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Sri Lanka frees 73 rehabilitated ex-LTTE members

Press Trust of India
Jan 22, 2012 at 04:27pm IST

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities released a batch of 73 rehabilitated ex-members of the rebel outfit LTTE in the eastern district of Batticaloa on Sunday.

"This is another batch to be released from the 11,000 ex-members of the LTTE," said A Dissanayake, the secretary to ministry of rehabilitation.

Dissanayake said with the release on Sunday there will only be around 550 who are left to be freed. They are currently being housed in four camps.

SL frees 73 rehabilitated ex-LTTE members

Secretary to ministry of rehabilitation said with the release on Sunday there will only be around 550 who are left to be freed.

The rehabilitation process include vocational and language training added with life skills such as information technology.

The rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres are provided self employment loans at concessionary terms, officials said.

Those who surrendered before the government troops at the last stage of the military offencive in May 2009 are the ones who are subject to rehabilitation.

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