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Parents meet former LTTE child soldiers

[PTI, Sunday, 16 August 2009 10:01 No Comment]

Tears rolled down the cheeks of family members of 110 former LTTE child soldiers when they met their teenage children, who were carrying arms and guns just four months back, for the first time after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka.

The children, who were brought to the centre after being caught by the Sri Lankan forces in the last phase of the 30-year-old civil war, are being rehabilitated at the Child Soldiers Rehabilitation Camp in Ambespussa, 60 kms from Colombo.

Parents hugged and kissed their children, who were forced by the LTTE to fight the Sri Lankan forces, when they saw their children with books.

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