Security Force Headquarters

24 Division



HQ Complex


24 Division is the youngest division in the Sri Lanka Army and was initially raised as Task Force 3 at Mallavi Madya Maha Vidyalaya at Mullaitivu District with 14 officers and 36 Other Ranks in order to provide support to Humanitarian Operation - North on 2008.10.25. It was redesigned as 24 Division on 27 November 2013 and re-established at the present location Malwatta, Ampara on 27 January 2014. HQ 24 Div Renamed As HQ 24 Inf Div on 11 Aug 2020. Headquarters 24 Division will function under command to security force Headquarters (East) and following brigades are placed under command to 24 Division. 241 Bde, 242 Bde Presently it has been covering the entire Ampara District with 20 AGA Divisions. Moreover, it has been covering 4415 SQ Km and 112 km of coastal line with famous beach of Arugambay. Total population in the area is 764065 with majority of 45.73 per Muslims, 37.6 per of Sinhala, 15.8 per of Tamils and 0.82 per of others.

Maj Gen AC Lamahewa WWP RWP RSP
Genaral Officer Commanding
24 Division

Past GOCs

Task Force 3
Brig  SDT Liyanage RWP psc 25.10.2008  06.06.2009
Col  KLAS Wijesinghe RSP psc IG 10.06.2009 12.08.2009
Brig  KLAS Wijesinghe RSP psc IG 12.08.2009 10.02.2010
Brig  RA Nugera WWV RWP RSP 10.02.2010 08.02.2011
Brig SHFP Perera RSP 09.02.2011 27.11.2013
24 Division
Brig  SHFP Perera RSP 27.11.2013 06.01.2014
Brig HKP Peiris USP 07.01.2014 25.08.2014
Brig  PMR Bandara WWV USP ndu psc 26.08.2014 30.12.2014
Maj Gen PMR Bandara WWV USP ndu psc 30.12.2014 08.08.2016
Brig LM Mudalige RWP RSP ndu 08.08.2016 30.03.2017
Maj Gen LM Mudalige RWP RSP ndu 30.03.2017 09.07.2019
Brig A I Marasinghe RWP RSP 11.07.2019 15.08.2019
Maj Gen A I Marasinghe RWP RSP 15.08.2019 01.11.2019
Brig J C Gamage ndc psc 01.11.2019 08.11.2019
Maj Gen J C Gamage ndc psc 08.11.2019 06.11.2020
Maj Gen T D Weerakoon RWP RSP USP 08.08.2020 07.02.2021
Maj Gen A C Lamahewa WWP RWP RSP 08.02.2021 Up to now

Contact Details of Div HQ

Postal Address :- Headquarters, 24 Division, Army Camp, Malwatta, Ampara.
Email Address :- 24div@army.lk
Telephone Numbers : 0632051574 / 0779028867
Fax Numbers : 0632051575