Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to release another batch of rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres
Thu, Jan 10, 2013, 12:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 09, Colombo: The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms has made arrangement to release another batch of former combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the society.

The office of Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi has taken measures to integrate the former LTTE cadres who have completed the rehabilitation program at the Maradamadu and Poonthottam rehabilitation centers in Vavuniya.

The Ministry will release another 313 rehabilitated cadres in Vavuniya on January 13 to coincide with the upcoming Hindu harvest festival of Thai Pongal.

The government has introduced a scheme through a State Bank to provide loans up to a maximum of Rs.250,000 to the 10,375 rehabilitated cadres for self-employment purposes.

The former LTTE cadres undergoing rehabilitation receive vocational training during their rehabilitation program to learn skills that could find them employment once they are reintegrated into the society.

Under the program 125 selected rehabilitated cadres will receive the loans at a function to be held in Mannar, the Ministry said.

Meanwhile, a friendly cricket match for the provincial council members of the North has been planned to mark the popular Tamil holiday.

The Ministry has also taken measure to fence the villages where the final resettling is due to take place on January 14.

When the three-decade long war ended in May 2009, around 11,800 ex-LTTE cadres surrendered to the Sri Lankan security forces.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Opposition Leader will be the Presidential candidate from Sri Lanka's main opposition party
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two trying to smuggle 45 kilograms of gold
New Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian PM to get fishermen's boats back from Sri Lanka
WFP distributes food and cash to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka
New Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Bill to be presented in parliament
Sri Lanka to create a mechanism to promote coexistence among communities
Sri Lankan government does not endorse the views of the extremist Buddhist group - Minister
Rights of children are adequately protected in Sri Lanka - President
Two Pakistan naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit
Sri Lanka cabinet approves establishing a Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.