'Last chance' amnesty - again

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A final amnesty of 16 hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sunday May 24, will be granted to deserters of the Sri Lanka security forces to report back for duty, said the state run Daily News today.

It said that this amnesty would be the last chance for deserters to return. No arrests would be made during this period.

Five thousand eight hundred and ninety two deserters reported back during the last amnesty which ended on May 10, according to the Sri Lankan government.

One thousand seven hundred and sixty eight deserters have been arrested subsequent to the amnesty period, said the newspaper.

 

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