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23 DIVISIONS

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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.

Past GOCs

RANK  NAME  FROM  TO 
3 Division
Maj Gen G H De Silva RWP ndc 1990.01.01 1992.08.09
Maj Gen C L Algama ndc 1992.08.09 1994.03.12
Maj Gen W R Wijerathna 1994.03.12 1994.12.30
Maj Gen  H S Hapuarachchi 1994.12.30 1995.07.03
Brig N K B Angammana RSP psc 1995.07.03 1995.07.30
Maj Gen H S Hapuarachchi 1995.07.30 1995.08.28
Brig D Kalupahana RSP psc 1995.08.28 1995.11.15
Maj Gen A S Peiris RSP USP IG 1995.11.15 1995.12.19
Brig P S P Munasinghe RWP RSP USP 1995.12.19 1997.05.23
Brig  A E D Eijendra RSP USP psc 1997.05.23 1997.07.23
23 Division
Brig A E D Eijendra RSP USP psc 1997.07.23 1997.08.13
Brig N R Marambe USP psc 1997.08.13 1998.01.10
Maj Gen  K J C Perera RWP RSP USP rcdc psc Msc(Def) 1998.01.10 1999.04.08
Maj Gen A M C W B Senavirathne USP psc 1999.04.10 2000.01.19
Maj Gen M D S 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 S D Thennakoon RSP IG 2002.01.02 2002.08.14
Brig S R Balasooriya USP psc IG 2002.08.14 2004.01.05
Brig  V N Wijayagoonawardana RSP USP Ldmc 2004.01.05 2005.02.07
Maj Gen V N Wijayagoonawardana RSP USP Ldmc 2005.02.07 2005.04.05
Brig T W Jayawardena RWP RSP psc 2005.04.05 2005.07.26
Maj Gen T W Jayawardena RWP RSP psc 2005.07.26 2005.12.21
Brig R M D Rathnayaka RWP RSP USP psc 2005.12.21 2007.04.12
Maj Gen R M D Rathnayaka RWP RSP USP psc 2007.04.12 2007.08.28
Brig W B D P Fernando RWP RSP USP psc 2007.08.28 2009.08.07
Brig R A Nugera WWV RWP RSP  2009.08.07 2009.12.04
Brig M H S B Perera RWP RSP psc 2009.12.04 2010.06.30
Maj Gen M H S B Perera RWP RSP psc 2010.06.30 2010.12.31
Brig L M Mudalige RWP RSP 2011.02.10 2012.03.27
Brig R W W A D B Rajaguru RWP RSP USP psc 2012.03.28 2013.01.06
Brig A A Kodippily RSP 2013.01.07 2014.10.05
Brig D D U K Hettiarachchi RSP USP psc 2014.10.23 2015.02.14
Maj Gen D D U K Hettiarachchi RSP USP ndu psc 2015.02.14 2016.11.01
Maj Gen H W S D B Pananwala RSP ndu 2016.11.03 2017.11.01
Brig B V D P Abeynayake USP ndu 2017.11.06 2018.11.01
Brig W A K B Udalupola RSP 2018.11.01 Up 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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