May 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities are planning to release more detained former liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres to mark the 2600th Sambudda Jayanthi anniversary.
Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe has said that more LTTE cadres will be reintegrated into the society upon completion of their rehabilitation program to mark the significant religious event that celebrates the 2600th anniversary of Buddha’s enlightenment.
Several rehabilitated LTTE cadres are to be released on the Vesak Poya Day, the Commissioner General said.
During the last phase of the war between government forces and the LTTE, 11,700 former combatants surrendered to Sri Lankan security forces. So far 6,539 ex-rebel cadres have been released and further 4,360 are being rehabilitated in camps, according to the Commissioner General.
The rehabilitated cadres have been given vocational training and education facilities to improve their skills and knowledge.