900 former LTTE combatants to be released today

June 05, Colombo: The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms has made arrangement to release another 900 former combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who have completed the rehabilitation program at the Pompamadu and Punethottam rehabilitation centers in Vavuniya.

The ex-fighters, who have received vocational training during their rehabilitation program, will be reintegrated into the society in a ceremony today held at the Vavuniya Urban Council Grounds, the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Brigadier General Sudantha Ranasinghe said.

According to authorities out of the 11,644 ex-LTTE cadres surrendered or arrested at the end of the war, 6,500 had been rehabilitated and reintegrated in to the society.

The Sri Lankan government recently said all the former female LTTE combatants have been released and they are with their families now.

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