................6.01
7.I
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 ....................................................................................8.01Police............................................................................................8.04
Arbitrary arrest and detention....................................................8.15Cordon and search operations – May to the end of 2009..........8.20Disappearances/abductions......................................................8.29Torture.......................................................................................8.38Extra-judicial killings..................................................................8.45
Armed forces................................................................................8.49
Arbitrary arrest and detention....................................................8.51Torture.......................................................................................8.52Extra-judicial killings..................................................................8.53
Avenues of complaint..................................................................8.54
The main text of this COI Report contains the most up-to-date publicly available information as at 20 September 2010. Further brief information on recent events and reports has been provided in the Latest News section to 3 November 2010.
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Witness protection.....................................................................8.75
9.M
 ....................................................................................9.01Desertion......................................................................................9.0210. A
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 ...............................................10.01Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE/Tamil Tigers).............10.02Paramilitary groups.....................................................................10.08Arbitrary arrest and detention....................................................10.14Disappearances/abductions.......................................................10.19Torture..........................................................................................10.25Extra-judicial killings...................................................................10.26Forced conscription by the LTTE(until May 2009)....................10.2811. J
 ..............................................................................................11.01Organisation.................................................................................11.02Independence...............................................................................11.04Fair trial.........................................................................................11.0912. A
 ......................................................12.01Emergency Regulations (ERs) and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).....................................................................12.03Bail/reporting conditions.............................................................12.16Arrest warrants ............................................................................ 12.19Criminal records .......................................................................... 12.2013. P
 ..................................................................................13.01Deaths in custody........................................................................13.1414. D
 ......................................................................................14.0115. P
 ..............................................................................15.01Freedom of political expression.................................................15.01Freedom of association and assembly......................................15.04Opposition groups and political activists..................................15.0716. F
 .................................................................16.01Journalists....................................................................................16.07Internet freedom...........................................................................16.2517. H
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 .............................17.0118. C
 ...........................................................................................18.0119. F
 ..............................................................................19.01Overview.......................................................................................19.01Hindus...........................................................................................19.07Muslims........................................................................................19.09Christians.....................................................................................19.1120. E
 .......................................................................................20.01Overview…...................................................................................20.01Sinhalese…..................................................................................20.05Tamils…........................................................................................20.06
Up-Country Tamils....................................................................20.13
Muslims........................................................................................20.15Indigenous people- Veddas.......................................................20.1821. L
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(LGBT)........................21.01Legal rights..................................................................................21.01Treatment by, and attitude of, state authorities........................21.04Societal treatment and attitudes.................................................21.0722. D
 .............................................................................................22.0123. W
 .................................................................................................23.01Overview.......................................................................................23.01Legal rights..................................................................................23.07
Marriage/divorce laws...............................................................23.09
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The main text of this COI Report contains the most up-to-date publicly available information as at 20 September 2010. Further brief information on recent events and reports has been provided in the Latest News section to 3 November 2010.

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