More than 450 tri forces deserters arrested
[Feb 03 2017]
Authorities are continuing to take action against tri
forces deserters who have failed to obtain legal discharge during the
General Amnesty periods provided in the past and so far more than 450
personnel have been arrested till Thursday (2nd February 2017), states
Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne.
Accordingly, 1 officer and 313 soldiers from the army,
133 personnel from navy and 11 personnel from air force have been
arrested so far.
Tri forces personnel who are considered as Absent
Without Official Leave (AWOL) were provided two opportunities during
last year (2016) to seek legal discharge. During the last amnesty period
(from 01st to 31st December) around nine thousand tri forces deserters
including officers and other rank personnel reported to their respective
services seeking legal discharge.
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