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Karuna),P. once the main arms procurer for the LTTE was arrested in 2009 and later released from government custody Successfully rehabilitated he runs orphanages in Killinochi and continues to give media interviews Several male cadres and supporters of the LTTE have made their way back into society joined mainstream politics and have even been recruited into the army since the end of the war It is widely estimated that nearly 12000 former LTTE combatants some of whom were forcibly conscripted by the LTTE have participated in the formal rehabilitation programmes run by the government Vocational training for them has included special skills in local trades information technology agriculture animal farming food processing education handicrafts carpentry and the construction industry Many of these ex combatants also joined the Civil Security Department (CSD) in the North and East although it is believed that the department was set up to patronise a loyal group of government informers A visit to Jaffna and Vavuniya in 2015 revealed the culture of fear and persecution that Tamil civilians still face in these areas Even a rumored accusation of having connections with the former LTTE has meant serious harassment by the security forces The Sri Lankan Army has absorbed many former cadres mostly able-bodied young men The inclusion of 95 women after undergoing training at the Army Training School in Killinochi made international news in 2013 These women came from the severely war affected areas of Mullaithivu Vavuniya Killinochi and Mannar They learnt Sinhala and English languages apart from training in other military skills However the rehabilitation and reintegration of women combatants has been a slow process with unfolding stories of further stigmatization and hardship Many women have been rejected by their own families for having led unconventional lives and for transgressing gender norms as guerrilla fighters More conservative views have labelled these women as sexually promiscuous making it difficult for them to lead normal lives in secure conditions Tamil war and photo journalist Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai has documented the poignant stories and challenges of reintegrating the women released from government run rehabilitation centres The situation of those disabled in the war is much worse with little opportunities to find employment or economic security The recently circulated story of Vetrichelvi Velu an ex-LTTE cadre turned social worker from Mannar who runs a social service programme called the ‘Welfare Organisation for Women with Disabilities’ (WOWD) raises some hope that the issue of disabled female fighters is getting much-needed attention But the government rehabilitation programmes have hardly addressed the double stigmatization of the former women combatants who are disabled Moreover feminist studies of conflicts have highlighted the gendered nature of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes where women are pushed into vocational training that polices them into formal and acceptable gender roles Consider the case of Thamilini or Subramaniam Sivakamy of Killinochi who joined the LTTE in 1991 and became the head of the women’s political wing Thamilini was the senior most woman cadre of the LTTE captured after the war and charged with recruitment and networking with the diaspora After serving the prison term she was sent to a rehabilitation camp and received training in bridal dressing Once a dreaded fighter then preparing brides for their weddings Thamilini died of cancer in 2015 leaving behind an autobiography Under a Sharp Sword highlighting the war and its many atrocities Former fighter Niromi de Soyza now based in Australia has also captured the pathos in the life of women fighters and their families “We were better prepared for death than for life” she says in her book Tamil Tigress Not any different from the women whom I met in 2008 who talked about the ‘freedom’ they felt living inside the war than outside it I recall my encounter with some of these former fighters in the secured premises of a local school in Batticaloa during the peak of the war in 2008 The newly formed political outfit at the time TMVP (Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal) led by Col Karuna refused to create space for these women because in Karuna’s words they “worked closely with the Sri Lankan security forces” This irony was perhaps less hard-hitting than watching these women ferried by gun-wielding TMVP men who now provided them ‘security’ and ‘protection’ both from LTTE and the government forces These TMVP men had all been former members of the LTTE with whom the women had shared homeland dreams battle glories injuries and deaths of loved ones Among the women whose lives I was trying to document were also those who had served as personal bodyguards to Col Karuna These women who had dared to pick up arms to secure themselves and their fellow citizens continue to suffer insecurities in the post-war context Their own families and the larger Tamil community have also abdicated their responsibilities and contributed to their suffering and stigmatization Former women combatants of the LTTE continue to fight for their place in history and society The battlefield has changed and the stakes are different now For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Harsha Raj Gatty | Published: November 19 2016 8:47 pm Not only the state government has more than doubled the budget from Rs 6 crores (2015) to over Rs 13 crores this year the Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) has also increased the number of screenings from 187 movies Top News Taking the right cues from previous year’s organising debacle and meagre footfall efforts to reinvent this year’s 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from being a ‘delegate-only’ to a public inclusive event seems to have struck the right chords at least for now Not only the state government has more than doubled the budget from Rs 6 crores (2015) to over Rs 13 crores this year the Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) has also increased the number of screenings from 187 movies (world cinema) in the previous year to 300 movies this time To tap the domestic support – the organisers are publicly screening four popular Hindi films namely Sholay Maghadeera (Hindi-dubbed) and recently released Salman Khan’s Sultan and Akshay Kumar’s Airlift In the midst of a raging political debate over regional language as the Medium of Instructions (MOI) in the state’s primary education system IFFI will host as many as 10 Marathi films including Nana Patekar-starrer Natasamrat along with Konkani movies These films will be screened at 20 indoor and outdoor locations in the state (both south and north Goa) the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) confirmed DFF said that in order to enhance convenience and to reduce unnecessary prolonging of the event it had decided to clinically cut down the number of days of IFFI from 11 days to 9 days between November 20th and 28th “Based on our previous year’s assessment we have dropped separate North-East section because of its less popularity and also there will be no ‘Homage’ section as we have not received enough entries But will be showcasing four NE cinemas as a part of other entries” Director of DFF C Senthil Rajan told indianexpresscom The ESG has also planned several parallel engagements for the local populace around the IFFI venue such as ‘Goa High Street’ (event showcasing Goan culture cuisine merchandising and music) and ‘Children Film Village’ for youngsters and families “Unlike last year where only delegates were allowed to National Film Heritage Mission this year NFHM event themed on 70 years of Indian film and independence will be thrown open to the public” Director of DFF C Senthil Rajan said To do away with the aftermath of demonetisation ESG has written to the State Bank of India to provide ATM facility within the venue ” Also we have asked all the merchandise food caterers within and around IFFI to install Point of Sale (POS) terminal for facilitating customer transaction” CEO of Entertainment Society of Goa Ameya Abhyankar said Although seven entries have been sent from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) to IFFI this year impending the 2015 move by the DFF to remove the ‘student section’ from the screening itself (after student agitation) none of the movies have been shortlisted for this year’s edition Although FTII faculty may conduct workshops on subjects like acting screenwriting and film appreciation during the fest In the backdrop of the hostility with Pakistan IFFI has distanced itself from the controversy by not screening two entries from Pakistan stating that they did not meet the expectations of the IFFI preview committee “We had screened one movie from Pakistan in 2015 but this year the preview committee felt the quality was not up to the mark The elimination of Pakistani movies must not be looked in isolation There were 1032 entries this year we have selected only 300 movies So many countries have not received an opportunity So it must be looked in an overall context per say there is no ban on Pakistani movies” Director of DFF C Senthil Rajan said According to ESG altogether 5500 delegates (paid and confirmed) have registered for the IFFI This is comparatively higher than last year’s delegate contingent of 3500 arrivals “The hike in fees made last year (Rs300 to Rs 1000) will continue It may not much affect the sentiment of movie enthusiasts The numbers are likely to increase with on the spot registration at the venue” Ameya Abhyankar said For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsFormer Employee with Medical Marijuana Card Claims Freedom from Disciplinary Action The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (“MMMA”) enacted by referendum permits an individual with a qualifying medical condition to use or possess a limited 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