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

850 ex-combatants released

Another batch consisting of 850 rehabilitated LTTE cadres were released yesterday in Vavuniya, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe said. The ex LTTE cadres were reintegrated into society upon completion of their rehabilitation programme to mark the significant religious event that celebrated the 2600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment.

Presently the cadres in the rehabilitation process are undergoing a final test in mason skills, handicraft work and paintings. The rehabilitated cadres have been given vocational, language and communication training to improve their skills and their educational knowledge. Though there had been 24 rehabilitation centres for ex-LTTE combatants at the inception, there are only nine rehabilitation centres at present, Major General Ranasinghe said.

According to the Commissioner General, so far 6,539 out of 11,700 surrendered LTTE cadres, have been released and a further 4,360 are being rehabilitated in camps.

(Courtesy - Daily Mirror)