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In a landmark event, nearly 100 Tamil girls joined the Sri Lanka Army on Saturday at a ceremony held at Bharathipuram in Kilinochchi. They will be enlisted to the Army’s Volunteer Force and assigned to serve in the 6th Battalion of the Women's Corps. Pix by Wanni Romesh Madusanka






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  • jana Monday, 19 November 2012 05:04 AM

    Please understand that they do get paid for thier work, volunteer doenst mean that you get to stay at home, money is given to them and this is indeed a good livlihood for the ladies.

    Yuri Sunday, 18 November 2012 03:45 AM

    I am just laughing la.

    Gamarala Sunday, 18 November 2012 03:57 AM

    Minority is political term....

    weha Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:21 AM

    im not really sure if this is a good idea. just because the war is over doesn't mean that now they are in love with the sinhalese. there are more issues to be addressed like making sure that they too are treated in the same way, before going for things like this

    Jesus Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:37 AM

    Matter of time , this time bomb will explore..

    Apsara Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:40 AM

    GOOD MOVE TO GET THEM IN TO THE MAIN STREAM.

    Nimal Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:10 AM

    all politics.........nothing new

    Upul Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:17 AM

    Though they are volunteers they don't get military training, so there is a difference here between Sinhalese volunteers and Tamil volunteers. poor girls, got a nice cleaning and check point jobs for a military. we can see them soon in A9 for sure. there are 100s police stations in SL without any Tamil speaking officers and there are tamils living in those area. having dificulties for decade to communicate with police. Even this is applicable for gov offices. Can you appoint Tamil police officers? earlier also Tamil who joined as volunteers (men) now serving at gates of military house and camps. this type of activities will not help for Tamil's wounds all know this is an eye wash. this war give opportunity for majority people to hire minority to serve them.

    Sammy Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:21 AM

    Some of the comments encourage to alienate this section of society. It is time to foster goodwill so that there would not be a repeat of the past. Confidence can be built only upon trust. That does not mean one need not be alert to situations and monitoring mechanisms need to be put in place.

    kumar Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:22 AM

    these poor ladies may not known they were recruited for army at that time, they would have been tactically called for government job after recruit oly they may idenfieted they were victims of government trap

    rosh Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:33 AM

    My be the suicide brigade

    Namal Pavithra Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:36 AM

    Whether one likes it or not, these girls have all the right to join Country’s Forces just like any other. Congratulations to all.

    alert Sunday, 18 November 2012 05:57 AM

    Agreed. Tamils have right to do as others. But problem here is are they getting it?

    bamini Sunday, 18 November 2012 06:32 AM

    Drama!!!!

    WarElephant Sunday, 18 November 2012 06:57 AM

    Thats why they have women to join rather than men

    Namal Pavithra Sunday, 18 November 2012 07:28 AM

    @ alert, YES they are, this is one good example. There can’t be any minorities in SL if we are to succeed as a nation.

    kane Sunday, 18 November 2012 07:31 AM

    It is a political trick by the government to show the world. Please note that they have been enlisted to the volunteer force and not the regular force. Which means they are not paid.

    LO Sunday, 18 November 2012 07:32 AM

    All tamils are not terrorist. get your facts right. This is a good move and we should all support this.

    Real Peace Sunday, 18 November 2012 07:34 AM

    Military is playing dirty politics.

    Tony Montana Sunday, 18 November 2012 08:30 AM

    At lease they have a monthly salari to servive.

    Buddhist Sunday, 18 November 2012 08:42 AM

    I am a Buddhist.If anyone treat for different nations inequally definitely he/she is not buddhist (only her/his religion is Buddhism.)Any buddhist has not a race though there is a race in her/his birth certificate.So all people are same and all should be treated as same.On that day we can win the world.If this is a step of that I am happy and congratz.

    roger Sunday, 18 November 2012 09:26 AM

    All you negative commentators the first ever Army Commander in the Ceylon Army was a TAMIL so whats the problem. He was Major General Anton M. Muttukumaru from ST Josephs College Colombo. Tamil community as a minority has contributed extremely to Ceylon & Sri Lanka fellow Sinhalese

    ANTON Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:53 AM

    ONE OF ANOTHER EXTREMIST

    ANTON Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:57 AM

    Lovely girls they should have been given blue sarees.


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