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Awareness Programme on "Archaeological Heritage in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka"
[2017-12-09 18:13:45]
An awareness programme was conducted for Military Officers in the Security Forces Jaffna Area of Responsibility on 13 December 2017 at the Auditorium of Headquarters Security Forces (Jaffna) by Mr. KD Palitha Weerasinghe, Director Archaeological Department Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts..............
A Workshop on 'Human Factors' was Held at Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna
[2017-12-09 18:13:45]
Another phase of the Two day workshop on 'Human Factors seen from an Aviation Perspective' was conducted by Mr. Senarath Jaysekara who is a qualified US Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor with EASA / FAA / CAA, and a qualified Crew Resources Management (CRM) and Human Factors (HF) Instructor for pilots and flight attendants, on 08 December 2017 at the Auditorium of Headquarters Security Forces - Jaffna..............
Felicitation to Students who Secured 1st and 2nd Places in Jaffna District at the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination - 2017
[2017-12-07 17:43:20]
Annathika Udayakumar from St. Jhon Bosco College, Jaffna who secured the 17th place in island ranks obtaining 194 marks (1st place in Tamil medium in Jaffna district) and Maythree Rei from St. Bosco College, Jaffna and Pdeesvaran Abhishik from Madagal Vignesvara Vidyalaya who secured 18th place in island ranks (2nd Places in Tamil medium in Jaffna District) obtaining 193 marks each in Grade Five Scholarship Examination in 2017 were felicitated by Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna at the SF Headquarters - Jaffna on 7 December 2017.............
Sri Naga Vihara 'Uduvap' Maha Perahera was held in Jaffna
[2017-12-04 16:35:40]
Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara Uduvap’ Maha Perahera organized by the Army paraded in the streets in Jaffna yesterday night for the first time in the history. Upon the instructions and patronage of Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, Major General Marvyn Perera, General Officer Commanding 51 Division and Brigadier Sarath Dissanayaka Commander 512 Brigade, together with Sri Lanka Police, Government Institutes and donors made all necessary arrangements for the religious and cultural events of the 'Uduvap' Perahera............
A New Two-Storeyed Building for WOs' & Sgts' Mess at SF HQ - Jaffna
[2017-12-02 20:25:12]
An event was organized to lay the cornerstone for the construction of a new two-storeyed building for the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess at Headquarters Security Forces (Jaffna) on 02 December 2017. The inaugural ceremony was headed by Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) as the Chief Guest and laid the cornerstone at the auspicious minute amidst Pirith chanting by Viharadhikari Sri Naga Vihara Jaffna, Ven. Meehahajandure Siriwimala Thero. Senior Staff Officers, Officers and Senior Non Commission Officers at HQ SF (J) were present at the event........
Awareness Programme for SNCOs and Junior Officers - Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
[2017-12-02 20:01:54]
An awareness Programme was conducted by Warrant Officer I (Retired) K. R. A. Senevirathna, on "Responsibilities of the SNCO's "for all Senior Non Commissioned Officers who are serving under Security Forces (Jaffna) area of responsibility on 29 and 30 November 2017 at the Auditorium of Headquarters Security Forces (Jaffna).
Subsequent to the programme for SNCO's another programme was conducted to Junior Officers on "what is expected from an officer by the Officer Ranks". The Officers /SNCO's who attended the programmes highly commended the opportunity given to them to learn many things about the Army and ethics related to the Army. Warrant Officer I (Retd) K. R. A. Senevirathna served at the Sri Lanka Military Academy closer to 10 years as an instructor to a considerable number of Officer Cadet Intakes prior to his retirement from the Army.........................
Canadian High Commissioner Meets the Security Forces Commander, Jaffna
[2017-12-01 08:01:15]
HE David Mckinnon, High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka along with Ms. Jennifer Hart, Political and Economic Counselor of the Canadian High Commission paid a visit to the Security Forces Headquarter - Jaffna on 30 November 2017 and had a discussion with Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna. The Commander welcomed the delegation and briefed on the responsibilities and role of the military during the period of post conflict in the Jaffna Peninsula. Further, a discussion was held concerning the civil-military relations, release of lands and peace building and reconciliation process.Later, the Commander SF (J) presented a memento to HE Davi Mckinnon, High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka and the High Commissioner signed the Visitor's Book to mark his visit to Headquarters Security Forces - Jaffna
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Releasing of the Land belong to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Ottapulam RCTM School
[2017-11-30 16:30:35]
The land, of 29 acres including the buildings belongs to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (St. Mary’s Church) and Roman Catholic Tamil Mix School (RCTMS) which was located inside the Palaly Army Cantonment during the time of conflict, was handed over to Jaffna District Secretary, Mr. N. Vethanayahan by Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 30 November 2017.........................
Donations To Vidya Sivaloganathan's School
[2017-11-25 20:10:05]
Mrs. Swineetha Weerasinghe, Mr. Nandalal Malagoda, Mr. Mohan Shankar and Mrs. Wadani Shankar donated bicycles, school bags, shoes, books and stationeries to all students of Pungudathivu Maha Vidyala in Jaffna on 25th November 2017 to mark the 21st birthday of Vidya Sivaloganathan.Vidya Sivaloganathan was a student of Pungudathivu Maha Vidyala and she was raped and brutally murdered when she was going to the School on 13th May 2015 morning. Further, financial donations were also made to Vidya Sivaloganathan's mother by above mentioned donors. The event was organized by the Sri Lanka Army..........................
New Holiday Resort for Other Ranks at 51 Division Jaffna
[2017-11-23 22:02:17]
The Farm Breeze Holiday Resort which was built upon a conception of Major General Mervyn Perera Commander, 51 Division, was declared opened by Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi Commander, Security Forces (Jaffna) on 22 November 2017 as a welfare measure to the Army personnel and their families.........................
Visit of Colombian Delegation to Jaffna
[2017-11-23 21:23:16]
A delegation from Colombia visited the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 22nd November 2017 and had a discussion with the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna........................
Distribution of Stationeries for Students in Chawakachchery
[2017-11-23 13:15:15]
A distribution of stationeries for the students in Chawakachchery area was organized upon a conception of Major General Aruna Wanniarachchi, Commander 52 Division, on 21 November 2017 at R.C.T.M. College, Chawakachchery. The event was coordinated by 523 Brigade and the stationeries were distributed among 52 students from low-income families in Chawakachchery with the sponsorship of Mr. Upul Kulathunga of 'Junior Chamber International'. Further, Commander 523 Brigade, senior military officers and the parents of the students were present at the event........................
Visit of Australian Officials to Jaffna
[2017-11-23 10:30:28]
Mrs. Lauren Minson of Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, accompanied by the officials of Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka visited Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna and had an official meeting with Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi Commander, Security Forces (Jaffna) on 22 November 2017.
