The paramilitary leader and newly appointed Resettlement Minister, Douglas Devananda today announced in Jaffna that 'non-rehabilitated' former LTTE cadre should register with his ministry.
Douglas pledged cash compensation and financial assistance from the state.
Locals and former LTTE cadres expressed concern however over the call from Douglas, the EPDP leader, notorious for extra-judicial killings and abductions of LTTE cadres during the armed conflict.
"They are trying to finish off what they started in 2009," one former cadre said, speaking anonymously. "To finish us [Tamil liberation fighters] off completely".