Oct 08, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has recruited another 2,000 former LTTE combatants from the Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts to the country's Civil Security Department (CSD).
Director-General of the Civil Defense Department Rear Admiral Ananda Peiris has said that responding to a recruitment call 2,000 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres have come to the Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu joint command headquarters of CSD.
Rear Admiral Peiris has presented appointments letters and uniforms to the 2,000 new recruits at a ceremony.
The recruitment drive has been organized by the Director-General of the Civil Defense Department, under the direction of Defense and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
The government aims to utilize the service of the former LTTE members who have received vocational training in development activities.
The Sri Lankan government has said that it will recruit 5,000 former LTTE combatants to the country's Civil Defense Force.