SLTB to employ rehabilitated combatants
Around 100 rehabilitated former combatants will be trained to be
drivers and conductors by the Government and employ them to the SLTB
transport services in the Northern Province.
Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri told the
Daily News that the Government is in the process of selecting 100 former
LTTE combatants who were rehabilitated in the rehabilitation centres to
employ them in the transport service.
"They will be provided driving lessons and conductor training to give
them jobs in the transport service in the Northern Province," he added.
They will be selected on the basis of qualifications and skills.
He noted that it will open them a path to get back to a normal life
Meanwhile, resettlement of IDPs in Akkarayankulam has been
accelerated. The Government facilitated the IDPs financially to
establish their livelihood opportunities.