During the meeting they discussed the general situation in the North and later a presentation was conducted on 'The Role and Responsibilities of Security Forces Jaffna and Military Assistance in Post Conflict Scenario' at the main conference hall of the Headquarters...................
Awareness Programme on 'Stress Management & Happy Marriage Life'
[2017-11-18 15:11:31]
Another phase of awareness programmes was conducted by the Directorate of Prevention Medicine and Mental Health Services with coordination of Headquarters Security Forces Jaffna on 17 November 2017 at Headquarters Security Forces - Jaffna.........................
Madihe Pannasiha Vidyalaya, Puttur Celebrates its Golden Jubilee
[2017-11-17 19:50:45]
The opening ceremony of newly constructed 'Agga Maha Pandita Most Venerable Madihe Pannasiha Maha Nayaka Thea' memorial library was held on 17 November 2017 at Madihe Pannasiha Vidyalaya in Puttur. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Madihe Pannasiha Vidyala, the new library was declared opened to the school children with the blessing of Maha Nayaka of the Amarapura Sri Dharmarakshita Nikaya, Most Venerable Trincomalee Ananda Thero. Hon. Reginold Cooray, the Governor of the Northern Province attended the event as the Chief Guest........................
Multi-religious Conference in Sri Naga Viharaya, Jaffna
[2017-11-17 19:45:11]
A multi religious conference, with the participation of all religious leaders in Jaffna District was held on 17 November 2017 in the premises of Sri Naga Vihara, Jaffna in which Ven. Thrikunamale Ananda Maha Nayaka Thero, The Maha Nayaka of Amarapura Shri Dhamma Rakshitha Nikaya participated as the chairperson. .......................
Security Forces Provided Assistance for Flood Affected People in Jaffna
[2017-11-14 17:43:25]
Troops of Security Forces Jaffna provided assistance for people who were displaced due to adverse weather conditions prevailed during the last few days in Jaffna. In response to the situation, troops in Jaffna provided 500 dinner packets and 2000 liters of drinking water for the displaced families.......................
512 Brigade Coordinated a Medical Clinic in Nawanturai
[2017-11-14 17:08:20]
A Medical Clinic organized by 512 Brigade held at the Roman Catholic College, Nawanturai in Jaffna on 12 November 2017. The clinic conducted by a team of consultant doctors from Teaching Hospital Jaffna with the support of medical staff from Asiri (Private) Hospital Colombo.......................
Dr. Ram Manikkalingam meets The Commander, Security Forces Jaffna
[2017-11-12 08:01:16]
Dr. Ram Manikkalingam, Director Dialogue Advisory Group and Visiting Professor University of Amsterdam along with his Foreign Delegation visited Headquarters Security Forces (Jaffna) and had a cordial meeting with Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 10 November 2017.......................
Brother Charles Thomas Enlightened the Jaffna Troops on :Kadula" Programme
[2017-11-10 15:30:16]
The Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) organized an event known as the "Kadula" which was conducted by Brother Charles Thomas at Air Force Base Palaly on 09 November 2017.This event focuses to inculcate human values and to develop the country by working all communities together for a common goals. Over 4500 Officers and Other Ranks attended the event, which included Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Government officials who are serving in Jaffna peninsula. During the said event, Brother Charles Thomas emphasized the necessity and the importance of the unity and diversity. The Commander Security Force Jaffna and the large number of troops really enjoyed the event and it is believed that such programs will have a great impact to the reconciliation process.......................
Coastal Belt clean-up programme in Jaffna
[2017-11-10 14:41:11]
512 Brigade and another 200 Army Personnel from 6 Sri Lanka Signal Crops, 17 Gemunu Watch, 14 Gajaba Regiment and 2(V) Sri Lanka Light Infantry troops participated for a Coastal Clean - up programme on 08 November 2017......................
Army Contribution in Jaffna for the Agricultural Revolution
[2017-11-03 21:40:25]
The Army troops in Jaffna initiated a project in accordance with the Government’s national drive for an Agricultural Revolution in Sri Lanka under the theme of "Waga Sangramaya".....................
Purified Drinking Water for the Troops at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
[2017-11-02 16:30:13]
A Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant for the purification of drinking water was inaugurated at the premises of the Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) on 02 November 2017. Installation of the RO plant fulfilled a long-felt need at the HQ SF (J) and it will have a great impact to prevent Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) to the troops serving at the HQ SF (J)......................
Visits of United Kingdom Officials to Jaffna
[2017-11-02 16:05:45]
Mr. Nick Clissltt, senior security and justice advisor and Mr. Paul Bentail, research analyst from the foreign and commonwealth office in London along with the Deputy High Commissioner of the British High Commission in Colombo visited Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) and had an official meeting with Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) on 01 November 2017.......................
Super Luxury Bus Service for Army Troops to Proceed on Leave from Jafffna
[2017-11-02 15:20:13]
Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, the Security Force Commander - Jaffna commenced a Super Luxury bus service on 01 November 2017 for the Army troops proceeding on leave from Jaffna to Colombo and Colombo to Jaffna daily. This welfare measure was initiated in collaboration with a private bus company to provide a comfortable journey for the Army personnel to proceed on leave. The bus service will go to all major camps in Jaffna district to pick Army personnel proceeding on leave and during the return journey from Colombo, the bus will go to all major camps to drop the Army personnel......................
Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara Katina Pooja Held on Grand Scale
[2017-10-30 18:15:10]
The annual Katina Pooja of the Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara International Buddhist Centre was held on grand scale on 28 and 29 October 2017 with the guidance of Chief Sanganayaka, Northern Province and Chief incumbent, Ven. Meegahajandure Gnnanarathana Thero and Viharadhikari Ven. Meegahajandure Siriwimala Thero......................
Distribution of Motorcycles to the Under Command Battalions of Security Force (Jaffna)
[2017-10-28 17:30:10]
On the direction of the Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) distributed 38 Motorcycles to the under command units in the Jaffna Peninsula. The event was held on 27 October 2017 at the Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) to enhance the mobility of day today regular duties and to reduce fuel consumption.....................
The Noblest Buddhists Religious Activity of Katina Pooja held at Navatkuly Sri Samiddhi Sumana Vihara
[2017-10-28 17:25:451]
Hundreds of Buddhists from North and South participated at the Cheevara Pooja (ritual offering of new Robes) and Alms Giving at Sri Sumiddhi Sumana Vihara, Navatkuly in Jaffna. The event was held for the fifth consecutive year since the establishment of Navatkuly Sri Samiddhi Sumana Vihara in 2012. The Perahera was demonstrated on 25 October 2017 evening with the participation of civilians and military personnel....................
