BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

More Rehabilitees qualify for Universities

Rehabilitation Commissioner General Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe said about 40 rehabilitees, who sat the GCE (A/L) last August, would qualify for university entrance according to their Z – score marks.

"Of them, two students obtained 1A, 2Cs and 2Bs, 1C from the Kilinochchi District. They would be selected for medical faculties," Brig. Ranasinghe told The Island.

He said that over 351 ex – LTTE cadres, who were not of school going age, had studied at two specially designed schools in Vavuniya and 10 former child soldiers had studied at Hindu College Ratmalana. They sat for the examination."Out of 361, 211 students obtained passes in all three subjects," Ranasinghe said.

Of them four students sat for the examination in the Mathematics stream, five from the Bio Science stream, 34 in Commerce and the others from the Arts stream.

Those students would be considered from the Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts. They were released after rehabilitation and now live in their respective districts. According to the Z – score of those two districts they could enter the universities, Brig. Ranasinghe said.

He said that LTTE forcibly recruited those students and they sacrificed their education to fulfill the needs of the terrorist organization.

"We identified 594 as students among those who were gathered at the government run rehabilitation camps last year," he said.

The Brigadier said 170 former cadres, including 45 females will also sit for GCE (O/L) exam which is to commence today.

(Courtesy – The Island)