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Over 300 Former LTTEers To Sit For A/Ls

Jul 15, 2011 11:04:23 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Rehabilitation Bureau has said that over 300 former LTTE members have applied to sit for the GCE Advanced Level examination next month.

Colonel B. Jayathileka from the Bureau has told the media that 302 former LTTEers have applied to sit for the exam and the highest number of them has opted to sit for the Arts.

Among those who are sitting for the exam 230 will sit for the exam from the Arts stream, 57 from Commerce, 12 from Bio Science and three from Mathematics.

Colonel Jayathileka has said that these children have been given additional support and guidance to pursue studies through tuition classes conducted by teachers fromColomboand Vavuniya.

Seminars on key subjects are to be held during the last few weeks before the exam next month.

He has explained that schools were set up for the former LTTE members, who have opted to pursue with their studies instead of following vocational training, in Vavuniya.