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SL to rehabilitate ex-LTTE cadres

world Updated: Sep 20, 2009 19:13 IST

Sri Lanka and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will launch a USD 23 million programme to rehabilitate former LTTE cadres with the help of countries like US and UK.

The programme 'Reintegrating ex-LTTE cadres into civilian life' will be launched with assistance from US, Japan and United Kingdom.

There are over 10,000 LTTE cadres who were either captured or surrendered before the Sri Lankan Army after the end of the 30-year-old civil war in the island.

"The programme encompasses education, training and livelihood creation components," Justice and Law Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda said.

Besides the IOM and other countries, leading Sri Lankan companies will also provide assistance to the government.

"This initiative endorses President Mahinda Rajapaksa's vision of co-operation between the Government of Sri Lanka, the private sector, the diaspora and the global community to build a prosperous future for all Sri Lankans," Moragoda said.

In addition, Raj Rajaratnam, A Sri Lankan-born US-based investment manager with interests in a number of local companies, has also joined this private sector initiative in supporting programme with a grant of USD 1 million.

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