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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6.27 GMT

ICRC resumes visits to LTTE rehabilitation camps

 

A delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) last week visited the rehabilitation camps housing the former LTTE combatants in the North.

The Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation said the ICRC resumed visits to the rehabilitation centers administered under the Bureau.

The Commissioner General Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi said an ICRC team visited the Maradamadhu Center in Vavuniya on February 22 and spent over three hours inspecting the facilities.

Meanwhile a delegation from the Japanese Embassy visited the Poonthottam Rehabilitation Centre also on February 22.

The former LTTE cadres undergoing rehabilitation receive vocational training during their rehabilitation program to learn skills that could find them employment once they are reintegrated into the society.

The Maradamadhu Center offers courses in Carpentry and, Masonry while Poonthottam Center offers a beauty cultural course for female inmates, and Sinhala and English language courses.

Of the over 11,600 former rebel cadres surrendered to the military at the end of the conflict in 2009, only a few hundred remain in rehabilitation camps now.

 


 



 

 
 
   
   
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