400 ex-LTTE female cadres provided jobs
As many as 400 former female LTTE cadres who gave up guns, have taken up new vocations after receiving training in search of new life.
Colombo: As many as 400 former female
LTTE cadres who gave up guns, have taken up new vocations
after receiving training in search of new life.
These women cadres were rehabilitated at the
Veppamkulam centre and at the Punthottam Centre in Vavuniya in
the North under a special programme launched by the Sri Lanka
Army embarked on a new journey.
Three hundred female cadres who were rehabilitated at
Veppamkulam and 100 at Punthottam received new jobs.
After a successful rehabilitation and a reorientation
programme 400 former LTTE female cadres left to take up jobs
at the Tri-Star Apparel Factory in Alawwa.
In Sabaragamuwa province in South Central Sri Lanka.
They began their journey amidst the blessings of
relatives and well-wishers late last week. Many senior
officials were present when the bus carrying the former
combatants left the rehabilitation centres.
There was bonhomie amongst the women who were all in
smiles and their efforts towards rehabilitation was hardly
suggestive of their militant past.
These ex-combatants had surrendered during the final
stage of the humanitarian operation. As many 15 rehabilitation
centres were established to cater to 12,000 LTTE cadres.
It has now been possible to close down seven
rehabilitation centres, the official website said today.
Over 2,000 of the estimated 11,000 former LTTE
cadres have been so far released from various camps.
As many as 500 former combatants were earlier
offered jobs while 530 child soldiers were rehabilitated and
entrusted to their parents.
As many as 2500 who were disabled in the conflict
were handed over to their parents, the website reported.