February 05, 2020
  • A week long general amnesty has been declared, today for Tri-Forces absentees, enabling them to receive a discharge or to rejoin and continue their national service to the country.
  • A press release issued by the Defence Ministry yesterday (4 February) states that the general amnesty period has been declared under the direction of His Excellency the President Gotabaya, Rajapakse and will be in force for seven days in concurrent to the 72nd Independence day commencing from February 5, 2020.
  • This measure has been taken with the intention to provide an opportunity for Tri-Forces personnel who had served the nation under difficult circumstances facing numerous hardships and had left their respective services without following proper procedures. This general amnesty is offered only to Tri – Forces absentees who have been marked absent without leave (AWOL) before September 30, 2019.