The newly recruited batch of Tamil women soldiers began their basic training in Mullaitivu recently. The batch includes 29 female recruits enlisted to the Army from the Mullaitivu region.
The inaugural session of the training course began on Monday (17th March) at the Security Forces Headquarters- Mullaitivu under the patronage of Commander SFHQ-(MLT) Major General Jagath Dias.
The basic training course will be of 16 weeks duration and will be conducted by Instructors of 2 (v) Women's Coprs.
Security forces authorities have taken special measures to conduct the complete course in Tamil language.
All lectures and instruction will be held in Tamil. On completion of training these recruits will join their counterparts in serving the nation.
In November 2012 the Sri Lanka Army enlisted one hundred and nine female Tamil soldiers into the 6th Women's Corps from Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu districts. Upon completion of training the recruits passed out to join the national service in March 2013.
Since then many females of Tamil origin have joined the army from the North and East.
Courtesy: Ministry of Defence