To be an effective instrument to the Government Endeavour to cultivate national harmony in Jaffna Peninsula through uplifting the physical quality of life and spiritual value of the people.

01st June 2023 11:29:22 Hours

Military Farewell Held at Sfhq(J) for Outgoing Jaffna Commander

Major General Swarna Bothota, who held the office of the Commander of Security Forces - Jaffna, relinquished the appointment on 31st May 2023 to retire from the Army regular force after completing over 35 years of illustrious service.

Prior to leaving Jaffna, the outgoing Commander made official visits to 51, 52, 55 Infantry Divisions and the FMA (North) in order to address troops. He offered his gratitude to All Ranks serving in respective formations for the high standard of professionalism maintained during his tenure and committed service, rendered to maintain a peaceful environment in the Jaffna Peninsula.

On 30th May 2023, a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour at the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna premises by the troops of 16 (V) Gamunu Watch saluted him as a formality before he marked the end of his tenure in Jaffna by signing the official handing-over document at the office premises.

Later on, the outgoing Commander was invited to pose for a group photograph before he addressed the troops and thanked them. An all ranks tea culminated the day's proceedings before he was hosted to a formal dinner.