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* Former LTTE members in Sri Lanka tour the South
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 12:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 30, Colombo: Former members of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who had undergone rehabilitation, have recently visited the southern part of the country.

The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms has organized the tour of the South as a goodwill mission for the ex-LTTE members who are scheduled to be released soon after completing their rehabilitation.

The Additional Secretary (Development) of the Ministry Mr. Nimal Kotawalagedara has said that these tours are organized to help the rehabilitees to transition away from a war mindset and to give them "a practical understanding about the lifestyles and culture of communities that live in other areas, interpersonal relationships, geographical differences and environmental beauty."

In Colombo, the group had visited the Parliament, Viharamahadevi Park and the "Ape Gama" cultural village.

Travelling further south, they have toured the Galle Fort and played friendly cricket and volleyball matches with the residents of the Weligama area.

They have visited the Devinuwara Temple, Hambantota Botanical Garden, the new port and international conference center, and the Ranminithanna Tele Cinema Park in the Hambantota area of the deep south.

The group has visited the religious sites in the South and concluded the tour with a special religious service held at the Kataragama Temple.

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