The first batch of 30 Tamil woman recruits from Mullaitivu area, passed out yesterday (July 2) during a ceremony, upon completion of their three-month long training period at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT).
The ceremony, headed by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT as the Chief Guest, took place at the SFHQ-MLT ground with the participation of a gathering of Mullaitivu state officials including Mr. N. Vedanayagam, District Secretary for Mullaitivu, school principals, school cadets, parents and relatives of woman soldiers, well-wishers, senior citizens and civilians from the area.
The Passing out Parade (PoP), saluted the Commanding Officer, 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps, who conducted the training for those Mullaitivu woman recruits, in accordance with military traditions in the Guard of Honor, accorded to her after she reviewed the parade.
Soon after the PoP, those woman soldiers staged a PT demonstration on their own and a band display, adding colour, excitement and variety to the occasion.
These Tamil woman soldiers are earmarked to take up duties for civil co-ordination work.