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HARDtalk: Sri Lanka Part 3 – Former Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives

[BBC, Thursday, 10 June 2010 17:47 No Comment]

Sri Lanka Part 3 - Former Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives Stephen Sackur looks at the Sri Lankan government’s child soldier rehabilitation programme. During Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war, hundreds of children were conscripted and forced to fight for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). He talks to the programme director, teachers and to the teenagers themselves about their horrific experiences and new lives.

The programme poses a troubling question – should the victorious Sri Lankan military be responsible for the rehabilitation of traumatised and vulnerable Tamil teenagers?

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