The main military formation in the Jaffna
Peninsula has its hub at Palaly in close proximity to the air-strip.The
number of troops that served in Jaffna is gradually being reduced
in large numbers since the end of the war. The 51st,52nd,55th Divisions
are attached to this Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J).
The peace and tranquility once enjoyed by all ethnic groups in Sri
Lanka, broken by three decades of civil strife, have now returned
consequent to the successful campaign by the Government of Sri Lanka's
(GOSL) security forces in liberating the people from the grip of
terror that pervaded the whole Island and in particular those living
in the Wanni and the Jaffna Peninsula. The fear and uncertainty
in the daily lives of people, the agonies of gun fire, the absence
of parental care for little children and the loss of lives on both
sides of the warring divide have now ceased.
In a return to reconciliation, civilian life and in expediting the
restoration of the traditional economic activities of the war affected
populace, the military is now engaged in this transformational stage.
A milestone was recently marked by the recent opening of a Civil
Affairs and Public Relations Office in the city centre of Jaffna
Town. It is now open to the public and the military personnel manning
the office seek to aid by acting as a channel in obtaining institutional
access for those in need of assistance and relief in many spheres.
- PUBLIC RELATIONS
SF HQ (JAFFNA)