Blood Donation by 17 Gemunu Watch
[2017-10-27 22:21:11]
Troops of 17 Battalion Gemunu Watch organized a blood donation camp on 25 October 2017 to mark their 09th Anniversary, of the Battalion with the assistance of Dr. Y. Jadundanan, medical staff of the Base Hospital Kayts and the Blood Bank of Teaching Hospital.....................
Army assistance to construct six new houses in Karainagar - Jaffna
[2017-10-24 18:40:45]
Army troops deployed in Jaffna will assist to construct another six new houses in Karainagar area in Jaffna for the needy people in the area. Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs has allocated required funds for the construction of new houses. Hon. D M Swaminathan, the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs and Security Forces Commander - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi laid the foundation stones for the construction.....................
Army Initiated a Special Project to Conserve the Coastal Belt of Jaffna Peninsula
[2017-10-22 10:10:15]
Army troops deployed in Jaffna initiated a special project on 21 October 2017 to conserve the coastal belt of Jaffna peninsula by planting coconut seedlings along the coastal belt from Kankesanthurai to Vettalakerni / Chalei area.....................
Norway Ambassador Meet the Security Force Commander, Jaffna
[2017-10-20 16:30:10]
HE Mr. Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether, the Ambassador of Norway in Sri Lanka had a cordial meeting with the Commander Security Force (Jaffna), Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi on Wendsday (18) at Headquarters SF(J), Palaly.....................
Donation of Artificial Limbs to Disabled Persons in Jaffna
[2017-10-18 16:15:35]
In line with the reconciliation process carried out by the Sri Lanka Army, 552 Brigade organized a programme to donate artificial limbs to assist the disabled persons in Jaffna. The event was held on 17 October 2017 at the premises of 552 Brigade Headquarters in Aiyakachchi, Jaffna......................
The Visit Of Children Of Mailiddithurei Fishermen Co-Operative Pre-School To Palaly Airport
[2017-10-13 20:00:02]
Headquarters, Security Force Jaffna facilitated a group of pre-school children to visit the Palaly Airport on 13th October 2017 in responding to the request made by Mr Rajendra Prasanth, the secretary of Myliddythurei Fishermen's Co-Operative Society Ltd, Mailiddy. The arrangements for the visit was made in coordination with Sri Lanka Air Force under the directions of the Commander Security Force Jaffna......................
A blood donation campaign was organized by 552 Brigade
[2017-10-13 14:55:10]
552 Brigade has organized a blood donation campaign on 10 October 2017 with the assistance of Dr T Kalaichelvam and medical staff of the Teaching Hospital Jaffna to mark the 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka Army. The programme was held at the HQ 23 Gemunu Watch premises under the direction of Brigadier Jayantha Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP ndc psc - GOC 55 Division. The Commander 552 Brigade, Commanding Officer 23 Gemunu Watch and 151 Army personnel were presented at the campaign......................
Security Force Jaffna Celebrates 68th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army
[2017-10-10 20:23:41]
Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) celebrated the 68th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army with participation of Brigadier Rasika Karunathilaka, Brigadier General Staff, HQ SF (J) and all ranks of Headquarters SF (J) at Palaly on Tuesday (10) Morning. The ceremony commenced with the hoisting of the SF (J) flag by Brigadier General Staff and recitation of the Army anthem was followed by read of the Army Commander's Army Day message......................
Troops of 51 Division Organized an Eye Clinic and Spectacles Distribution Event
[2017-10-10 15:11:56]
To mark the 68th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army, troops of 51 division organized an eye clinic and donated free spectacles for the needy people in Selvapuram, Jaffna on 06 October 2017.
Major General Mervyn Perera, General Officer Commanding 51 Division graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Laxman Abegunarathna, a donor from Colombo provided the financial assistance for the donation.....................
Troops of 52 Division celebrated the 68th Army Day in Jaffna
[2017-10-09 18:36:17]
In line with 68th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army, troops of 52 division organized a community welfare project to uplift the standards of education in their respective area. Upon the direction of the Major General Aruna Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding 52 Division and the troops donated School Bags, pairs of Shoes and pairs of Shocks for the students of Madihe Pannashiha Vidyalaya, Puttur on 06 October 2017....................
Troops of 26 SLNG Celebrated World Children's Day
[2017-10-08 12:01:09]
Troops of 26 Sri Lanka National Guard, under Command to 522 Brigade, donated school items for poor children in Karampaham Government Tamil Mix School and Vinayagar Pre-School in celebration of the World Children's Day...................
Troops of 4 Vir Assist to Renovate the Roofs of Buildings at Drieberg College, Jaffna
[2017-10-04 21:33:06]
Troops of 4 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, under command to 523 Brigade provided their assistance to renovate the roofs of two buildings at Drieberg College,..................
7 SLAWC Officers and Soldiers Meet Inmates at Kaithady Home For Adults
[2017-10-04 21:33:06]
Inmates at Kaithady 'Shanthi Nilayam' State Home for Adults recently had a entertainment and fun day programme with the members of 7 Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps of the Security Force Jaffna ..................
Troupes of Security Force Jaffna Celebrated World Children's Day
[2017-10-02 18:15:28]]
Strengthening the course Reconciliation in the North and in view of celebrating World Children's Day Secrity Force Headquarters (Jaffna) has organized an entertainment programme for children in Jaffna at Subramaniyam Children's Park on 01.10.2017. On the direction of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Force Jaffna, women soldiers of 7th Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps in collaboration with Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) has organized this entertainment programme. 30 children who are living in 51, 52 and 53 Division area, all together 90 children were gathered and enjoyed with several fun making games. Subsequently, students of "Sive Chathurasra" children’s home presented a stage drama. At the end of the programme gift items were presented for all participants. Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Military Officers,...................
Old Boys of D. S. Senanayake College Colombo Celebrated World Children's Day in Jaffna
[2017-10-02 17:58:32]
With sheer intention of quenching the thirst for education of Jaffna students, Headquarters 522 Brigade joined hands with the Old Boys of D. S. Senanayaka College, has organized this community welfare projects to rural schools with lesser facilities. To celebrate the world Children's day, they have donated education equipments to students of Saraswathi Vidyalaya, Atchuvely on 01.10.2017. During the event, students of Saraswathi Vidyalaya were presented School Stationary, 60 liters of pain to colour wash their school, 10 electrical fans, sports items, music instruments, 10 foot cycles for selected students and 5 desktop computers. Total worth of the donation is Rs. 1.7 Million. Old boys of D.S. Senanayaka College did not forget Teachers, they presented gifts for teachers as well, ........................
