Over 700 army deserters arrested in special operation

Over 700 army deserters have been arrested in a special operation launched by the military, the Army media unit said.

An Army spokesman told the Colombo Gazette that the operation to arrest deserters will be conducted for a week.

The spokesman said that yesterday around 724 Army deserters had been arrested.

The Army has in the past declared amnesty periods for the deserters to surrender and avoid disciplinary action.

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