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* 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.



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