Wednesday, May 27, 2009

S.Lanka offers Tigers rehabilitation or trial

By Shihar Aneez

VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - More than 9,000 Tamil Tiger fighters have been questioned by judges following Asia's longest modern war and the majority will undergo rehabilitation, Sri Lanka's military said on Tuesday.

Many of the remaining 2,000 who have "self-confessed" are likely to face trial.

"They have taken guns, fought against the army. So they have to go through rehabilitation so that they can live as normal Sri Lankans," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara. Full text