Former LTTE Chief Arms Procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) said a group of 22 members of the Tamil diaspora from Canada, Australia and five European Countries had visited Sri Lanka last week and held talks with Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo.
Speaking to Tamilmirror.lk, Mr Pathmanathan said that Mr. Rajapaksa had assured the delegation that the rehabilitation of ex-combatants would be expedited. “The defence secretary was very accommodative and granted many requests regarding the rehabilitation of former combatants and those affected by the war,” he said
He also said that the government was deeply concerned about the rehabilitation of ex-combatants, and that this was a rare phenomenon in a situation like this.
The delegation had also visited rehabilitation centres in Poonthottam, Welikanda, Kaththankudi and Senapura to gather first-hand information on the situation prevailing there.