Sept 08, Colombo: Over 500 ex-combatant Tamil youth who have been rehabilitated by the military following their surrender to the Army are to embark on a journey today to the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development is sponsoring the 3 day friendship tour from September 08 – 10. The youth are to visit a number of places in the Southern Province during their tour.
The ex-combatants will leave from Vavuniya today and they will visit Devinuwara Vishnu Temple, Hulandawa Hindu temple, Akuressa tea factory and the Gammadu cultural festival at Dediyagala.
They are to play a cricket match and football match at Unawatuna playground and to have a sea bath also at picturesque Polhena beach.