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500 female ex-combatants, the last batch rehabilitated by the government will be released by the end of this month Minister of Rehabilitation Dew Gunasekara said today.

So far a total of 4,485 ex-combatants have been released and re-integrated to society. Of this number 2,881 are male and 2255 are female, including children between the ages of 12-18 numbering 594. (DS)

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  • JD Friday, 29 October 2010 06:59 AM

    yes indeed a good comment. . Happy if they DO live without trying to reform again.Anyway We trust that the forces would stay in Alert.

    Wasantha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:02 PM

    Good move but that is not sufficient. Need to have a mechanism to integrate their strength into the economy.To prevent them become frustrated it is our responsibility to provide them employment or viable self employment opportunities is a must. The on going development in the field of Hospitality trade requires more man power and give them knowledge and skills through an intensive courses related to the said field would help youngsters to find out prospective employment in SL and overseas as well. New investments only to construct hotels is not effective, unless we invest more funds to develop manpower.

    Katussa Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:05 AM

    Sorry,old buddy, none of these things will ever be done. These people will be abandoned to fend for themselves. And this is exactly what happened in the past that led them to take up arms in the first place. Alright, they will give it a try and if that doesn't work they will be looking for another messiah and that is for sure!

    Deshapria Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:28 AM

    Of course, they should fend themselves in the society. What about the families of the soldiers, who paid with their lives to the Nation?

    knight Rider Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:29 AM

    come on man...give them a life !!!

    asfar Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:48 AM

    take care sisters. do the right thing and get a good life. god bless you all. always remember that sri lanka gave your life back which you tried to destroy a short while ago.

    dpl Wednesday, 20 October 2010 04:47 PM

    mal if country is democracy terror will never come.the politiciasin is main cause for teror.

    Farzan Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:15 AM

    Hey let them to live their own life. Who ever we are, what ever we do, one day we all have to die anyway. So that let them to live.

    Tilak.A Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:20 PM

    KP going to be next.

    KD Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:33 AM

    A sensible comment.

    MAL Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:51 AM

    Cool, are you sure? they'll not be terrorists again?


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