5 VIR Snatches "20-20 Trophy 2017"
[2017-10-01 17:30:02]
The team representing Security Force Jaffna was able to clinch the 20 - 20 Soft ball Cricket Tournament organized by Headquarters Security Force Jaffna in collaboration with Sri Lanka Cricket Association. The final match held at the Palaly cricket ground on 30 September 2017 was witnessed by a huge amount of cricket fans and distinguished guests including Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Division Commanders, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers and Staff Officers of HQ SF (J) were also present at the event.
Yoga Basic Course Brings Psychological Happiness to Troops of Security Force Jaffna
[2017-09-28 20:40:16]
Yoga Ashram, headed by Ashram Director, Award winning veteran actress, Anoja Weerasinghe, conducted 'Sivananda Hatha Yoga Basic Course (50 hrs)' for Troops of Security Force Jaffna from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. The programme was conducted on the initiative of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna), with the aim of developing mental courage and personality development of Officers and men. Further, programme was expected to assist the troops to.
Chief of Defence Staff Pays Courtesy Call on Jaffna Commander
[2017-09-28 20:40:16]
Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne, the Chief of Defence Staff paid a courtesy call on the Commander Security Force (Jaffna) at the Headquarters on 28 September 2017. Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) extended a warm welcome and briefed the present situation of the Jaffna Peninsula. Further, the commander SF (J) conducted a presentation on the 'Role and Responsibilities of Security Force (Jaffna) and Military Assistance in Post Conflicts Scenario' at the main conference hall of the Headquarters. Later, the Commander SF (J) and Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne, the Chief of Defence Staff, exchanged mementos and the Chief of Defence Staff signed the Visitor's Book to mark his visit to Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna).
Australian High Commissioner Pays a Courtesy Call on Jaffna Commander
[2017-09-28 20:16:35]
HE Mr. Bryce Hutchesson, the High Commissioner of Australian in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Commander Security Force, Jaffna at the Headquarters on 26 September 2017. Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) extended a warm welcome and briefed the present situation of the Jaffna Peninsula during the discussion. Further, the Commander SF (J) presented a memento to HE Mr. Bryce Hutchesson to mark his visit to SFHQ (J).
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan Pays a Courtesy Call on Jaffna Commander
[2017-09-27 19:44:10]
Mr. Koji Yagi, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan paid a courtesy call on Commander Security Force, Jaffna at the Headquarters on 26 September 2017. Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) extended a warm welcome and briefed the present situation of the Jaffna Peninsula.
Army Built House Handed Over to Needy Family in Periyavilan, Jaffna
[2017-09-27 18:26:07]
Security Force Headquarters Jaffna has launched range of humanitarian projects for the welfare of people in Jafffna. As a part of the above project, Army built house handed over to Mr. Ariyavadan Kadhaviyanpullai and his family in Periyavilan Jaffna by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi Commander Security Force Jaffna on 26 September 2017. The construction work of the house was done by troops of 14 Gemunu Watch under command to 513 Brigade and financial assistance was given by Colonel Chandana Marashinghe's Brother Mr. Kanchana Marasinghe who lives in Australia to invoke blessing to his Father who passed away three years back.
Army Assistance to Upgrade Health Facilities in Jaffna Peninsula
[2017-09-25 18:16:19]
Army troops deployed in Jaffna Peninsula under the Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) constructed three two storied buildings at Vadukodai Regional Hospital, Kayts Base Hospital and Maruthankerny Regional Hospital and another three single storied buildings at Velani Base Hospital, Chankanai Base Hospital and Kodikamam Base Hospital. Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, symbolically declared opened three building at Vadukodai, Kayts and Maruthankerny on 24th September 2017. The required funds for the above constructions were provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) based in Switzerland. It took approximately 10 months to complete the construction work at above mentioned six hospitals and troops
Assistance to Obtain Electricity Supply for a Rehabilitated Ex-LTTE Family by the 7 Women Corps
[2017-09-22 22:01:21]
7 Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women Corps organized a Community Welfare Project to provide an electricity facility to a newly constructed house of Mrs Kumuduni Kavida, a Rehabilitated Ex-LTTE female member living in Keeramalai, Jaffna. The project was implemented on the guidance of the Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna), and with the gracious financial assistance worth of Rs.50, 000 by Fontera Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Students of Vavuniya Senaippulavu Umaiyall Vidyalaya Visited Palaly Airport
[2017-09-22 21:18:54]
Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) facilitated a group of school children from V/Senaippulavu Umaiyall Vidyalaya to visit the Palaly Airport on 22 September 2017. Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) made arrangements in coordination with the Sri Lanka Air Force, for 33 students along with 04 teachers and 28 parents to join the visit. The participants extended their gratitude to the Security Force Commander for facilitating such a memorable event.
Visit of switzerland officials to jaffna
[2017-09-21 11:49:46]
The country Anatyst at state secretariat for Migration, Switzerland, Mr. Andreas Schmid and the First Secretary (migration) of the Embassy of Switzerland, Mrs. Gisela Schluep visited HQ Security Force (Jaffna) and had a official meeting with Major Genaral Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force Jaffna on 19 September 2017.
Handing Over Urani Kanista Vidyalaya to Students
[2017-09-04 21:15:15]
The land including the building of Urani Kanista Vidyalaya in Urani which was occupied by the Security Forces during the time of the conflict was handed over to the Additional District Secretary Jaffna by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) on 4 September 2017 in view of facilitating the education of children in the area. The ceremony was held with the participation of Major General Mervyn Perera, General Officer Commanding 51 Division, Mr. S Muralitharan, Additional District Secretary Land, Mr. S Sivasri, Divisional Secretary of the Tellippalai, Officials of the Educational Department in Jaffna, Senior Military Officers, soldiers and civilians.
A Newly Constructed House for Mr. R.M. Ramesh
[2017-09-04 21:02:31]
A newly constructed house was handed over to Mr. R.M. Ramesh and his family with the financial assistance of Mr. Than who lives in Singapore. The donation was coordinated by Ven. Thalagala Sumanarathana Thero and the construction work was carried out under the supervision of Brigadier Aruna Muhandiram, General Officer Commanding of 55 Division. The handover ceremony was held on 01 September 2017 with the participation of Ven. Thalagala Sumanarathana Thero, Mr. Than and GOC 55 Division, Commander 552 Brigade, and Grama Niladhari of Maruthankerny.
A Blood Donation Camp was organized to mark the 22 Anniversary of 52 Division
[2017-09-03 20:40:50]
A blood donation camp was organized by the 52 Division to commemorate its 22nd Anniversary on 29 August 2017 at the Division Headquarters under the direction of Major General Aruna Wanniarachchi, the General Officer Commanding of 52 Division. Six Officers and 101 Other Rankers donated their blood with the assistance of staff members from........................
