Rehabilitated terrorists unemployed

24 February 2011 05:40 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Chief of Sri Lanka's government programme for the rehabilitation of terrorist suspects said many of the women released back to their communities are struggling to find work.

However, the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier General Sudantha Ranasinghe, has told Radio Australia that few of these women have been able to find work near their homes.

In the 12 months following the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, 8,000 people have been given vocational training as part of the government's rehabilitation programme.

Many of them have gone back to their communities in the country's north in the last six months. But, most were trained for jobs in the garment industry, which is centred in the capital, Colombo.

The Commissioner General has appealed to international donors and other organisations to set up income generating projects in the country's North to help solve the problem.

  Comments - 11

  • citizen1 Thursday, 24 February 2011 04:29 PM

    However, UNREHABILITATED terrorists are employed fulltime and having a gala time.

    David Thursday, 24 February 2011 11:33 AM

    no one can erase their past mate, if you like it or not ....

    TMA Thursday, 24 February 2011 05:58 AM

    Seems they have no other options left

    DHA Thursday, 24 February 2011 06:01 AM

    ....There is a big struggle in the country to find jobs and even the ones in it are also finding it hard to keep their posts......

    Berny Thursday, 24 February 2011 05:58 AM

    excellent effort..

    haren Thursday, 24 February 2011 12:16 PM

    now they will go back to taking arms.I love this governments policies

    Darwin Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:03 AM

    That is why they took to arms.

    poor but rich Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:05 AM

    Hey goons, change the title TERRORIST if you want real change take place in the people's mind set. This shows how matured intellectuals are in SL govt for rehabilitation serious efforts.

    ben Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:47 AM

    I don't you think you know what yout talking about mate. Get your facts staright. 8000 is a complete joke.

    Bird Eye Sunday, 27 February 2011 09:16 AM

    But sir, your government keeps rejecting GSP+ offer from EU.
    Guess at who's cost?

    punchi Thursday, 24 February 2011 08:28 AM

    you are quite!!!!!


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