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* Rehabilitated former Tamil combatants to go on a familiarization journey in southern Sri Lanka
Thu, Sep 8, 2011, 11:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

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.

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