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Another batch of rehabilitated ex-combatants released

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The government yesterday, (22 Jan) reintegrated another batch of 78 rehabilitated former Tamil Tiger members to the society, after successful completion of their rehabilitation programme.

At a ceremony held at the Batticaloa Municipal Council Hall in the Eastern Province, Deputy Minister of Resettlement Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan and Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera handed over the rehabilitated ex-combatants to their parents.

Ex-combatants also showcased their talents at a variety show organized at the event.

Also, the ex-LTTE cadres, who have successfully completed their rehabilitation program were given vocational training in several sectors to assist them to start self-employment.

Deputy Minister for Women and Child welfare MLAM Hizbullah, government officials and the parents of the released former LTTE cadres participated in the occasion.