Brigadier & 13 officers had not returned after overseas visits!
It is reported that 13 Army officers including a Brigadier have gone abroad as private visits and remained there.
With this incident, it is reported that the officers of the armed forces have been informed in writing that they must get the approval of their respective commanders to obtain or renew their passports.
The Ministry of Defence has also briefed the Department of Immigration and Emigration in this regard.
It is said that this order was given by the Ministry of Defence after the majority of the officers, including some of the most talented ones, have started to go overseas after leaving the military service.
It is said that the brain drain has also started to affect the military and the number of officers handing over dossiers to leave the service has increased.
According to the ‘Aruna’ newspaper, this is a result of an international level desire to reduce the manpower of the Sri Lanka military.