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We have the answer to Geneva
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)

Over 3,500 reformed LTTE cadres, who are now being employed in the Civil Security Department (CSD) in the Vanni District, pleaded with President Maithripala Sirisena to visit them.

The employed cadres who expressed their gratitude to President Sirisena for the decision he took in making them permanent in their employment, after being on probation for almost four years, believe the answer to Geneva Human Rights Council is with them.

A group of reformed LTTE cadres, in conversation with Ceylon Today said, their life was in complete misery when they were released after completing the rehabilitation programme.


“No one was willing to give us employment or help in any way as we were in the organization (LTTE). None of the Tamil politicians or the so-called Tamil Diaspora checked how......we were going to live afterwards. If the Government didn’t take a decision to absorb at least few of us to the CSD, we don’t know what our lives would have been,” they said. They also blamed Sinhala politicians in the South in the past for originating and nourishing communal violence which developed into a fully-pledged ruthless war of three decades.


“We fought by getting into two sides. We lost our youth to a meaningless war for so long because politicians wanted it. Today everyone speaks about reconciliation and not having a proper plan. All we say is those, including the ones in Geneva, should come to Vishwamadu or Kilinochchi to witness what real reconciliation is. We are working with trust, respect and love with military officers and members of other communities under a zero weapon concept,” they said.

Thevarasa and Thamilselvan, two former LTTE leaders who are now playing a lead role in CSD said if the President visit them and request them to represent Sri Lanka in Geneva to answer all the allegations, they will do so willingly.


“All we fear is not having a proper plan to employ other former LTTE cadres who were rehabilitated along with us but do not have any employment. There are various local and foreign forces trying to take advantage from their misery. We fear if the Government could not come up with a proper plan to get them integrated into the CSD or at least in the private sector they will lose strength to continue and fall to someone’s prey once again,” they asserted.


Meanwhile, Joint Civil Security Headquarters Commanding Officer Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu, Lt. Col. W.W. Ratnapriya, under whom the 3,500 ex-LTTE cadres and LTTE sympathizers work in collaboration, said there are frequent protests and pickets by reformed LTTE cadres demanding they too should be recruited to CSD.


“There are over 15,000 applications received. But the Government has stopped recruitments. Even though we recruited these ex-combatants under minimal qualifications and on humanitarian grounds, it is extremely difficult to find them employment as a majority of them lack any qualifications owing to joining the LTTE at a very young age,” Lt. Col. Ratnapriya explained.

Source: Sri Lanka News

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