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Agriculture Ministry ready to assist rehabilitated LTTE cadres

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Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage yesterday stated that the Agriculture Ministry is ready to assist the people in the North if they are willing to engage in agriculture.

The Minister was speaking at a meeting with a group of rehabilitated LTTE cadres at the Agriculture Ministry yesterday.

The Minister also said that steps could be taken to provide lands and assistance to the youth in the Northern Province who wish to cultivate chillies.

The rehabilitated LTTE cadres had lengthy discussions with the Minister regarding the economic, social and other problems that they are facing these days.

The Minister said that if the youth in the Northern Province are willing to engage in agriculture sector, the Agriculture Ministry could provide them with half an acre of land and the necessary planting material, fertilizer, water and shelter.

In addition, the Minister said that the priority will be given to the rehabilitated families of the LTTE when filling the vacancies of Agricutlure related jobs.

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