The Ministry of Defence has cancelled leave and short passes granted to all Officers and Other Ranks of the Tri-Services with immediate effect.
The Ministry said directives have been issued to all personnel to report to their respective camps immediately.
All such personnel who are on leave at present have been requested to contact respective Officers-in Charge with immediate effect in order to get additional instructions in this regard.
Signed by Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, the directives issued to Commanders of the Tri-Forces said that the decision to cancel all leave granted for Officers and Other Ranks, was taken today (26).
Troops on leave, who are unable to find transport to return to their respective camps and bases, have been requested to report to the closest camp.
Military personnel will be provided transport facilities to report back to their respective locations. (Colombo Gazette)