The Sri Lanka Army has said that 4,816 army deserters including 11 officers have surrendered during the nine day amnesty period given for them to return.
The amnesty granted to army deserters ended on Saturday (12).
The amnesty was granted for army personnel who have not reported for work and have been absent without leave to legally resign from the force.
Military Spokesperson Major General Ubhaya Medawela has told the media that the army has arrested 4,630 army deserters including 12 officers.
He has said the army has commenced arresting army deserters.