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Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 5.06 GMT
Thamalini released


Authorities yesterday released the former female political wing leader of LTTE, Subramaniam Sivathtai alias Thamalini after undergoing a one-year rehabilitation program.

The Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Dharshana Hettiarachchi said that Thamalini was handed over to her parents at the Poonthottam Rehabilitation Centre in Vavuniya.

Thamalini, a resident of Kilinochchi joined LTTE in 1991 and became the head of LTTE Women's Wing. She was arrested by Sri Lankan army in May 2009 at an Army welfare center for refugees and taken to Colombo for investigations.

She was charged with training LTTE cadres and establishing connections with LTTE members overseas.

After being detained at the Welikada prison for many months she consented to be rehabilitated and was transferred to the Vavuniya Rehabilitation center to undergo the rehabilitation programme in order to re-integrate her into the society.

According to the rehabilitation officials, Thamalini received vocational training at the camp and had followed a training course in bridal dressing.





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