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

Another 106 ex-LTTE combatants released on Maha Shivarathri day

One hundred and six ex-combatants who successfully completed their rehabilitation period were released and handed over to their relatives to mark the Maha Shivarathri festival on 2nd March.

Many of them have qualified in a vocation during the period of rehabilitation, and received certificates for the successful completion of their vocational training.

All female rehabilitated cadres received their pre-school teaching certificates as a part of the event took place at Vavuniya Cultural hall.

Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe said that they would engage in their professions after the reunion with their relatives. Pre-Montessori teachers would get their employments according to their qualifications soon, he said.

He further stated that 4,500 similar ex-LTTE combatants are undergoing rehabilitation. Most of them are the LTTE cadres who surrendered to the Army following the military annihilation of the LTTE.

During the last stages of the war with the LTTE rebels, the security forces detained 11,696 ex-combatants including 594 child soldiers. The government has so far reintegrated 5,764 ex-cadres who underwent an extensive rehabilitation program into the society.

(Courtesy Defence.lk)