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508 child soldiers handed over to parents

Sep 5, 2010 11:58:34 AM - itnnews.lk

Five hundred and eight child soldiers were handed over to their parents after rehabilitation.

The function to hand over the former child combatants to their parents took place under the patronage of Deputy Minister Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa. The child soldiers who have been rehabilitated are residents of Mannar, Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Batticaloa and Trincomalee. Awards and certificates were presented to the youth who have completed a vocational training course at the Pompemadu Rehabilitation camp. Dance, music and bridal shows of those who undergo rehabilitation at the camp were also held. High ranking Officers of the Security forces were amongst a large number of people who were present.