The US has expressed its appreciation on the rehabilitation
programme of child soldiers carried out by the Government.
In a release issued by the White House the forcible conscription of the child soldiers carried out by the LTTE has been condemned. The United States expressed its appreciation about the success of the programme of rehabilitating child soldiers in Sri Lanka. The US has issued an official warning to countries such as Chad, Congo, Sudan and Yemen where child soldiers are used to propagate terrorism. The US points out that abolition of children’s rights cannot be condoned in any way. The White House says that US is facing terrorist threats despite being the most powerful country in the world. The release says that Sri Lanka has set an example before the world by eliminating terrorism.
The White House states that Sri Lanka has achieved success not only in the programme of the rehabilitation of child soldiers but also in the development programme. People of all ages are living comfortably in Sri Lanka. The US has stressed that there is a necessity to eliminate terrorism in order to establish such peace throughout the world.