[QODLink]
Central & South Asia
Sri Lanka's child soldiers
Sri Lanka opens facilities to rehabilitate the island-nation's former child soldiers.
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2009 16:56 GMT

Following the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009, a   government rehabilitation programme is under way in Sri Lanka to help those who became child soldiers during the war and just months ago were fighting against government troops.

Al Jazeera's Tom Metcalfe reports.

Topics in this article
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.