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The Military Police (MP) has arrested 32 officers and 8,400 other rankers who did not report for duty and failed to appear during amnesty periods, Military Spokesman Major General Ubaya Medawala said.

“Disciplinary action will be taken against them as they failed to report to their respective regiments”, he added.

“As they failed to take the opportunity to surrender they had to be subsequently traced down and arrested by the Military Police”, he said. However the MP is on the look out for 40,000 deserters. (Supun Dias)
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  • Sinnavi Wednesday, 22 June 2011 01:26 PM

    The deserters are genuine officers who don't want to commit crimes against humanity.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 22 June 2011 02:04 PM

    Maybe they did not want to sell vegetables.

    Kumpakarnaya Wednesday, 22 June 2011 02:14 PM

    Yah...Yah...don't allow them to loaf about. They might be having some tapes to be sold to Ch4.

    ben Thursday, 23 June 2011 04:18 AM

    Couldn't have said it any better mate!
    Brilliant, excellent transmission!

    dagobert Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:20 PM

    Calistus........ They deserted before selling of vegetables commenced.

    They need to be rounded up. their weapons need to be recovered.
    Even SF had deserters around him for his Presidential bid.

    Ruwann Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:19 PM

    may be they are loyal to the general and hate this regime :-|

    Silva Thursday, 23 June 2011 07:10 AM

    They must send to Leadership Training now.

    LONDON BOY Thursday, 23 June 2011 07:47 AM

    GOOD MOVE- THIS WILL AVOID- ROBBERIES/CRIMES/ILLEGAL ARM DEALING ETC-

    warren Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:28 AM

    Sure.. probably a part of them are but not all of them.

    Api wnuwen api Thursday, 23 June 2011 03:24 AM

    Punish all dessertes,Gov can impose a fine of Rs 50000 and collect some capitel.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 23 June 2011 03:33 AM

    It is rather funny that those who harp about SF harbouring army deserters, totally fail to see the body-building MP runing around with thugs wielding poles and a Kudu Master thug Minister having a suicide squad. That shows the extent of brain washing done through the Chinthanaya via the "Patcha Vahini" and "Its Totally Nonsense" (ITN) and the "kept press" of the government.


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