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.
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.
14th September 2020 22:00:24 Hours
On the conceptual directives of HE the president, the Orientation Training Programme for a number of 2078 Graduates was commenced in Jaffna on 14 September 2020 under the sheer guidance of Major General Senarath Bandara, Commander Security Forces – Jaffna.
13th September 2020 13:26:18 Hours
Commander Security Forces – Jaffna, Major General Senarath Bandara paid homage to Naga Viharaya Temple and Nallur Temple and received blessings of the deities.
31st August 2020 10:08:20 Hours
Student Officers and their family members of Foreign Armed Forces who are following the Staff Course No. 14 at the Defense Services Command and Staff College in Sri Lanka at present, paid a visit to Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna on Sunday 30 August 2020. The Student Officers received a warm welcome from the Senior Staff of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna on behalf of the Commander Security Forces – Jaffna, Major General Senerath Bandara. These Officers arrived at the premises as a part of their Inland Tour, in which they were briefed on the Role and Responsibilities of Security Forces- Jaffna and Military Assistance in the post conflict scenario. In addition, the visitors enjoyed sightseeing within the Jaffna peninsula prior to their departure.
23rd August 2020 14:41:18 Hours
Major General Senarath Bandara who assumed duties as the 24th Commander of Security Forces – Jaffna, Paid homage to Nagadeepa Temple and received blessings of the Chief Incumbent on 22 August 2020.
13th August 2020 12:53:34 Hours
Major General Senerath Bandara who assumed duties as the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, paid his maiden field visit to 52 Division Headquarters on 12 August 2020.
The Security Forces Commander was warmly welcomed by the General Officer Commanding 52 Division, and conducted a comprehensive briefing on area of responsibilities. The Security Forces Commander addressed the Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers and troops under 52 Division.
09th August 2020 15:45:54 Hours
Major General Senarath Bandara assumed duties as the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna on Sunday, 09 August 2020. A Guard of Honour was extended to the incoming Commander by the troops of the 12th Battalion the Gamunu Watch on arrival at the Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna. He placed his signature in the first official document to mark assuming duty, amidst chanting of Seth Pirith in the presence of General Officers Commanding 51, 52 and 55 Divisions, All Brigade Commanders and Senior Staff Officers of Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna.
Religious dignitaries were also present in the office of the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna to bless him in his new appointment. He planted a sapling of Mango (Magnifera Indica) marking his appointment as the Commander Security Forces – Jaffna. Finally, he participated in the All Ranks tea party organized at the Other Ranks’ Dinning Hall of Security Forces Headquarters followed by the troops address
Being a proud product of Vidyartha College Kandy, he joined the Regular Force of Sri Lanka Army as an Officer Cadet in 1986 and successfully completed the Basic Military Course at Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa. In 1986 he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and was posted to the one of the most respected and reputed Infantry Regiments in Sri Lanka Army “The Gemunu Watch”, since then he counts over 34 years of service in the Sri Lanka Army.
Major General Senarath Bandara is a battle hardened officer, injured three times during the war. As a highly decorated infantry officer, he had been awarded three times with the elite 'Rana Wickrama Paddakkama', two times with 'Rana Sura Paddakkama' and three times with 'Desha Putra Sammanaya' in recognition of the gallantry, invaluable and selfless dedication excelled in face of enemy in battle field. He has served in many command and staff appointments including Commanding Officer 5th Gemunu Watch, Commanding Officer Infantry Training Centre, Colonel General Staff 57 Division, Commander 572 Offensive Brigade during the peak of Humanitarian Operations, Commander 111 Brigade, Director Independent Directorate at Army Headquarters, General Officer Commanding 61 Infantry Division and 54 Infantry Division. Before being appointed to his present appointment he was serving as the Commander Security Forces - East.