Sri Lanka Army has Improved the Sanitary Facilities of Drieberg College, Chavakachcheri
[2017-09-03 20:30:20]
Troops of 12 Gemunu Watch and 4 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiments under command to 523 Brigade provided much needed sanitary facilities to Drieberg Collage which is a less facilitated School in Chavakachcheri, Jafnna. The financial assistance of 2000 USD was contributed by Mrs. Onili S Ranasinghe who lives in New York on a request made by former Colonel General Staff of Security Force (Jaffna) Colonel KAA Udaya Kumara RSP USP psc........................
British High Commissioner Pays a Courtesy Call on Jaffna Commander
[2017-08-30 11:58:41]
HE. Mr. James Dauris, the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives paid a courtesy call on Commander Security Force, Jaffna at the Headquarters on 28 August 2017. Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) extended a warm welcome and briefed the present situation of the Jaffna peninsula during the discussion.Further, the Commander SF (J) and HE. Mr. James Dauris exchanged mementos and the British High Commissioner signed the Visitors’ Book to mark his visit to Jaffna.
Tri Forces Join with Awareness Programme on "Dengue" at Headquarters Security Force Jaffna
[2017-08-29 16:45:51]
An awareness programme on "Dengue" was conducted by National Dengue Control Unit for Tri Forces serving in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mannr Districts on 24 August 2017 at the auditorium of Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna. The Programme was organized by Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) on the direction of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) with the aim of educating security personnel on "How to identify the most vulnerable Dengue mosquito breeding places and how to destroy them". Same time, they were educated on "How to minimize the outbreak of Dengue in order to prevent Dengue". Dr. Prashila Samaraweera and Mrs. Sakunthala Janakee, the experts in health sector conducted lectures and presentations to educate the troops. More than 200 Tri Forces security personals participated for the event...................
Awareness Programme on 'Happy Marriage Life', 'HIV & AIDS' at Headquarters Security Force Jaffna
[2017-08-28 17:20:31]
Another phase of awareness programmes was conducted for members of the Sri Lanka Army by the Mental Health Unit of Army Base Hospital Palaly with coordination of Directorate of Psychological Operations on 23 August 2017 at Headquarters Security Force Jaffna. The workshop was organized by HQ SF (J) Psychological Operation section on the direction of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) with the aim of educating military personnel on "Maintain Happy Marriage Life", "Sexually Transmitted Diseases & AIDS" Lieutenant Vishmika De Silva, Psychiatrist ABH Palaly conducted the lecture on "Happy Marriage life" focusing on positive reinforcement of marriage life, effective communication within their family and how they have to resolve the conflicts in family life...................
Depositing of Sacred Relics and Unveiling the Pinnacle of Newly Constructed "Stupa" at 55 Division Temple Premises
[2017-08-24 17:18:25]
An all-night Pirith Chanting Ceremony was held under the supervision of Brigadier Aruna Muhandiram, General Officer Commanding 55 Division and with the active participation of devotees in 55 Division at temple premises from 18 August 2017 evening to 19 August 2017 morning.The religious ceremony commenced with an elegant procession escorting the Sacred Relic Casket and the Buddhist monks. GOC 55 Div respectfully carried the Sacred Relic Casket and placed in the "Pirith Mandappaya"..................
Army to construct a new house for the family of the Jaffna University Student who died due to the Police Attack in Jaffna
[2017-08-24 17:18:25]
Hon. D.M. Swaminathan, The Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, laid the corner stone on 22 August 2017 at Chunnakam, Jaffna for the house construction which was proposed by the Government for the family of university student, Vijekumar Sulakshange who died due to police attack in Jaffna. With expending Government funds Security Force Jaffna has undertaken the construction work of this house under the direction of the Commander, Security Force Headquarters Jaffna. Mr. N Vethanayahan, the District Secretary Jaffna.................
GOC-in-Chief Southern Command India Visits Jaffna
[2017-08-21 15:13:21]
Lieutenant General PM Hariz, General Officer Commanding in Chief of Southern Command, India paid a courtesy call on the Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 19th August 2017.
The visiting GOC-in-Chief of Southern Command India was received at the Palaly Airport by Brigadier Ajith Elwatta, Brigadier Admin/Quartering and Brigadier Indrajith Bandara, Brigadier General Staff of Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna.................
IPKF Soldiers Killed during 'Operation Pawan' Remembered
[2017-08-15 14:49:15]
A special ceremony was held on Tuesday (15) at Palaly to commemorate IPKF soldiers who laid their lives for the sake of territorial integrity of their friendly neighboring country during Operation Pawan in 1987. Consul General of India in Jaffna Mr. Shri A. Natarajan and Security Force Headquarters Jaffna.................
Students of Karaveddy Pre-School Visit - Palaly Airport and Kankasanthurei Harbour
[2017-08-11 19:34:22]
Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna facilitated a group of pre-school children to visit the Palaly Airport on 11th August 2017. Responding to a request made by Miss M.Pushpamala, Sister in Charge, the Child Jesus Pre-School, Karaveddy Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force, Jaffna made arrangements in coordination with Sri Lanka Air Force.................
Ven. Buddangala Thero Lectures on Officering
[2017-08-09 18:29:41]
A lecture on 'What is Officering' was conducted by Ven.Buddangala Ananda Thero who is a former Major General in the Sri Lanka Army to officers serving under Security Force, Jaffna. Ven. Ananda Thero was invited by the Commander Security Force, Jaffna Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi in order to................
Ven. Buddangala Ananda Thero Visits Jaffna High Court Judge
[2017-08-09 17:29:41]
Ven. Buddangala Ananda Thero along with Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force, Jaffna visited High Court Judge, Jaffna M. Ilancheliyan, at the Courts Complex Jaffna on 08 August 2017 to appreciate the action he has taken subsequent to the killing of Police Sergeant Somachandra whilst on duty to protect the Judge................
'Art of Living' Workshop by Dr Kanchana Kohombange
[2017-08-07 15:41:30]
A series of workshops on 'How Life Can be Made Happy' was conducted by Dr Kanchana Kohombange at the Multi Facility Complex of Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) on 1st', 2nd and 3 rd August 2017. The programme was initiated by the Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, with the view of developing social and personal lives of officers and men serving in Jaffna...............
Senior Defense Official and Defence Attache Visits Jaffna Commander
[2017-08-01 20:40:50]
Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Hess, the incoming Senior Defense Official and Defense Attache to the US High Commission in Colombo had an official call on with the Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 31 July 2017.
Commander SF (J) extended a warm welcome to Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Hess and briefed the present situation of Jaffna Peninsula. His visit to the HQ SF (J) was a part of his visit to all regional commanders and regimental training centres of the Sri Lanka Army. During the discussion they exchanged views on matters relevant to both parties..............
