56 Division (Sri Lanka)

The 56 Division is a division of the Sri Lanka Army. Established on 17 October 1997, the division is currently based in Kokeliya in the Northern Province.[1][2] The division is a part of Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni and has two brigades and six battalions.[1] Brigadier D. A. R. Ranawaka has been commander of the division since 6 August 2012.[1] The division is responsible for 830 square kilometres (320 sq mi) of territory.[3]

56 Division
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56 Division flag
Active17 October 1997 (1997-10-17) – present
CountrySri Lanka
BranchSri Lanka Army
Size2,528
Part ofSecurity Forces Headquarters – Wanni
Garrison/HQKokeliya, Northern Province
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier D. A. R. Ranawaka

OrganisationEdit

The division is currently organised as follows:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "56 Division". Sri Lanka Army. Archived from the original on 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ "A new SLA division - and a new deadline". TamilNet. 18 October 1997.
  3. ^ "History". Sri Lanka Army. Archived from the original on 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Organization". Sri Lanka Army. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.