BRIGADIER BVDP ABEYNAYAKE USP ndu
Genaral Officer Commanding
23 Infantry Division
HISTORY OF THE 23 DIVISION
23 Div is one of the oldest Divs in the Sri Lanka Army. It was raised on 01 Jan 1990 as 3 Div and renamed as 23 Div on 23 Jul 1997. At present 23 Div dep in the BCO district, part of PLN and AMP. It includes area of approximately 4514 km2 with 117 km coastal front. The AOR bounded from North - VERUGAL ARU, from East - Bay of Bengal, from South and South West - AMP District and West and North West - PLN District. The total pop is 806,864 and the area includes 19 x DS Divisions. Demography of the areas multi religious, multi ethnic and multilingual. During the post conflict scenario, the primary task of the 23 Div is to maintain the peace and sy in the AOR. ORBAT of the 23 Div is as fol:
CONCEPT OF OPERATION
To carryout sy ops with 3 x Bdes to protect and dominate the area through collection of info and surveillance ops, to protect the sovereignty of the country. In that to win the public trust and generate supportive structure for the govt, through CIMIC activities to develop peace and mutual understanding.