Vivek Oberoi guest at former LTTE rebels' mass marriage
Over 100 former Tamil Tiger combatants were married in a mass ceremony in the northern district of Vavuniya today, which had actor Vivek Oberoi as one of the guests.world Updated: Jun 13, 2010 17:44 IST
Over 100 former Tamil Tiger combatants were married in a mass ceremony in the northern district of Vavuniya on Sunday, which had actor Vivek Oberoi as one of the guests.
Marriage certificates were issued to 53 couples at the end of the civil ceremony.
The former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters had spent a year in military custody after they surrendered as the civil war between the Tigers and government forces ended in May, 2009.
Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe, said most of the ex-combatants had been living together without formalising their partnerships.
"Some have children. It's only fair we legalise their marriages as part of their rehabilitation process," Ranasinghe was quoted by the AFP as having said.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son, and new MP, Namal Rajapaksa, was present at the ceremony as well.