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Wedding bells for ex-combatants

May 30, 2010 3:10:58 AM - itnnews.lk

The love of 53 couples, all former members of the LTTE, will culminate in marriage under the auspices of the state they once fought to overthrow.

Rehabilitation Commissioner General Brig. Sudantha Ranasinghe said these lovers are now undergoing rehabilitation. They will take each other’s hands at a special collective wedding ceremony. It will be held at Pompemadu Rehabilitation Centre on the 13th of next month. He said the couples will be given the opportunity to start a new life at the Kaithadi collective village, where they are to be settled.

At the same time, the Rehabilitation Authority, the authority designated to rehabilitate and socialize Sri Lanka’s child combatants, recently announced that the last batch of rehabilitated child soldiers – 108 boys and 90 girls – have been handed over to their parents.