Sunday, August 16, 2009

Plans to rehabilitate ex-LTTE cadre

Deputy Minister of Justice and Law Reforms V.Putthirisigamoney told the `Sunday Observer' that the office was in the procedure of formulating long term tactics to rehabilitate and reintegrate into society over 10,000 ex-LTTE combatants who are now housed in separate wellbeing camps in Vavuniya and other places.
A high level meeting attended by Ministers, the Commissioner General of treatment and senior office officials is to be held soon to discuss instant measures that need to be initiated in this regard, he also said.
Vocational training, instructive programs, educational facilities, trauma counselling and provision of suitable service opportunities will be main areas for the rehabilitation of the ex-LTTE cadres, he stated.Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Maj.Gen.Daya Rajapaksa said that they were now at the planning stage and would soon begin the rehabilitation process in harmonization with the pertinent ministries, donors and monetary support groups.
Deputy official General of Rehabilitation, Modastus Fernando, said that the Bureau of Rehabilitation was intent on ability building, including staffing of an adequate number of professionals and staff, logistic arrangements and acquiring a suitable place with buildings and all amenities, for housing the rehabilitation centre
Courtesy ; Sunday Observer

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