Army to recruit 100 Tamil girls to Women’s Corps
The Army yesterday announced it will recruit a batch of young Tamil
females to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force. Once recriuited they will
be assigned to serve in the sixth Battalion of the Sri Lanka Army
According to Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya the
Army is to recruit 100 Tamil girls from Kilinochchci and Mullaitivu
districts. “This is not the first time Tamils are recruiting to the Sri
Lanka Army. But this is the first time we are recruiting such a huge
batch of Tamil girls to the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps. A ceremony
marking the recruitment is scheduled for tomorrow at Bharathipuram,
Killinochchi, the Brigadier said.
“All girls have completed basic physical and educational
qualifications essential to enter the Women’s Corps and arrangements
have been made to grant military training to the new recruits in
They will be assigned to serve in the Army Women’s Corps under the
sixth Battalion, ”he added.
“After initial military training, the girls will 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 Brigadier said.
“There are no barriers for Tamils to enroll in the Sri Lanka Army.
Any Sri Lankan can apply to any post in the Army with the relevant
qualifications. The Army will recruit many more Tamils according to
their requirements,” Brig Wanigasooriya said.
The formal handing over of the girls to the Army by their parents
will take place according to customs and traditions.