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.
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.
03rd August 2020 15:21:14 Hours
The Security Forces Jaffna always dedicated to address the needs of civil community in Jaffna peninsula took a giant leap forward in its initiatives to conduct JAFFNA GOT TALENT dancing and singing competition to open up avenues for talented youth in Jaffna peninsula. The mega competition designed for enthusiastic youths to showcase their exclusive aesthetic talents while strengthening bonds of goodwill, reconciliation and understanding between members of Security Forces and the community.
28th July 2020 13:42:31 Hours
H.E. Mr. Hanspeter Mock the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Switzerland paid a farewell visit to Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna, and met the Commander Security Forces – Jaffna, Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya on Monday, 27 July 2020.
18th July 2020 22:44:08 Hours
Troops under Security Forces – Jaffna contributed their tireless effort to construct another housing scheme consisting of 25 houses to provide shelter for low-income families in Punkuduthive, Jaffna. The housing construction was done by 5th Engineer Services Regiment with support of the troops of 51 Division upon the directives of Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander Security Forces – Jaffna. The entire project was funded by National Housing Development Authority of Ministry of Housing, Water Supply and Housing Facilitates and accordingly, Mr. L. Illangoven the Education Secretary Northern Province coordinated the funds and distribution of houses for selected deserving families in Jaffna Peninsula.
The housing scheme 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 during the formal ceremony in which Hon. Mrs. P S M Charles Governor Northern Province participated as the Guest of Honour. The ceremony was organized under the supervision of Major General Lalith Rathnayake, General Officer Commanding 51 Division.
15th July 2020 11:16:45 Hours
Eighty one years old Mr. Sinhathambi Nadarasa, a retired Senior Non Commissioned Officer of the then Ceylon Army presently living in Karaweddi area in Jaffna Peninsula commenced a religious fast with devotion and determination and “ Sathyakriya” to protect service personnel and medical staff who are engaged in eradicating the deadly COVID 19 pandemic. The fast and ritual continued for 108 days and was terminated on 12 July 2020 after trimming his hair and beard at Kurukkattipullar Kovil in Point Pedro.
This patriotic and dedicated elderly gentleman who is an ex member of Artillery Regiment met Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna and Colonel Commandant of the Artillery Regiment on Monday, 13 July 2020 at Security Forces Headquarters - to invoke blessings accumulated through his meritorious deed with soldiers, sailors, airmen and health professionals.
11th July 2020 21:25:48 Hours
A number of 71 Foreign Employees from Lebanon who were in quarantine left Jaffna for their villages after completion of two - week long quarantine process at Iyakachchi Quarantine Centre in Jaffna, on 11 July 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 Trincomalee, Ampara, Badulla, Kandy, Colombo, Galle and Hambanthota areas along with meals, snacks, water etc. Police provided assistance to escort the convoy of 09 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 Defense Staff and Commander of the Army.
22nd June 2020 14:40:28 Hours
Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna celebrated its 24th anniversary of serving to the people of Jaffna while contributing to the national security and promoting reconciliation in the peninsula this week.