Former Tamil Tiger snipers join Sri Lanka shooting team

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Former Tamil Tiger snipers join Sri Lanka shooting team

13 July 2012 Last updated at 10:49 ET | BBC News


The ex-fighters had been part of rehabilitation programmes - which some are sceptical of (file photo)

Former Tamil Tiger snipers have been selected to represent Sri Lanka in shooting sports at national level.
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They are among 16 picked at a talent-spotting camp held for ex-fighters last month. Others will represent Sri Lanka in swimming, athletics and cricket.
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He said that 135 former rebels in rehabilitation expressed interest in taking part in swimming, shooting, tennis and badminton.
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Sri Lanka says it has rehabilitated nearly 11,000 former Tigers in special camps and is still putting 630 through the process.
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The Red Cross is denied access to the camps and many rights groups and governments are sceptical about the whole process, says our correspondent.
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But Colombo insists it has been effective.
Source: BBC News - Former Tamil Tiger snipers join Sri Lanka shooting team
 

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Such efforts should be welcome but those should be transparent.
 

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Rather dangerous.

They may mistake the SL part of the team as Fig 11 targets!

 

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LTTE had very good snipers well trained and good shots with good sniper rifles.
 

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