Ex-LTTE female cadres visit Parliament

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A group of 104 ex-LTTE female cadres visited Parliament yesterday before being reintegrated into society after a one-year rehabilitation programme.

They visited Parliament when the committee stage debate of the Ministry of Prison Rehabilitation was taking place.

They are the members of the last group of around 700 ex-terrorists.

Secretary to the Ministry of Prison Rehabilitation Dissanayake said 46 cadres who completed one year vocational training would be released on Sunday in Jaffna.

“They will be given training in 20 different fields and once reintegrated into the society they can obtain self employment loans up to Rs. 250,000,” he further said.

It is expected that all remaining 700 former LTTE cadres will be released after providing them the mandatory 12 months training by mid 2012.

At the end of the war with the LTTE in May 2009, around 12,000 cadres were brought under rehabilitation programmes and over 11,000 of them have already been reintegrated into society.