Arrangements are made for all officers and soldiers who are absent without leave whilst on active service in the Sri Lanka Army to leave Army officially with clearance.
According to the Sri Lanka Army, these arrangements are made to coincide with the forthcoming Independence Day, starting from 4th February and to go on till 12th.
The absentees can report to their respective regimental headquarters and get the official clearance from the army at special counters opened for this purpose during the specified period, it said.
This should not be considered as a General Amnesty but a special concession for the absentees. The arrests of army deserters those who do not report will be continued, stated the Sri Lanka Army.