|=Move to permit ex-combatants to live with their families|
|=Special camp for LTTE couples|
|=11,000 acre farm to accommodate 11,000 persons|
An internationally backed effort to rehabilitate over
10,000 LTTE cadres in government custody is on track with an ambitious
plan to set up special rehabilitation facilities to allow families of
the detained to live under one roof.
The first such facility is expected to be established in ‘Zone 5’ of Menik farm bordering the Malwattu Oya. The government intends to set up similar facilities in Trincomalee, Jaffna and Batticaloa as part of its overall plan to help ex-LTTE combatants resume civilian life.
A remand prisoner climbed the roof top of the Welikada Remand Prison in protest against his being charged twice for the same offence involving a land matter. He was remanded in one case and allowed out on bail in the other. "This is absured. I won’t come down until justice is meted out to me," he said. He was on top of the tall roof from 2.00 p.m. on Thursday until this edition went to press. (Photo-Kamal Bogoda)