55 Division (Sri Lanka)

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55 Division
Active 199? - Present
Country Sri Lanka
Branch Sri Lanka Army
Type Infantry Division
Part of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J)
Garrison/HQ Elephant Pass Military Base
Engagements Sri Lankan Civil War
Brigadier M.A.S.K Muhandiram Rsp

The 55 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]

  • 55-1 Brigade
  • 55-2 Brigade
  • 55-3 Brigade

Sri Lankan Civil War[edit]

Towns captured by 55 Division[edit]

# Area Liberated[1] Date
1 Battle of Chalai 5 February 2009


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-02-18.