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16,100 soldiers retire from service

Jul 5, 2010 12:17:32 PM - itnnews.lk

A group of more than 16 thousand soldiers who had deserted the Army have legally given up their service. Military Spokesman Brig. Ubhaya Medawela said that they retired during the amnesty which was enforced during last year.

He said that the Army has made all necessary administrative arrangements to discharge 16,100 personnel who made use of the amnesty granted in three stages which ended on 30th of last month.