- During the last phase of the Humanitarian Operation in the Northern theatre, Army HQ issued instructions to establish a new formation in the cleared area on the western flank.
- As a result, TF 5 was established on 05 Dec 2008 in THUNUKKAI. 651 Bde HQ was established at MULANKAVIL on 15 Jan 2009.
- Its main tasks were to secure the area along with main routes and monitoring the coastal belt and belly areas.
- In initial deployment 12 Bns were under comd to 651 Bde.
- TF 5 was transformed in to a Inf Div and renamed as 65 Division on 01 July 2009, and since then 651 Bde has been placed under 65 Division.
Colonel WACN Warakagoda psc (offg)
Major ALW Dissanayake RSP psc
Capt DM Neel Jayantha RWP
Major Admin / Quartering
Regiment Sergeant Major
PAST GENNERAL OFFICERS COMMANDING
|Lieutenant Colonel API Fernando USP (offg)||15.12.2008||31.07.2009|
|Colonel API Fernando USP (offg)||01.08.2009||25.02.2010|
|Brigadier HR Fernando RSP||03.04.2010||26.07.2010|
|Colonel CMDP Chandrasekara (offg)||26.07.2011||19.03.2013|
|Brigadier CMDP Chandrasekara||20.03.2013||27.08.2014|
|Brigadier WDCK Costa RSP USP||28.08.2014||17.10.2014|
|Colonel API Fernando USP (offg)||23.10.2014||21.01.2016|
|Colonel KMR Abeysinghe RSP USP (offg)||21.01.2016||06.10.2016|
|Brigadier KMR Abeysinghe RSP USP||06.10.2016||15.11.2018|
|Colonel WACN Warakagoda psc (offg)||02.12.2018||Up to Now|
|Postal Address||:||Headquarters, 651 Brigade, Army Camp, Mulankavil, Kilinochchi|
|Email Address||:||email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Telephone Numbers||:||0113090635, 0113090636, 0253243415, 0113090716|