Security Force Headquarters




As per the directions issued by the Army Headquarters Task Force 5 was raised under Security Force Headquarters Wanni on the day of 15th December 2008. Headquarters Task Force 5 was deployed at general area Mallavi on 24th December 2008 with two under command brigades namely 651 Brigade and 652 Brigade. Later Task Force 5 came under Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi) from 01st July 2009 with its inauguration. On 06th May 2010 Task Force 5 Headquarters was relocated at Alankulam and continued its duties and tasks in general area Thunukkai. At the time of inauguration there were seventeen Infantry Battalions under Task Force 5 Area of Responsibility until 10th September 2009. On 18th September 2009 Task Force 5 was renamed and upgraded as 65 Division. Headquarters 554 Brigade too was renamed as 653 Brigade and deployed under 65 Division from 07th December 2009. At present 65 Division is executing entrusted duties and responsibilities with three under command brigades and six infantry battalions.

Major General K A W Kumarapperuma USP
Genaral Officer Commanding

Lt Col K H N P Hannadige RWP RSP psc
Colonel General Staff

Colonel S A N J Ariyasena SLEME
Colonel Admin /Quartering

Lieutenant Colonel K T R B Kodippili psc SLSR


  From To
Brigadier G J A W Galagamage 15.12.2008 17.09.2009
Major General M Hathurusinghe RSP ndc IG 18.09.2009 08.11.2009
Major General NP Walgama RSP USP ndu psc 09.11.2009 02.02.2010
Major General HMHA Herath psc 03.02.2010 28.11.2010
Brigadier WBDP Fernando RWP RSP USP psc 29.11.2010 27.07.2011
Brigadier WRP De Silwa USP IG 27.08.2011 26.12.2013
Major General GRH Dias USP psc IG 27.12.2013 16.09.2015
Maj Gen WAS Weerawardhana RSP USP IG 17.09.2015 12.03.2018
Maj Gen H R K P Peiris USP ndc 13.03.2018 14.08.2018
Brig K A W Kumarapperuma USP 15.08.2018 Up to date


Postal Address : Headquarters, 65 Infantry Division, Army Camp, Alankulam, THUNUKKAI
Email Address : taskfrc5@gmail.com / 65div@mail.amry.lk
Telephone Numbers : 0113090724
Fax : 0113090726