Sri Lanka Army to de-list 55,000 army deserters

Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army plans to de-list around 55,000 army deserters under a special program initiated by the Army to de-list deserters who had no connection to crimes, Military spokesman, Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi has said.

The Army will be sending notices soon to those deserters informing that they have been de-listed from the service.

Meanwhile, the Army with the corporation of police has taken measures to arrest around 450 deserters who have been involved in crimes, the spokesman said.

Sri Lanka has decided to be stern on the Army deserters following several investigations that showed the involvement of a number of Army deserters in the recent wave of serious crimes.

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