Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Many surrendered rebels offered rehabilitation

Military reports reveal that more than 9000 LTTE cadres relinquished their ties with the LTTE and surrendered to SL armed forces. Most of them decamped their erstwhile companion, the LTTE, on their own and mixed up with innocent civilians fleeing from terror grips. “The majority simply surrendered and the rest have been identified by SL armed forces,” Military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.

Already, they undergo questioning before a legal panel, and legal authorities consider the majority should undergo rehabilitation. Some 2000 rebels self-confessed and are likely to face trial. "They are simply the pawns who took every risk at the command of cruel leaders, and, being brainwashed to see only the darker side of life, they must go through rehabilitation so that they can live as normal Sri Lankans," said Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara.

(Govt Info Dept)