Security Force Headquarters - (Jaffna)

To be an effective instrument to the Government Endeavour to cultivate national harmony in Jaffna Peninsula through uplifting the physical quality of life and spiritual value of the people.

Military Programmes

  • 51 Division Conducts a Blood Donation Programme

    23rd August 2020 14:34:29 Hours

    In Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of 51 Division which belongs to Security Forces Jaffna, a blood donation programme was conducted in the Division Headquarters in Kopai on 18 August 2020. The programme was initiated under the directives of Major General Lalith Rathnayaka.

  • Jaffna Troops Experience Marine Diversity of Northern Sea

    16th August 2020 19:40:34 Hours

    In appreciation of the assistance extended towards Sri Lanka Navy to resilience from hard times due to Covid 19 pandemic, Sri Lanka Navy in Jaffna peninsula offered an opportunity for troops under Security Forces Jaffna to go onboard at Sea cruise A - 543 fast passenger carrier on 16 August 2020.

    The Army personnel including Senior Officers and Other Ranks who contributed to military operations to eradicate terrorism during conflict era joined in the voyage to experience the marine diversity and gain knowledge on Northern Sea.

  • Commemoration of Fallen Heroes of the Indian Peace Keeping Force Held in Jaffna

    15th August 2020 12:42:46 Hours

    Commemoration of Fallen War Heroes of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) who made supreme sacrifice during ‘Operation Pawan’ and other operations during the period from 1987 to 1990 in Sri Lanka was held at the IPKF Monument in Palaly on Saturday, 15th August 2020. The event took place in correspondence to the 74th Independence Day of India. Consul General of India in Jaffna, Mr. S Balachandran and Commander Forward Maintenance Area (North), Major General Lakshman Fernando paid tribute to the Fallen Heroes placing flower wreaths at the IPKF Monument.

    Senior Army Officers, Officials from the Consulate General of India in Jaffna and Troops attended the ceremony.

  • Newly Appointed Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) Pays his Maiden Visit to 51 Division

    11th August 2020 21:02:42 Hours

    Major General Senerath Bandara who assumed duties as the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, paid his maiden field visit to 51 Division Headquarters on 11 August 2020.

    The Security Forces Commander was warmly welcomed by the General Officer Commanding 51 Division, and conducted a comprehensive briefing on area of responsibility. The Security Forces Commander addressed the Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers and troops under 51 Division.

  • Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya Completes his Tenure as Commander Security Forces – Jaffna

    08th August 2020 22:56:44 Hours

    Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya who held the office of the Commander Security Force (Jaffna) for over a year, relinquished the appointment on 08 August 2020 to assume duties as Commandant Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force. Prior to leaving Jaffna, the outgoing Commander Security Forces – Jaffna, paid official visits to 51, 52 and 55 Divisions and Forward Maintenance Area (North), Kankesanthurai and appreciatively addressed troops. He offered his gratitude to All Ranks serving in respective formations for high standard of professionalism maintained during the past year and committed service rendered to maintain a peaceful environment in Jaffna peninsula. On the 07 August, he was extended a Guard of Honour at the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna by the troops of 10th Sri Lanka Artillery.

    Before being appointed the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna on 15 July 2019, Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya served as General Officer Commanding 59 Division in Mullaitivu. He has held many responsible Command, Staff and Instructor appointments in the organization and has followed a number of local and foreign courses.

    Since the day he took over the office as Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya initiated several measures to enhance security of Jaffna peninsula, which enabled strengthening the public confidence towards the Security Forces deployed in Jaffna peninsula while maintaining peaceful and free environment for day to day normal life of the population.

  • Legendary War Hero, Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa and Other War Heroes Remembered

    08th August 2020 18:19:41 Hours

    The 28th death anniversary of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa and several other military War Heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country took place on Saturday, 08 August 2020 amidst military honours at the monument in Araly where Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna participated as the Chief Guest.

    Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, one of the finest warriors ever-produced by the Army in our contemporary history, fell silent on 08 August 1992, along with a few more fellow military veterans and soldiers, Major General Wijaya Wimalarathne, Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha, Colonel H P Stephen, Colonel Y N Palipana, Colonel G H Ariyarathne, Lieutenant Colonel Nalin de Alwis, Lieutenant Commander Asanga Lankathilaka, , Lieutenant Commander C B Wijepura and Corporal Wickramarathne W J while they were on a military assignment in Araly Point, Kayts, Jaffna.

    Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, an old Trinitian, joined the Sri Lanka Army on 25th May 1960. After the basic military training at the Army Training Centre, he left for Sandhurst, UK to receive further training at the prestigious Royal Military Academy before he was commissioned to the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, as a Second Lieutenant on 3rd August 1962.

    Floral wreath-laying and heralding the Last Post brought the day’s commemorative event to an end. A gathering of grateful Officers of the Tri Forces and Other Ranks of the Army were present at the occasion.

  • Foundation Stone Laid for ‘Palaly Piyasa’ Holiday Destination

    07th August 2020 17:22:09 Hours

    Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna organized a brief ceremony to initiate the construction work of ‘Palaly Piyasa’ Holiday Inn in Palaly for all ranks. Accordingly, Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander Security Forces Jaffna laid the foundation stone for the new project.

    Senior Staff Officers of Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna), Officers and Other Ranks witnessed the occasion.

  • ‘Nandana Uyana’ Green Park in Palaly

    07th August 2020 17:20:17 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna being a force of preserving environment, launched another tree planting project in Palaly under the sheer guidance of Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 06 August 2020. The project named ‘Nandana Uyana’ aims to extend the green cover in Palaly and as a whole in Jaffna peninsula.

    Senior Staff Officers of Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna), Officers and Other Ranks witnessed the occasion.

  • The First Ever Tank in Palaly Declared Open

    19th July 2020 16:49:40 Hours

    The tank named 'Ravindu Wapi' denoting the fact that it harnesses the energy of the rays of rising sun for the well being Jaffna, was declared open by the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID – 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc on 18 July 2020. The Palaly Tank named 'Ravindu Wapi' complete with a spillway, a sluice gate and a walking track was constructed by troops of 10 Field Engineers Regiment and 5 Engineer Services Regiment under the guidance of Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya. The technical supervision and partial funding assistance were provided by the Irrigation Engineer Jaffna. This is considered as the only tank with a properly constructed spillway within Jaffna District that can contain about 65000 cubic meters of natural water. This tank will not only benefit the troops by providing storage for much needed water resource but also will contribute to the enrichment of water table in the surrounding areas.

  • Army Commander Opens the New Army Base Hospital in Vasavilan

    18th July 2020 22:51:02 Hours

    The new Army Base Hospital in Vasavilan that provides Health Facilities for all Army Personal in Jaffna peninsula was declared open by the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID – 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc on 18 July 2020 on the invitation extended by Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander Security Forces – Jaffna.

    Troops under Security Forces – Jaffna especially troops of 4th Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps and 5 Engineer Services Regiment contributed for the construction work of the new hospital buildings under the supervision of Directorate of Army Medical Services.

    Commander Security Forces – Jaffna, General Officers Commanding 51,52 and 55 Division, Commander Forward Maintenance Area (North), Senior Army Officers and Troops associated the Army Chief at the opening ceremony. The ceremony was carried out in line with social distancing and current health guidelines.