Monday, June 1, 2009

New Army HQs for Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu

The Sri Lanka army has established two Headquarters in Mullaittivu and Kilinochchi in order to overlook the development and security plans of the two fully liberated districts. They are also in addition to the existing Vanni Headquarters.

The present General Officer in Command of the 56 Division in Omanthai, Major General Channa Goonetilleke has been appointed as the Security Forces Commander Kilinochchi while Overall Operations Commander, Anuradhapura Major General Nandana Udawatta has been appointed as the Security Forces Commander, Mullaitivu.

The 53 Division under the command of Major General Kamal Gunaratne and 58 Division under the command of Brigadier Shavendra Silva will be kept as two reserves. Army Divisions for offensive operations are directly under the command of the Army Commander and the two divisions will be located in Mankulam and Paranthan respectively.

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