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Security Forces Headquarters
(West)

14 Infantry Division

INTRODUCTION OF THE AOR

  • Geographical Space Of 14 Inf Div Is 9975 Sqkm (15% Of The Island ).
  • It’s Responsible Of 4x District.
  • Colombo , Gampaha , Kurunagala and Puttalam.
  • The Div AOR multi ethnic , multi cultural , multi religion and multy linguisticethnic group.
  • The population is almost 7 million.
    (Approx 34% of total population of the country.)
  • HISTORY OF THE 14 INFANTRY DIVISION

  • The Operation Command Colombo (OCC) was estb on 02 November 1995 to countering terr activities in the CBO Metropolitan area.
  • OCC was re-designed as 14 Div on 01 March 2011.
  • 14 Div was placed under comd to SF HQ (West) on 06 April 2015 and 141 Bde, 142 Bde and 143 Bde are placed permanently & 144 Bde administratively under comd to 14 Div, and located at Army camp Bellantara Junction, Attidiya rd, Dehiwala.
  • 14 Div was relocated on 08 Dec 2016 again at the No 41, 8th floor, Renuka building, Chatham street, Colombo 01. Accommodations are located at DR Wijewardana Mawatha.
  • 14 Div office building was relocated on 1st of January 2019 at No:46, Vauxhall Street, Colombo 2.
  • 14 Div (Except Kurunagala Distr) was placed under OOC on 30 April 2019 and activated Sector concept to dominate the AOR.
  • 14 Div was placed again under SFHQ(West) on 05 September 2019.
  • 144 Bde was placed operationally under 14 Div on 10 October 2019.
  • PAST DIV COMMDS

    O/60399
    Maj Gen RWWADB Rajaguru RWP RSP USP nd psc
    From 2016.02.20 to 2017.03.30

    O/60427
    Maj Gen RA Nugera WWV RWP RSP USP ndu
    From 2017.03.28 to 2018.11.04

    O/60600
    Maj Gen BVDP Abeynayake USP ndu
    From 2018.11.05 to 2020.01.06

    O/60549
    Maj Gen AS Ariyasinghe RWP RSP USP ndu
    From 2020.01.06 to 2020.04.22

    O/60839
    Maj Gen HMTB Hangilipola RWP RSP
    From 2020.04.22 to 2020.11.05

    O/60842
    Maj Gen NR Lamahewage RWP RSP ndu
    From 2020.11.05 to 2021.02.20

    O/61016
    Maj Gen DGS Senarath Yapa RWP RSP ndu
    From 2021.02.22 to 2021.07.06

    Maj Gen AKGKU Gnanarathne ndu psc
    From 2021.07.07 to Up to date