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350 child soldiers to sit A Level Examination

Jul 20, 2010 7:13:02 AM - itnnews.lk

Over 350 former LTTE child soldiers will be sitting the GCE Advance Level exam in August.

Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe said the Government has identified 594 students from the Government- run and 378 of them are being prepared to take the GCE (A/L) examination next month. He said the students who are not taking the exam will be released after rehabilitation, Brigadier Ranasinghe has said. According to Commissioner General, the LTTE had disrupted the education of these ex-combatants.

The military, with the assistance of the Education Ministry had conducted a special school within the premises of Vavuniya Tamil Primary school for the A/L students whose education had been disrupted by the LTTE by forcibly recruiting them into its fighting units, the Commissioner General revealed. The Brigadier pointed out that the military had met all their needs including books, stationery, tuition, food, and lodging.

According to the Defence Ministry authorities, the military had identified 11,800 ex-LTTE cadres for rehabilitation from the IDP camps and 152 university students among them have been sent to the Jaffna University. The Defence Ministry noted that about 3,000 former LTTE cadres were released after rehabilitation and some of them were employed in the private sector.