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* Sri Lanka Army establishes two new operational headquarters
Mon, Jun 1, 2009, 04:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has established two new operational headquarters in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts to carry out the security plans in those liberated areas.

The Army said that the present General Officer in Command of the 56 Division in Omanthai, Major General Channa Goonetilleke has been appointed as the Security Forces Commander in Kilinochchi.

Overall Operations Commander in Anuradhapura Major General Nandana Udawatta has been appointed as the Security Forces Commander in Mullaitivu.

The new headquarters are functioning in addition to the existing Vanni Headquarters, Sri Lanka Army confirmed.

The 53rd Division under the command of Major General Kamal Gunaratne and 58th Division under the command of Brigadier Shavendra Silva will be kept as two reserves.

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