The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Democratic People’s Front (DPF) insist that the recruitment of Tamil girls into the army was not conforming to military regulations.TNA Parliamentarian, M.A. Sumanthiran, said the recruitment was highly irregular as there was no gazette notification and no posts were advertised.Meanwhile, DPF Deputy Leader, Dr Kumara Gurubaran, accused the army of violating the rights of these Tamil recruits, by separating them from their families.Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said the army had taken steps to enlist youth from the North and East of into the army to strengthen the reconciliation process.“The normal procedure is to advertise and make announcements. In this instance too the same methodology was adopted. There is no mystery in this recruitment as alleged by parties that oppose positive steps taken by the government towards lasting peace and reconciliation. It is a joke if anyone accuses the Army of violating fundamental rights by this or any future recruitment of male as well as female recruits into the army which is a highly recognized professional organisation,” he said.