- Published on Monday, 28 May 2012 13:00
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Measures have been taken to release another 75 former LTTE combatants who have successfully completed their rehabilitation programme.
The ex-LTTE cadres will be handed over to their relatives at a function on 2nd June in Vavuniya, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi said.
The rehabilitated cadres have been provided education, as well as spiritual and vocational training to be engaged in a livelihood, the Commissioner General has said.
Over 11,600 ex-LTTE cadres surrendered to the Sri Lankan security forces during the final stages of the war. They were being rehabilitated at the rehabilitation centers in Vavuniya.
The government had successfully re-integrated 10,490 ex- LTTE combatants, including 2,170 females into civil society following their rehabilitation.
The last remaining group of former LTTE cadres will be released by mid-2012 after providing them the mandatory 12 months training.
The government has spent Rs. 2.5 billion on the rehabilitation of ex-LTTE cadres since the conflict ended in May 2009.