Lankan church helps ‘despairing’ Tamil Tigers

[ Cath News Asia ] - [ Nov 30, 2009 0:35:05 GMT ]

Sri Lanka church workers are trying to help former Tamil Tiger rebels, who are said to be living in the “blackest of despair,” claiming many should be released. Press-ganged into fighting as children, many are now living with injury, disability and mental trauma, cut off from their loved ones, UCA News reports.The rebels should not continue to be punished because many had no option when they were under the control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist army, says Oblate Father Paul Jayanthan Pachchek. [ full story ]

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