50 Tamil cadets join defence forces
Steps have been taken to recruit 50 Tamil student Cadets from the National Cadet Corps for the three defence forces as the number of Tamil officers in the forces is not sufficient. Director of National Cadet Corps Major gen Gamini Jayasundara said that this decision was made on advice given by the defence secretary and interviews are under way at the moment to recruit these cadets who are from the east and other areas of Sri Lanka.