Only 500 ex-Tiger cadres remaining to be released
*320 to be reunited soon
*Legal action awaits the rest
Eleven thousand five hundred ex-LTTE combatants out of the 12,000
surrendered or in the custody of the state have been reunited with their
families after rehabilitation, Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan
He said that out of the 500 that remained around 320 would be
reunited with their families soon. Brigadier Wanigasuriya said that the
main reason for the delay to reunite them with their families is that
the vocational training courses they are following have not yet been
The Military Spokesman further stated that those rehabilitated
ex-LTTE combatants were given vocational training of their choice. He
added that they selected a variety of courses, including computer
courses, beauty culture, tailoring, welding, motor mechanism etc.
The Brigadier added that some selected vocational training courses
were lengthy. He added that there are around 320 of them who had
selected such long duration courses.
Brig Wanigasuriya further stated that the 12,000 ex-LTTE combatants
who surrendered or arrested by the Security Forces were given many other
courses apart from the vocational training during the period they were
He added that apart from making them familiar with aesthetic subjects
they were also recultured by introducing them into their own culture.
Brigadier Wanigasuriya also said that there are around 180
ex-combatants who will have to face legal action for their direct
involvement in crimes of a grave nature.