Army General Amnesty receives good response
The General Amnesty extended for Army deserters has
received good response with 5412 Army absentees reporting to their
respective Regimental Headquarters seeking legal discharge. According to
a Media Communiqué issued by the Sri Lanka Army, as of Monday (06th
November), 06 Officers, 06 Officer Cadets and 5400 Other Ranks of the
Army, considered as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) have sought
legal discharge during the past fortnight after the General Amnesty
period came into effect on 23rd October (2017).
The General Amnesty was announced to coincide with the
Sri Lanka Army's 68th Anniversary. It will end on the 15th (November
During the last General Amnesty offered to tri forces
deserters, which was in effect from December 01st to 31st (2016), 8877
absentees, including 34 Officers and 8843 Other Rank personnel had
reported to their respective services seeking legal discharge.
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