53 Division (Sri Lanka)

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53 Division
Active 199? - Present
Country Sri Lanka
Allegiance Sri Lanka
Branch Sri Lanka Army
Type Infantry Division
Headquarters Mankulam
Engagements Sri Lankan Civil War
Major General Amal Karunasekara

The 53 Division is an elite division of the Sri Lanka Army. A principal offensive division, it is currently deployed for combat operations in the Jaffna Peninsula and is under the command of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna.

Current formation[edit]

  • Air Mobile Brigade
  • 53-2 Brigade
  • 53-3 Brigade - Rathgama, GALLE

Sri Lankan Civil War[edit]

Towns captured by 53 Division[edit]

# Area Liberated[1] Date
1 Puthukkudiyirippu Hospital 12 March 2009
2 Pachchapulmuddai 1 April 2009
3 Puthukkudiyiruppu 5 April 2009

Notable members[edit]