Only 2,924 ex-LTTE combatants remain in detention in Sri Lanka

July 31, Colombo: Commissioner General of Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka, Major General Sudantha has said that only 2,924 former Tamil Tigers soldiers are remaining in the rehabilitation centers of Sri Lanka.

They are to be released to the society after completing the rehabilitation process, the Commissioner General has said.

According to Ranasinghe the government’s rehabilitation program has been a success and 7,969 ex-LTTE combatants have already completed the rehabilitation and been released.

The rehabilitated cadres have been given vocational training and education facilities to improve their skills and knowledge.

During the last stages of the war 11,664 former rebels surrendered to the security forces. About 160 of them who are hardcore LTTE cadres are detained and facing court hearings for the crimes they committed during the war.

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