The government said this morning that the rehabilitated former LTTE Cadres will be used in the development process currently underway in the North and Eastern Provinces.
Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera said that a special loan scheme with low interest rates will be given to the former cadres in the near future.
Minister Gajadeera was speaking at a function where 483 former LTTE cadres were handed back to their family members after a successful rehabilitation process.
He also emphasized that each month Rs.100 million is allocated to provide assistance, food, language and technical knowledge to the former carders.
Most of these former cadres are married men with three or more children. Steps were taken to release them after many appeals were made with the Ministry by their family members.
The former tigers are currently in nine rehabilitation camps. They undergo 16 different courses in their tenure which is between three to nine months.
More than 12,000 cadres surrendered during the last phase of the war and 7000 of them were rehabilitated and released to society. Nearly 4100 are still undergoing special language and vocational training.
Minister Rishard Bathiudeen, Vanni Security Forces Commander Major General Sumedha Perera and Rehabiliation Commissioner General Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe also attended the occasion at the Vavuniya City Centre. (Supun Dias reporting from Vavuniya)
To win the hearts and minds of Jaffna people,govt. has to change the game plan.They hate whatever the govt.does with a passion. They don't like the big brother approach. Govt. must get the private sector directly involved and be on the sidelines. No politics please.
lunatic Saturday, 23 April 2011 11:08 AM
as free/cheap labour of course
watch dog Saturday, 23 April 2011 11:08 AM
Good move......rightious decision for the well being of their family and to the nation. Go ahead Minister.
bada uda gemmba Saturday, 23 April 2011 07:01 PM
MIND the those SPOTS...........they NEVER CHANGE!!!!!
PP Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:15 PM
who knows the truth?!
pj Saturday, 23 April 2011 11:05 PM
Slavery doesn't mean cooperation!
Tissa Prerera Sunday, 24 April 2011 04:04 AM
Who cares send them to tamilnadu this country belong to srilnakna buddists
Above the Crowd Sunday, 24 April 2011 09:10 AM
Tissa, I am a Buddhist , You really must take treatment or jump in the lake . Don't make stupid comments on serious issues
NADARAJAH SETHURUBAN Sunday, 24 April 2011 09:25 AM
We Tamils all agree
nagulendran Sunday, 24 April 2011 11:42 AM
You certainly dos not know....
channa Sunday, 24 April 2011 11:47 AM
You are so negative just as Tamil diaspora.....
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