Claims about rehabilitated LTTE cadres receiving poisonous injections under govt care not verified: Wigneswaran

Wigneswaran's northern provincial council had resolved to ask for an investigation into the claims that over 40 former LTTE cadres had been injected poison during the process of rehabilitation.

By: PTI | Colombo | Published: August 23, 2016 1:01:34 pm
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The claims that rehabilitated LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka had been made to receive poisonous injections under government care are yet to be verified, Northern chief minister CV Wigneswaran has said.

“We have only received complaints and nothing has been verified. We will subject them to examination to verify the claims,” Wigneswaran told reporters on Monday.

“We have asked for a report to be sent to us then we will decide on the next course of action,” he added.

Wigneswaran’s northern provincial council had resolved to ask for an investigation into the claims that over 40 former LTTE cadres had been injected poison during the process of rehabilitation.

The government had dismissed claims as rubbish.

The Tamil groups claimed that the LTTE cadres had suffered physical disabilities while at least six of them had died of cancer due to poisonous injections given while under rehabilitation.

Those rehabilitated had surrendered to the military at the end of the LTTEs defeat in 2009.

The government said over 8,000 of them had been rehabilitated and reintegrated into the society. They underwent livelihood skills and language training under rehabilitation.

Earlier, Sri Lanka’s Tamil politicians have alleged that over 100 LTTE cadres at rehabilitation centres were injected with poison leading to their deaths.

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