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Lanka sets up committee to address LTTE detainees issue

Sri Lanka today said it has set up a committee to study cases against the LTTE cadres detained after the end of civil war and to expedite necessary legal action.

world Updated: Jan 20, 2011 21:34 IST
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Sri Lanka today said it has set up a committee to study cases against the LTTE cadres detained after the end of civil war and to expedite necessary legal action.

The committee began its work by interviewing 182 detainees in the Boossa detention camp located in the southern province yesterday, the government's official website reported.

The four member committee is headed by Deputy Solicitor General Shavindra Fernando and was appointed by the president Mahinda Rajapksha on a recommendation made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) examining incidents related to the ethnic conflict.

More than 11,000 have been detained after the war that lasted in May 2009. 5,586 have been later released after undergoing the rehabilitation process. At least 78 former LTTE caders were released last week to mark the Thaipongal ceremony widely celebrated event by the Tamil Hindus. During the rehabilitation the LTTE cadres have been provided vocational training and in some cases school education.