Out of 12,000 ex-combatants in the north, both male and female, around 2,000 have opted for IT careers, according to a representative of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Lt. Col. B. Jayathilaka. These ex-combatants will be participating in computer, entrepreneurship and English skills programmes offered as part of the Jaffna Mini Infotel which will be held from February 26 to 28 at the Vembadi Girls' High school in Jaffna.
Meanwhile, there will also be a business forum to be held in association with the Yalpanam (Jaffna) Chamber of Commerce during the same period.
Additionally, ICT training centres have been set up, in conjunction with Federation of Information Technology ndustries in Sri Lanka (FITIS) and under the purview of the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, at the Tellipalai, Welikanda, Vavuniya and Mirisuvil Rehabilitation Centres.
In 2010, Mini Infotel exhibitions are slated for Hambantota, Tangalle and Kurunegala.