The Sri Lankan army and police arrested a group of deserters in a joint operation this week, reports The Island.
The deserters were arrested in the villages of Kabalgastenna, Watagalatenna, Udahena, Kahatagastenna and Hingulwala.
Amnesties were declared for all deserters earlier year, with over 23,600 deserters having handed themselves over.
See our earlier posts:
Navy declares amnesty for deserters (02 July 2015)
Sri Lankan air force declares general amnesty for deserters (28 June 2015)
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)