Oct 22, Colombo: Three rehabilitated former LTTE cadres have been selected as best shooters to national shooter pool representing Sri Lanka at the SAARC games next year.
The government has assessed 135 former active combatants, who have undergone rehabilitation after their surrender to the Sri Lankan security forces at the end of the war, for their sports abilities.
The combatants showing best athletic skills will be selected to represent national sports pools.
The Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage recently presented Kanakasanthuram Rajeevan, Thayabaran Thaventhiran, and Sellamuttu Sureshkumar, who have been selected for the shooting event, with Air Rifles by at the Sports Ministry.
They will be part of the national pool of the Shooting Federation that will represent Sri Lanka at the SAARC sports festival to be held in New Delhi in 2013.
The National Shooting Federation has said that the skill level of the selected three riflemen is high and they have already commenced their training at the Welisara Navy Camp.