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Ex-Tiger combatants employed by garment firm
May '10
According to The Sunday Island newspaper, Sri Lanka's, Tri-Star Apparel Exporters Pvt Ltd, has employed a batch of ex-Tamil Tiger combatants to work at their apparel factories and they have expressed interest to hire more combatants.

The first batch of trainees will join the company in Ratmalana, South of Colombo during this week.

According to Tri-Star Chairman, Kumar Devapura, they are keen on appointing up to 1,500 ex-Tiger combatants in their factories. Sri Lanka had captivated around 12,000 Tamil Tiger cadres during the last stages of the war.

With 15 factories already operational in the country, Tri-Star is intending to establish two new plants in Jaffna and Kilinochchi in the north of the country. More so, the group had just recently, launched a factory in Polpithigama, providing employment to 600 labourers including 250 relatives of the military force.

In addition, 400 labourers from the minority Tamil and Muslim communities were also provided with jobs in the Thambalagamuwa, Trincomalee in the North-East part of the country and around 200 were employed from the Sinhalese community.

Not only was the group going ahead with establishing new factories, but they had also procured orders for their factories including 15 million pieces from Asda.

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