More than 300 former Tigers freed

The army yesterday released more than 300 former LTTE cadres who had undergone rehabilitation.

The former rebels were freed and handed over to their relatives at a ceremony held in Vavuniya yesterday to mark the ‘Thai Pongal’ festival.

Tamil media reports from Jaffna said that several former female LTTE cadres were among those released.

The Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera and top Military officials attended the function.