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Over 4,000 former Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka have been rehabilitated and reintegrated in the society, officials said Saturday.


“We have rehabilitated over 4,000 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels and sent them back to their families. Six thousand more are to be rehabilitated,” Xinhua quoted commissioner general of Rehabilitation Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe as saying.
 

Sri Lanka detained thousands of ex-rebels from the former LTTE territory during the last days of the government troops’ military operation in May last year.
 

The government has put them through rehabilitation since then. The latest batch of 498, more than a half of them women, were released in the northern town of Vavuniya Friday.
 

The released former rebels have gone through vocational and English language training.
 

The private sector firms have shown interest to recruit them — mostly in the apparel export sector. (IANS)


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  • Powerless Saturday, 16 October 2010 12:20 PM

    Lies

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 16 October 2010 03:01 PM

    Does this number include Karuna, Pillayan, the Masters and KP as well?

    Mushi Saturday, 16 October 2010 03:33 PM

    Here is the opportunity for the for the multinational companies to exploit sl labour. But unfortunately it is recession around the world.

    Peiris Saturday, 16 October 2010 04:13 PM

    The Government's credibility is low, as the media is controlled.
    Why don't they publish a list of the released names?

    KD Saturday, 16 October 2010 08:36 PM

    Master of stupid questions, continue with his stupid questions. Perhaps you think you are funny.

    KD Saturday, 16 October 2010 08:40 PM

    Good idea. So that their former controllers can locate them again. (NOT)

    Faqi Saturday, 16 October 2010 10:36 PM

    Could we not have rehabilitated Gen S/F too and sent him home to his family? If we could do this for the rebels who were out to kill us, why not the man who kept us safe?

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 17 October 2010 12:49 AM

    Better keep an eye on them...these fellows are not babies...they are well trained guerrillas...Tamil politicos with hidden agendas can misuse them at any time !.


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