US Deputy Chief of Mission Pays a Courtesy Call on Jaffna Commander
[2017-08-01 20:35:10]
Mr. Robert Hilton, the Deputy Chief of Mission of USA paid a courtesy call on Commander Security Force, Jaffna at the Headquarters premises on 31st July 2017. Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force, Jaffna extended a warm welcome and briefed the present situation of the Jaffna Peninsula during the discussion.....................
Felicitation Ceremony for Students who Secured 9 'A' Passes at GCE O/L Examination 2016
[2017-08-01 20:15:45]
Security Force, Jaffna organized a felicitation ceremony for the students who secured 9 'A' passes at the GCE O/L Examination 2016 in Jaffna Peninsula. Hon. Reginald Cooray, Governor of Northern Province, attended the occasion as the Chief Guest. Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayaka, Commander of the Army, also participated in the event as the Guest of Honour during his maiden visit to Jaffna.....................

Commander of the Army made his Maiden Field Visit to Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna)

\[2017-07-31 23:50:15]
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayaka, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army made his maiden field visit to Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna after assuming the office as the 22 Commander of the Sri Lanka Army. The visiting Commander of the Army was received at the Palaly Airport by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna), Brigadier Indrajith Bandara, Brigadier General Staff HQ SF (J) and Brigadier Ajith Elwatta, Brigadier Admin and Quartering HQ SF (J). In accordance with the military traditions troops of the 10 Field Engineer Regiment accorded a Guard Turnout at the entrance of the HQ SF (J) and a formal Guard of Honour to the visiting Commander.....................

SLMA Cadets Visits Headquarters Security Force Jaffna
[2017-07-23 15:50:15]
Fifty One Officer Cadets from Intake 84 at Sri Lanka Military Academy paid a visit to Headquarters Security Force Jaffna on 20 and 21 July 2017. The visit was scheduled as a part of their training curriculum.
On arrival to the HQ SF (J), Officer Cadets were warmly welcomed and conducted a presentation on ‘Role and Responsibility of SF (J) and Military Assistance in Post Conflicts Scenario’ by Lieutenant Colonel Nishantha Muthumala, General Staff Officer I HQ SF (J). Later, they visited ‘Nellinakkapuram’ village at Keeramalai housing projects, which was constructed and handover to the Jaffna people by Sri Lanka Army....................
New Computers Donated to Navathkuli Maha Vidyalaya
[2017-07-22 19:23:20]
To promote knowledge on Information Technology (IT), the Security Force Jaffna has been lending its assistance to all the schools in Jaffna Peninsula by way of donating school items, software and IT accessories. After identifying the lapses for IT education in Navathkuli Maha Vidyalaya arrangements were made to donate three new computers with all accessories to the school on the initiative of Major General Dharsana Hettiarachchi, Commander..........................
12 GW Volleyball Team Won the Extroverted Volleyball Tournament at Navatkuly
[2017-07-22 19:20:50]
12 GW have won the extroverted Volleyball tournament organized by youngsters in Navatkuly village, defeating "Black Star" team and "Lucky Star" team. Tournament was held on 16 July 2017, with the aim of motivating and strengthening gestures of goodwill and promoting harmony, The event created platform for military personnel to interact with community in the area and to have a cordial meeting to exchange views and ideas..................
Sri Lanka Army Continue Their Assistance to Jaffna People
[2017-07-19 18:45:01]
A significant milestone was achieved on 30 June 2017 with the official handover of upgrading health facilities in Velanai Rural Hospital and Chankanai Divisionala Hospital in Jaffna with the assistance of troops of Security Force Jaffna.
This project placed emphasis on development initiatives to improve the quality of life for conflict affected returnee communities, particularly in the North. Resettled communities have undergone significant challenges associated with lack of suitable infrastructure, in particular in the health sector. The support provided by Sri Lanka Army contributed greatly to lessen some of these challenges, which in turn contributed to enhance the living standards of the civil community.................
Warmth of Alliance Once Again Touches the Hearts of Jaffna Students
[2017-07-17 18:30:04]
Troops of the 522 Brigade have established a drinking water facility in Navatkuli Maha Vidyalaya on the guidance of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force Jaffna. Newly constructed water facility was initiated with the aim of providing much needed safe drinking water to school children in the Navatkuli Maha Vidyalaya, based on a request made from the Commander SF (J) by the students of Navatkuli Maha Vidyalaya during the Vesak Festival in 2017. The drinking water facility was ceremonially inaugurated during a simple ceremony held on 5 July 2017 with the presence of Colonel Harendra Peiris, Commander 522 Brigade. Mr. S. Pavalakumaran, Principle Navatkuli Maha Vidyalaya, the Teachers and Students present during the event.................
Outgoing Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka calls on Jaffna Commander
[2017-07-14 22:16:40]
Her Excellency Shelley Whiting, Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka during her visit to Jaffna had a courtesy call on Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force, Jaffna on 11 July 2017 at the Headquarters SF (J), Palaly. Having received the delegation to the Headquarters SF (J), the Commander updated her with the present situation in Jaffna Peninsula and discussed military relations, opportunities and challenges associated with the post-conflict environment. During the interactive meeting, both of them exchanged views on the development process ongoing in North and East with the assistance of the Canadian Government. Towards the end of the interaction, the Commander SF (J) presented a memento to HE Shelley Whiting as a gesture of goodwill and appreciation................
Field Visit of Foreign Academics and Practitioners in Jaffna
[2017-07-03 21:45:45]
A delegation of foreign academics and practitioners visited the Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna on 03 July 2017. This delegation comprised of 15 members intended to be acknowledged on the Military Assistance in Post Conflict Scenario in Jaffna peninsula. Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, the Commander Security Force, Jaffna had a meeting with the delegation and made them aware on the highlighted matter. The delegation of these academics and practitioners from the United Kingdom, Philippines, Myanmar, India, Thailand and Indonesia was arranged by the Office of National Security and Reconciliation (ONUR) and the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) in parallel with the conference on Peace Building in Asia. ..................
Handing Over the Deeds of 54 Acres of Land to Their Right Owners in Jaffna
[2017-07-03 19:10:11]
Approximately 54 acres of land with Myliddy fishing harbour in Tellippalai Divisional Secretariat area, along Myliddy costal belt, was handed over to the right owners by the Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, at a ceremony held on 3rd July 2017. The ceremony was organized by the Headquarters, Security Force - Jaffna in consultation with the Ministry of Defence. The process of releasing the lands was expedited in accordance with the policy on Resettlement of IDPs as a matter of priority. This is another initiative taken by the Sri Lanka Army towards building reconciliation whilst addressing the issues of civilians in Jaffna...................
