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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.

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Maj Gen WAS Weerawardena RSP USP IG

Genaral Officer Commanding

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Colonel H D K Heiyantuduwa RWP RSP

Colonel General Staff



Lieutenant colonel B L R Bamunusinghe

Colonel Admin /Quartering



        FROM TO


Brigadier G J A W  Galagamage

15.12.2008 17.09.2009


Major General M Hathurusinghe RSP ndc IG

    Major General NP Walgama RSP USP ndu psc 09.11.2009 02.02.2010
    Major General HMHA Herath psc 03.02.2010 28.11.2010
    Brigadier WBDP Fernando RWP RSP USP psc 29.11.2010 27.07.2011


Brigadier WRP De Silwa USP IG

27.08.2011 26.12.2013


Major General GRH Dias USP psc IG

27.12.2013 16.09.2015

Maj Gen WAS Weerawardhana RSP USP IG

17.09.2015 Up to Date
  Postal Address : Headquarters, 65 Infantry Division, Army Camp, Alankulam, THUNUKKAI        
  Email Address : taskfrc5@gmail.com /


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Commander Security Forces Kilinochchi
Major General A Kariyakarawana USP ndc