Ex- combatants retrained as bridal designers
of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation together with Alliance
Development Trust, conducted a short term course on beauty culture and
bridal dressing for the trainees at Pempemadu and Puntottam women
rehabilitation centers, recently. An official from Bureau of the
Commissioner General of Rehabilitation revealed.
Mrs. Dananjanee Palliaguruge steered the training
programme, and 36 women ex-combatants received certificates on
completion of the training. The certificate awarding ceremony held at
Pempemadu rehabilitation center on 14th August, followed by a stunning
bridal show, which was staged by the trainees themselves.
"This was amazing; I wonder if anyone of us would ever
be able to become beauticians or bridal designers unless we escaped from
LTTE and surrendered to the army", one slammed her former associates.
Moreover, the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation
handed over another 37 woman ex-combatants who are above 50 years of
age, to their relatives on completion of the training.