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.
21st January 2021 12:24:27 Hours
Major General Priyantha Perera of the Gemunu Watch assumed office as the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna on Tuesday 19, January 2021 during a formal ceremony held at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna amid multi-religious observances and military formalities. The military formalities commenced with paying tributes to War Heroes Monument at Palaly. On the arrival to the headquarters premises, Major General Priyantha Perera was accorded with a guard turn out and afterwards, he was honoured in a guard of honour parade extended by the troops belong to 12th Battalion The Gemunu Watch Battalion. Amidst blessings of clergy, he left his signature for a formal document to signify the taking over of new appointment.
17th January 2021 16:15:30 Hours
Major General Senarath Bandara who held the office of the Commander Security Force (Jaffna) for over 05 months, relinquished the appointment on 16 January 2021 to assume office as Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army. Prior to leaving Jaffna, the outgoing Commander Security Force – Jaffna appreciatively addressed the under command troops. He offered his gratitude to all ranks serving in respective formations for high standard of professionalism maintained during the period and committed service rendered to maintain a peaceful environment in Jaffna peninsula. On 16 January, he was accorded a Guard of Honour at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna by the troops of 12th Gemunu Watch.
08th January 2021 16:01:39 Hours
The presidential secretariat on the recommendations of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Sir Lanka Army, appointed 25 Senior Army Officers to coordinate the Covid - 19 control operations in each district with effect from 01 January 2021.
02nd January 2021 07:42:08 Hours
With the dawn of year 2021, the Commander, all Officers and Other Ranks of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna commenced duties for the New Year following military traditions.
17th December 2020 22:29:45 Hours
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva made an official visit to Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna) on 17 December 2020 and he was warmly welcomed by the Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) Major General Senerath Bandara.
Visiting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army was accorded a Drive Pass by 14 Gajaba Regiment troops, and he planted a Mango sapling near the main entrance to the Headquarter premises of Security Forces (Jaffna). In concurrence, 400 Mango saplings were planted by the troops at “Senura Uyana’’ in the Palaly Army Cantonment.
Later, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army made his troops address at the Auditorium, in which over 160 of troops were present representing all under command formations of Security Forces (Jaffna). During the address he commended the selfless commitment of troops extended to prevent Covid 19 pandemic and safeguard the citizens in Jaffna peninsula. He made a complementary note on the welfare projects and prompt disaster relief measures initiated by troops during the ‘‘Buravi Cyclone’’ landfall.
At the end of the troop address, on behalf of all ranks under Security Forces Jaffna the Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) presented token of appreciation to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in order to mark his visit to Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna). And also Regimental Sergeant Majors belong to Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna), 51, 52, 55 Divisions and Forward Maintenance Area- North presented a plaque to the Commander of the Army to mark his official visit.
14th December 2020 11:12:35 Hours
Defence Attaches of USA, Russia, Australia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives Foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Sri Lanka visited Security Forces – Jaffna, and had a Cordial meeting with the Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) Major General Senerath Bandara on Sunday, 13 December 2020.
The Security Forces Commander briefed Defence Attaches on current civil military coordination and other matters of concern pertaining to the Security Forces – Jaffna. Several Senior Officers and Staff Officers also participated in the discussion.
29th October 2020 11:30:38 Hours
Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, Major General Senerath Bandara paid a courtesy call on the Northern Province Governor, Hon. Mrs. P. S. M. Charles on Monday, 26 October 2020. Few Senior Officers were present at the occasion.
15th October 2020 16:37:44 Hours
A total of 117 Foreign Employees from Qatar who were in quarantine left Jaffna for their homes after completion of Forty Five days long quarantine process at Viddaththapalei Quarantine Centre in Jaffna, on 15 October 2020. Prior to release they underwent the medical procedures and received quarantine certificates.
The groups segregated according to areas of their residential location provided with Army transport facilities up to their destinations in Kandy, Navalapitiya, Anuradapura, Kalutara, Kegalle, Rathnapura, Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Ambalanthota areas along with meals, snacks, water etc. Police provided assistance to escort the convoy of 16 vehicles.
The quarantine process was conducted by the troops of Security Forces Jaffna under the guidance of the National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID -19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) headed by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the NOCPCO, Chief of the Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.
General Officer Commanding 52 Division, Senior Officers and Troops witnessed the departure formalities.
03rd October 2020 20:16:46 Hours
The Orientation Training Programme for Graduates in Jaffna which was incepted on the directives of HE the President, completed the first stage of Leadership and Team Building package, Management package, Public Sector package, Private Sector package and Project Work package successfully. The whole programme was conducted by Security Forces (Jaffna) under the sheer guidance of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva Chief of the Defence Staff and Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.
Leadership and Team Building package was well-planned and conducted under the supervision of Brigadier Sisira Pilapitiya General Officer Commanding 55 Division, and Management Training package was conducted in coordination with the Management Faculty of Jaffna University under the supervision of Major General Lalith Rathnayake General Officer Commanding 51 Division. Mr Kanapathipillai Maheshan, Government Agent of Jaffna extended fullest support to Sri Lanka Army and facilitated the training programme to make success the vision of the government.
Troops in Jaffna peninsula who involved in the training programme under the directives of Major General Senarath Bandara Commander Security Forces (Jaffna), received great complements from graduates for the excellent instructional and administrative facilitation extended during the entire training programme. The closing remarks for the Leadership and Team Building package were delivered by Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 03 October 2020 following an aesthetic performances organized by the graduates.
28th September 2020 10:11:37 Hours
The Kavudumunna Raja Maha Viharaya, Dambadeniya along with Bosath Foundation of Bujjomuwa Railway Station organized the Pirith Chanting Train Journey ‘New Year of Prosperity’ form Beliatta to Kankesanthurei on 26 and 27 September 2020 in order to promote peace and reconciliation among communities. The train with Pirth Chanting accompanied 26 Buddhist dignitaries led by Ven. Ginnaliye Ayupala Thero and 400 devotees from all parts of the Island, and they were received by the Troops of Security Forces - Jaffna at the Kankesanthurei Railway Station at 2350 hours on 26 September 2020.
The Buddhist delegation on their arrival visited to Thissa Viharaya – Kankesanthurei where troops of Security Forces Headquarters had arranged to offer morning and afternoon alms for them.
Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna organized a programme to distribute the donations brought by the devotees who came by train on 27 September 2020 at the Thalsewana Army Holiday Resort. Accordingly, Major General Senerath Bandara, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna took part at the programme to distribute 160 ration packs to needy people, 25 gift packs to pregnant mothers and 100 stationery sets for deserving students.
The programme was conducted with the attendance of Religions Dignitaries, Army Officers and Troops and Residents in Kankesanthurei.