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Friday, 16 November 2012 - 13:02
Army to recruit 100 female Tamil soldiers
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Army spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said the Army has taken steps to recruit 100 female Tamil soldiers to the force.

The Army will hold a special ceremony in Kilinochchi on Saturday to select 100 women in the age group of 18-22 to undergo training as soldiers.

Under a special programme by the Kilinochchi security forces headquarters, the women will be recruited from Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts.

The female Tamil soldiers are to be mobilized in peace building and reconciliation programs conducted by the security forces in these areas.

The Army spokesman highlighted that any Sri Lankan individual irrespective of race or creed can join Army following due recruitment process.

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