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* Committee appointed to develop livelihood programs for Sri Lanka's ex-LTTE cadre
Tue, Mar 17, 2015, 12:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that livelihood development programs should be implemented for the rehabilitated cadres of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in order to secure their economic environment.

Following a special discussion headed by the Prime Minister held at the Temple Trees today, the PM has appointed a committee to explore and initiate programs to create employment for the former combatants.

The committee comprises the officials of the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation.

Sri Lanka has almost completed the rehabilitation of nearly 12,000 former cadres of the Tamil terrorist group according to the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation. Currently, 49 hardcore LTTE cadres remain in detention centers.

The rehabilitated LTTE members receive vocational training on various skills during their rehabilitation.

 


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