The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms has made arrangement to release another batch of former combatants of LTTE to the society ahead of the holidays.
The office of Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi has taken measures to integrate 28 former LTTE cadres who have completed the rehabilitation program at the Maradamadu and Poonthottam rehabilitation centers in Vavuniya.
Another batch of 48 ex-fighters will be released on Christmas Eve and on December 30.
According to the Brigadier Hettiarachchi 770 former LTTE cadres are currently being rehabilitated at the rehabilitation centers and authorities expect to release another 300 in January next year.
The former LTTE cadres undergoing rehabilitation at the Maradamadu and Poonthottam centers in Vavuniya and Kandalkadu and Senapura in the East receive vocational training during their rehabilitation program to learn skills that could find them employment once they are reintegrated into the society.