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* General amnesty for Sri Lanka Army absentees ends today
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 02:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 22, Colombo: The extended general amnesty period offered to Army absentees (Absent Without Leave) to receive their legal discharge after reporting to their respective Regimental Headquarters ends on Wednesday (22).

A total of 10,112 Army deserters, including 12 Officers, 9 Officer Cadets and 10,091 Other Rankers by Tuesday (21) afternoon have reported back to receive their legal discharge accordingly from respective Headquarters.

Upon expiry of the final day (November 22) of the extended amnesty period, island-wide law enforcing authorities have been advised to launch operations to nab the remainder of those absentees in hiding.

Provision of employment or harboring any Army absentee or deserter amounts to breach of existing law in the country and is an offence punishable in Court as per section 133 of the Penal Code.

All those remaining absentees are therefore advised to make use of this special amnesty and receive their legal discharge by Wednesday (22).

 

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