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Govt.: On Track In Rehabilitating Ex-LTTEers

Sep 23, 2010 2:17:35 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government is currently on track with the five-year strategy launched from 2008 to 2012 to rehabilitate former LTTE combatants and integrate them into their families and communities, Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera says.

The government has so far identified 11,698 ex-combatants for rehabilitation.

Gunasekera has told the media that a total of 3,023 former LTTE combatants had been released from August 2009 to date following a three-pronged approach of rehabilitating, prosecuting or releasing.

According to Gunasekera, those released comprised of university students, children, sick and disabled cadres, court ordered releases, expectant mothers with infants and youths with minor involvement with the LTTE.