Students of J/ Kopay Navalar Tamil Vidyalaya Visit - Palaly Airport
[2017-06-30 16:05:15]
A blood donation campaign was organized by the 551 Brigade at the Manthikai Hospital premises on 25th June 2017. The event was organized with the hope of fulfilling the requirement of the blood bank of the said hospital in such a way that patients waiting for urgent surgeries are able to undergo their required surgeries. The campaign was organized on the directives of Brigadier MASK Muhandiram, the General Officer Commanding, 55 Division. However..................
Jaffna Troops Donate Blood
[2017-06-29 19:30:45]
A blood donation campaign was organized by the 551 Brigade at the Manthikai Hospital premises on 25th June 2017. The event was organized with the hope of fulfilling the requirement of the blood bank of the said hospital in such a way that patients waiting for urgent surgeries are able to undergo their required surgeries. The campaign was organized on the directives of Brigadier MASK Muhandiram, the General Officer Commanding, 55 Division. However..................
Special Buddhist Sermon by Venerable Rajagiriye Ariyagnana
[2017-06-28 21:05:11]
The Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna organized a special Buddhist sermon at the Headquarters premises on the 25th June 2017. The special sermon was delivered by the most Ven. Rajagiriye Ariyagnana thero on the invitation of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander Security Force, Jaffna. The most Ven.Rajagiriye Ariyagnana; thero a rare Sanga gem in Sri Lanka, the founder of the Buddhist Programme 'Maha Rahathun Wedi Maga Osse' (Along the path of the Maha Rahath) delivered this special sermon on the theme 'Giving Up'; (Non-Attachment) a state in which a person overcomes his or her attachment to desire for things, people or concepts of the world and thus attains a heightened perspective..................
Headquarters Security Force Jaffna Celebrates its 21st Anniversary
[2017-06-26 14:31:07]
A series of military and CIVIC-oriented programmes were organized from 16th to 22nd June 2017 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna). Anniversary celebrations were held giving prominence to religious functions and community welfare activities on the guidance of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force, Jaffna. ..................
Awareness Programme on 'HIV & AIDS'
[2017-06-23 18:23:45]
An awareness programme on 'HIV/AIDS' was conducted by Dr. Dilmini Mendis, Venereology consultant, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna for Army personnel serving under 55 Division area of responsibility on 20 June 2017 at the lecture hall of Headquarters 19 (Volunteer) Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment.
The programme focused both on giving proper care, treatment to infected people, and possible preventive measures ..................
German Ambassador to Sri Lanka meets Jaffna Commander
[2017-06-15 19:11:06]
His Excellency Jorn Rohde, the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany for Sri Lanka and two other delegates paid a visit to Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna during their visit to the Northern Province. The delegation had a cordial meeting with Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) on 14 June 2017 at Headquarters SF (J), Palaly.During the interaction, the Commander updated them on civil military relations and the opportunities and challenges associated with the post-conflict ..................
Awareness Programme on 'HIV & AIDS' at Headquarters Security Force Jaffna
[2017-06-14 23:11:03]
An awareness programme on 'HIV/AIDS' was conducted by Dr. Dilmini Mendis, Venereology Consultant, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna for Army personnel serving in Jaffna on 14 June 2017 at the auditorium of Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna.The workshop was organized by 4 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps on the direction of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) with the aim of educating military personnel on 'Sexually Transmitted Diseases' and AIDS..................
A Workshop on 'Social Drama' Conducted at Headquarters Security Force Jaffna
[2017-06-13 13:14:00]
A workshop on 'Social Drama' was conducted by Mrs. Rathna Pushpa Kumari, Director Social Solutions (Mind and Behavior), for soldiers serving in Security Force Jaffna Area of Responsibility at the auditorium of Headquarters Security Force (J) from 08 June to 10 June 2017. The workshop was organized by Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna on the direction of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force, Jaffna in order to enhance the skills of soldiers on social drama and performance art. After the workshop a street drama was performed by the participants of the workshop. This event was significant since this is the first ever opportunity that soldiers of SL Army joined hands with civilians and rehabilitated ex-LTTE members to stage a street drama known as 'Jaya Sri'...................
Troops of 18 SLLI Organized 'Poson Dansala'
[2017-06-12 22:15:35]
Troops of 18 Volunteer Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry under Command to 551 Brigade organized a 'Poson Dansala' on 10 June 2017 evening for all communities in Tikkam area. It was declared open by Brigadier Dammika Jayasundara, Commander 553 Brigade, as the Chief Guest. Besides, religious dignitaries, Staff Officers of 55 Division, Commanding Officers of respective battalions, government officials of Point-Pedro area were present at the occasion. Approximately 3000 civilians enjoyed the dinner at the Dansala.A significant feature of the event was the displaying of Jathaka Story related to Lord Buddha. The civilians appreciated the efforts of the Army troops in Thikkam which indicted the peaceful co-existence of the Army and the people in Point-Pedro area.
Troops of 23 Gemunu Watch organized 'Poson Dansala'
[2017-06-12 22:01:25]
Troops of 23 Gemunu Watch under Command to 552 Brigade organized a ‘Poson Dansala’ on 09 June 2017 evening for all communities in Pallai area in the close proximity of pallai Town. It was declared open by Major General Anura Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding 55 Division, as the Chief Guest. Moreover, religious dignitaries, Staff Officers, Commanding Officers of respective battalions were present at the occasion. Approximately 3000 civilians enjoyed the dinner at the Dansala.
At the same time army troops donated dry ration packs to 10 needy families (each worth of Rs.2000/-) who are living in Pallai area. Further, 7 stationary packs were also donated to the students of 7 families in the same area.
Jaffna Troops Celebrate Poson Poya
[2017-06-11 15:22:05]
Several military formations under Security Force Headquarters Jaffna organized a series of events to celebrate the Poson Full Moon Poya Day on which Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka. Among those events, Dansal organized by the 51, 52 and 55 Divisions catered lunch for more than 1500 civilians. A charm Bodhi Puja was organized symbolizing the simple living style preached by the Lord Buddha's Doctrine, under the directives of Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi at the Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna), Palaly Bo Maluwa on Thursday (8) evening.In the meantime, troops of 1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment under Command to 553 Brigade organized a ‘Poson Dansala’ for all communities in Iyakkachchi area on Thursday (8) Morning. The 'Dansala' was declared open by Colonel Shantha Herath, Commander Mechanized Brigade and catered breakfast and lunch for civilians.
Jaffna Troops Donate Blood
[2017-06-09 10:30:52]
Responding to a request made by the officials of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, a blood donation campaign was organized by the Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna in coordination with 4 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps on 08 and 09 June 2017 at the hospital premises. During the campaign, 110 Army personnel serving under Security Force, Jaffna area of responsibility donated blood to fulfill the urgent requirement of blood for the patients waiting for surgeries. The campaign was organized on the directives of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander Security Force, Jaffna. Doctor M. Sivanija and Doctor J. Thavaraja with their staff assisted in the campaign to make it a success.
