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Thursday, July 12 , 2012 - 05.43 GMT
Another hardcore LTTE cadre seeks rehabilitation


Another ex- LTTE combatant expressed his willingness to confess and plead for an opportunity to undergo rehabilitation.

According to court officials the Tamil Tiger cadre Kanagasabe Devadasan alias Nadan is accused of aiding and abetting a bomb attack at Colombo Fort railway station.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijerathna ordered his request to be sent to the Attorney General.

The case against the suspect was postponed to July 25.

A suicide bomber exploded herself on board a train at the main railway station in Colombo Fort on February 03, 2008, killing eleven people and wounding 97 others. Among the killed in the suicide attack were seven school children of the baseball team of D. S. Senanayake College and their coach.

Meanwhile, former female political wing leader of LTTE Subramaniam Sivathai alias Thamalini commenced rehabilitation on her own consent on July 1 at the Poonthottam Open-Air Rehabilitation Center in Vavuniya.

During her rehabilitation she will receive vocational training, educational and sports opportunities.

Thamalini had been in remand custody since her arrest by a special police team on May 27, 2009 at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Vavuniya. She was charged with training LTTE cadres and establishing connections with LTTE members overseas.

She joined the LTTE in 1991 and received battle training in a LTTE camp in Nirveli. She has been a combatant until the end of the conflict.





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