Another batch of 384 ex LTTE cadres to be integrated today
March 29, 2012 02:11 pm
Three hundred and eighty four ex-LTTE cadres who had completed their term of rehabilitation will be reintegrated to the society today.
With the latest batch, 10,490 ex- LTTE combatants, including 2,170 females have been rehabilitated and reintegrated in to the society since the country was liberated from terrorism in May 2009, said Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Dinesh Hettiarachchi.
The last remaining group of former LTTE cadres will be released by mid-2012 after providing them the mandatory 12 months training.
The former combatants receive training in vocational skills before their release through the programs organized by Sri Lanka military to earn a living on their own once released. The government has released Rs. 300 million to the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms to provide loans up to a maximum of Rs.250,000 to the rehabilitated former LTTE cadres to start their own employment
During and immediately after the final phase of the Humanitarian Operation 11,700 LTTE cadres have surrendered to the government security forces.
The government has allocated Rs.750 million for the rehabilitation process for this year and has spent Rs. 2.5 billion on the rehabilitation of ex-LTTE cadres since May 2009, the Research & Information Unit of the Presidential Secretariat reports.