Program to rehabilitate LTTE surrendees
Deputy Minister of Justice and Law Reform V. Puthirasigamoney told
the Sunday Observer that 3,000 Tiger cadres surrendered to the
Government forces during the recent gallant operations and thrust into
heavily protected LTTE areas in Mullaitivu and his ministry is working
on programs to rehabilitate the LTTE cadres.
The Justice Ministry was now under the direct purview of President
Mahinda Rajapaksa and he (the President) has given instructions to adopt
a humanitarian approach towards the LTTE cadres surrendering to the
Government forces and to take all steps necessary to rehabilitate them
and bring them back into the society, Puthirasigamoney said.
Consequently they were working in coordination with the Presidential
Secretariat on formulating programs on rehabilitating the former LTTE
cadres and merging them into the society.