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* Sri Lankan government to initiate legal action against some former hardcore LTTE cadres
Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 11:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is to initiate legal action soon against some former hardcore LTTE cadres.

A committee of legal council appointed to look into the pending cases under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) has announced that it has finalized the prosecution process.

Additional Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath has told the media that the government would file cases against 60 former LTTE cadres in the next few weeks.

The Committee had reportedly checked out some 300 files of LTTE detainees and about 150 ex-combatants in order to send those without any evidence of serious crimes for rehabilitation.

He has said that the Terrorists Investigation Division (TID) was investigating into 80 more former LTTE cadres based on new evidence received on their involvement in the war.

He has noted that evidence had also been gathered by the TID to prove that these persons have been in touch with LTTE activists and members of the Tamil Diaspora to set up a transnational government for the Eelam.

The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) is to set up four new High Courts in the Anuradhapura, Vavuniya and Mannar districts and the Welikada prisons to expedite the court inquiry process.

Meanwhile, another batch of rehabilitated former LTTE cadres are to be reintegrated into society by the end of this month.

The Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi said that 32 former combatants will be released on October 30 following the completion of their rehabilitation program.

According to the government, 10,979 former LTTE members have already been rehabilitated and only 779 more currently remain at the rehabilitation centers in the country.

The rehabilitated cadres have undergone vocational training programs at the centers and upon their release they have been provided with concessionary loans to start self-employment, Brigadier Hettiarachchi said.

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