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Army deserters face arrest from tomorrow warns Sri Lankan military

The Sri Lankan army warned deserters that they face arrest from tomorrow as a general amnesty period ends.

Sri Lankan army spokesperson Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera told Hiru News that from Monday onwards any discovered deserters will be arrested.

He went on to add that 23,600 members of the army who had deserted had reported back to their respective regimens by yesterday evening. 18,500 had legally resigned from their positions added the spokesperson, however he did not elaborate on whether the remaining 5,100 deserters had re-enlisted.

Also see our previous posts:

Sri Lankan army extends amnesty for deserters (15 Apr 2015)

Over 2000 Sri Lankan army deserters take up amnesty (07 Apr 2015)

Amnesty for Sri Lankan army deserters (25 Mar 2015)