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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 4.40 GMT
26 young Tamil women join Army


Another batch of 26 young Tamil women has joined the Sri Lanka Army. The Defence Ministry has launched a programme of recruiting young Tamil men and women in the Army to promote national unity.

26 young Tamil women selected from the Kilinochchi area and who had undergone a four month training recently passed out during a military ceremony at the Sri Lanka Signal Force Camp premises. These recruits, apart from military training, learnt Sinhala and English languages as alternative communicative tools, together with basic computer knowledge and self-employment opportunities. The training also included educational tours to the south and different other areas

This is the second batch of young Tamil women recruited to the Army. Commander of Kilinochchi Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe handed over motorbikes each worth 200 thousand rupees to four new women soldiers.

These women soldiers will be serving as clerks and in civil coordinating activities.




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