BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

Rehab youth gets Teacher Appointment

An ex-LTTE combatant was given a teaching appointment to Wattrappalai Vidyalaya, Mullaitivu after rehabilitation, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe said yesterday.

During the last stage of the war, around 12,000 LTTE fighters surrendered to the troops or were captured.

Of them, only 4,649 still undergo rehabilitation while all the others have been reunited with their families.

Brigadier Ranasinghe said that this combatant, a diploma holder of a National Institute of Education, was among the latest batch of 100 LTTE cadres integrated into society on the Christmas day.

Earlier, he said that a number of ex-combatants were recruited as drivers for the Sri Lanka Central Transport Board, and attached to the Kondavil Depot in Jaffna.

Brigadier Ranasinghe said that 703 combatants identified as hardcore fighters had been sent to a camp in Omanthai for investigation purposes.

"We try to transform the lives of these combatants through rehabilitation. We conduct different vocational training programmes for them. Now, there are major investments in the North. Those investors might employ them," he said.

(Courtesy - Daily mirror)