7 SLA deserters escape from army custody

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 December 2008, 13:22 GMT]
Seven soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) escaped from Panagoda army camp located in Kalutara district Saturday midnight. They were deserters and were being detained in the army camp after being arrested in a search operation. Several hundred deserters are currently being detained in the Panagoda army camp.

Seven of the desertes escaped while they were to be deployed again in the battle front.

However, four of them were later arrested in a search operation conducted Sunday morning. They are to be produced before military tribunal, media reports said quoting military sources.


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