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23 DIVISION

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History

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.

Brigadier BVDP Abeynayake USP ndu
Genaral Officer Commanding
23 Infantry Division
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Past GOCs

RANK  NAME  FROM  TO 
3 Division
Maj Gen GH De Silva RWP ndc 1990.01.01 1992.08.09
Maj Gen CL Algama ndc 1992.08.09 1994.03.12
Maj Gen WR Wijerathna 1994.03.12 1994.12.30
Maj Gen  HS Hapuarachchi 1994.12.30 1995.07.03
Brig NKB Angammana RSP psc 1995.07.03 1995.07.30
Maj Gen HS Hapuarachchi 1995.07.30 1995.08.28
Brig D Kalupahana RSP psc 1995.08.28 1995.11.15
Maj Gen AS Peiris RSP USP IG 1995.11.15 1995.12.19
Brig PSP Munasinghe RWP RSP USP 1995.12.19 1997.05.23
Brig  AED Eijendra RSP USP psc 1997.05.23 1997.07.23
23 Division
Brig AED Eijendra RSP USP psc 1997.07.23 1997.08.13
Brig NR Marambe USP psc 1997.08.13 1998.01.10
Maj Gen  KJC Perera RWP RSP USP rcdc psc Msc(Def) 1998.01.10 1999.04.08
Maj Gen AMCWB Senavirathne USP psc 1999.04.10 2000.01.19
Maj Gen MDS Chandrapala RSP USP psc 2000.01.19 2000.11.18
Maj Gen N Mallawaarachchi RWP USP psc 2000.11.18 2002.01.02
Maj Gen SD Thennakoon RSP IG 2002.01.02 2002.08.14
Brig SR Balasooriya USP psc IG 2002.08.14 2004.01.05
Brig  VN Wijayagoonawardana RSP USP Ldmc 2004.01.05 2005.02.07
Maj Gen VN Wijayagoonawardana RSP USP Ldmc 2005.02.07 2005.04.05
Brig TW Jayawardena RWP RSP psc 2005.04.05 2005.07.26
Maj Gen TW Jayawardena RWP RSP psc 2005.07.26 2005.12.21
Brig RMD Rathnayaka RWP RSP USP psc 2005.12.21 2007.04.12
Maj Gen RMD Rathnayaka RWP RSP USP psc 2007.04.12 2007.08.28
Brig WBDP Fernando RWP RSP USP psc 2007.08.28 2009.08.07
Brig RA Nugera WWV RWP RSP  2009.08.07 2009.12.04
Brig MHSB Perera RWP RSP psc 2009.12.04 2010.06.30
Maj Gen MHSB Perera RWP RSP psc 2010.06.30 2010.12.31
Brig LM Mudalige RWP RSP 2011.02.10 2012.03.27
Brig RWWADB Rajaguru RWP RSP USP psc 2012.03.28 2013.01.06
Brig AA Kodippily RSP 2013.01.07 2014.10.05
Brig DDUK Hettiarachchi RSP USP psc 2014.10.23 2015.02.14
Maj Gen DDUK Hettiarachchi RSP USP ndu psc 2015.02.14 2016.11.01
Maj Gen HWSDB Pananwala RSP ndu 2016.11.03 2017.11.01
Brig BVDP Abeynayake USP ndu 2017.11.06 To date

Contact Details of Div HQ

Postal Address :- HQ 23 Division, Army Camp, Punani
Email Address :- 23div@army.lk, hq23division@yahoo.com
Telephone Numbers : 0273278977, 0273278966
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