Army to recruit 100 Tamil girls

A group of 100 Tamil girls will be joining the Army during a ceremony scheduled to be held at Bharathipuram, Killinochchi on Saturday, the Army media unit said.

The young girls will be enlisted in the Volunteer Force of the Sri Lanka Army and be assigned to serve under 6th Battalion of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps.

After initial military training, they would be assigned for duties in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts and it is hoped that they will facilitate the ongoing military civil cooperation activities in the areas.

The ceremony on the 17th, where parents of the young ladies will formally hand them over to the Army, has been organized as per Hindu customs and traditions, the army media unit said.