(UDHAYAM, COLOMB) – Authorities are continuing to take action against tri-forces deserters who have failed to obtain legal discharge during the General Amnesty periods provided in the past.
So far one officer and 250 other rank personnel have been arrested till Wednesday (25).
Tri-forces personnel who are considered as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) were provided two opportunities during last year (2016) to seek legal discharge. During the last amnesty period (from 01st to 31st December) around 9,000 tri-forces deserters including officers and other rank personnel reported to their respective services seeking legal discharge.
The Police and the Department of Immigration and Emigration have been instructed to take appropriate action against tri forces deserters who have failed to obtain legal discharge.