Basic English Language Course for NCOs at the Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna
[2017-06-09 10:30:52]
'One language sets us in a corridor for life, two languages open every door along the way.' This was highlighted during the Certificate Awarding Ceremony which was organized marking the termination of the Basic English Language Course No III conducted for Non - Commissioned Officers serving under the Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna.The ceremony was graced by the presence of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander SF (J) as the Chief Guest of the event held on 09 June 2017 at the auditorium of Headquarters Security Force (J) with the participation of Commanding Officers and NCOS from all under command Units. The Commander SF (J), addressed the gathering appreciating the talents of the soldiers' and highlighted the importance of English Language in the present day.
Ms Jennifer Hart from Canada Visits Jaffna Commander
[2017-06-07 18:01:52]
Ms Jennifer Hart, the Political and Trade Counsellor of the High Commission of Canada visited the Headquarters Security Force, Jaffna on 05 June 2017. Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Force, Jaffna extended a warm welcome to the visiting diplomat and explained the present situation in the Jaffna Peninsula during the discussion. Ms Jennifer Hart placed her signature on the Visitors' Book to mark her memorable visit to Jaffna.
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Dengue Eradication Programme in Jaffna
[2017-06-06 19:21:24]
Troops of 4 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment under command to 523 Brigade conducted a Shramadana Champaign to clean the surrounding of the Primary Health Centre, Madduvil with the support of Police, Divisional Health Officers, Midwives and Grama Sevakas on 02 June 2017...........
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10 VIR Troops Cleaned the Kaleimahal Pre - School Premises at Nagarkovil
[2017-06-06 08:15:24)
Troops of 10 (Volunteer) Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment under command to 553 Brigade conducted a 'Shramadhana Campaign' to clean the premises of South GS Office and Kaleimahal Pre - School premises at Nagarkovil on 27th May 2017. One Officer and ten Soldiers participated in this endeavour,
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Jaffna Troops Donate Stationary Items
[2017-06-06 08:10:04)
Troops of 23 Battalion Gemunu Watch under command to 552 Brigade donated basic stationary items for 15 students at the Dinesh Pre-School at Kachchaweli on 29th May 2017. There are only 15 students in this pre-school and each received stationary items worth of Rs.500.00,
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18 SLLI Troops clean 'Sakkottai Flag Area'
[2017-06-06 08:02:21)
Troops of 18 Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry (18 SLLI) under command to 551 Brigade conducted a cleaning campaign to clean the surroundings of 'Sakkottai Flag Area' on 28 May 2017. The area is significant since it is a famous tourist attraction and it is considered to be the tip of Sri Lanka. It was found that the said area had been spoiled due to the human activities and sea tides ...........
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Meditation Programme at Security Force Headquarters Jaffna
[2017-06-05 11:30:40]
A meditation programme was organized by Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) for officers and soldiers who are serving in the Jaffna Peninsula in order to enhance their spiritual life. The programme was conducted by Professor Lalith Ranathunga from 30th May 2017 to 02nd June 2017 at the Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna).
During the programme, troops were educated on the teachings of the Lord Buddha and emphasized the necessity of meditation for a healthy and a peaceful life. Moreover, the participants of the programme were very enthusiastic to understand the outcome of meditation and most of the participants requested to repeat the programme in the future too ............
Maliyadewa Boys' College on an Educational Tour to Jaffna Peninsula
[2017-05-29 11:06:11]
The students of Kurunegala Maliyadewa Boys' College paid an educational visit to the Jaffna Peninsula on 26 and 27 May 2017. The educational tour was arranged by the Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, as a response to the request made by the principal of the college. 575 student of grade 10/11 and 21 teachers participated in the tour. And they visited very important historic places and popular areas in the peninsular such as Nagadeepa, Dambakola Patuna and the ancient Jaffna Fort. Their accommodation, meals and other facilities had been arranged by Army personnel serving in Jaffna...........
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Awareness Programme held at HQ SF (J), on "Disasters Management"
[2017-05-27 14:45:24]
An awareness programme was conducted for the Tri Forces personnel serving in the Security Force Jaffna Area of Responsibility. The programme was held at the auditorium of Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) on 25th and 26th May 2017. The workshop covered different sections of disaster management and included an in-depth training on the Recommended Practices developed for floods and droughts. The workshop was brought together by a team of professionals of the Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Health, the Department of Meteorology, the National Building Research Organization and the National Disaster Relief Services Centre. The opening ceremony was presided by Major General Anura Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 52 Division.
Troops of 11 SLLI Protected 'Karei Nagar, Kovalam Paddy' from Wildfire
[2017-05-20 19:20:45]
Troops of 11 Sri Lanka Light Infantry was able to protect 'Kovalam Paddy' in Karei Nagar Island from wild fire with the support of 100 soldiers on 17th May 2017. Approximately 2 acres of land have been destroyed due to the wildfire. Such an incident occurred for the first times in this year. Civilians highly appreciated the effort taken by military personnel to stop the wildfire and protect their land. ................
'Palmyra Ingenuity - 2017' Ends Successfully
[2017-05-19 23:10:20]
'Palmyra Ingenuity - 2017' the innovation exhibition which was held on 17th and 18th May 2017 at the Weerasinham Hall in Jaffna, ended successfully. Thousands of students from schools and universities, teachers, civilians, Tri Forces and Police personnel had visited the exhibition during the two days.
The Prize Giving ceremony of the exhibition was held on the 18th May 2017 evening with cultural events and Dr. Mahesh Edirisinghe, Commissioner Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, Minister of Science, Technology and Research participated in the event................
"Palmyra Ingenuity - 2017"
[2017-05-17 22:25:01]
Headquarters Security Force Jaffna in its effort on Reconciliation process has initiated a range of community programmes to ensure sustainable peace in the Jaffna Peninsula. Accordingly, the Security Force Headquarters (J) organized "Palmyra Ingenuity - 2017", an innovation exhibition with the view of transforming imagination into innovation. The two days exhibition started today (17th May 2017) at the Weerasingham Hall, Jaffna in collaboration with the Ministry of Technology and Research. The event was inaugurated by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J), on the invitation of the chief organizer Brigadier Adeepa Thilakarathna, Commander 552 Brigade. Rear Admiral De Silva, Commander Northern Naval Area, Brigadier Marvyn Perera, General Officer Commanding 51 Division, Brigadier Sanath Perera, Commander FMA (North), Brigade Commanders, Senior Government Officials and Senior Officers.................
 
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