Opportunity for Wanni, Eastern females to join SL Army as volunteers

Opportunity for Wanni, Eastern females to join SL Army as volunteers

February 21, 2014   11:28 pm

The Sri Lanka Army has provided another opportunity to females from the Wanni and the East to serve in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.  Accordingly 100 females from Killinochchi and 50 from the Eastern Province would be recruited to the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps.

Recruitment begun recently and there is a very positive response from the public. Upon basic training the recruits will be employed in their own areas mainly for civil coordination activities.

These females enlisted into the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force are able to leave the service whenever they wish to as per the Volunteer Service Regulations.

Meanwhile, certain parties with vested interests have spread a rumor that the Army is recruiting women forcibly. There is no truth in these allegations. Anyone with the required qualifications could join willingly and no one would be forced to join as alleged by parties whose obvious objective is to disrupt the re-conciliatory measures of this nature initiated by the government, says Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya.
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