As per the directions issued by the Army Headquarters the Task Force 5 and two under command Brigades namely 651 and 652 Brigades were raised on 15 Dec 2008 under Security Force Headquarters (W) in order to carryout belly security duties of newly liberated areas. Initially the Headquarters – Task Force 5 was established at Mallavi Junior School on 24 Dec 2008 and later, the Task Force Headquarters was shifted to the present location at Alankulam on 06 May 2010. Inaugurate with theSF Headquarters in liberated areas this Headquarters was Under Command to Security Force Headquarters (KILINOCHCHI) from 01st July 2009. There were 17 x Infantry Battalions carried out duties in Task Force 5 Area of Responsibility until 10th of Sep 2009. Task Force5 was upgraded and renamed as 65 Division on 18th Sep 2009. Headquarters 554 Brigade was re-designated as 653 Brigade and Under Command to 65 Division from 7th Dec 2009. Presently Headquarters 65 Division perform tasks and defensive duties with 3 x Brigades and 08 x Battalions.