61 Division (Sri Lanka)

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61 Division
61 Division flag.jpg
61 Division flag
Active 5 May 2008 (2008-05-05) – present
Country Sri Lanka
Branch Sri Lanka Army
Size 2,729
Part of Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni
Garrison/HQ Velankulam, Northern Province
Brigadier D. M. W. W. W. M. R. B. M. Daulagala

The 61 Division is a division of the Sri Lanka Army. Established on 5 May 2008, the division is currently based in Velankulam in the Northern Province.[1] The division is a part of Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni and has three brigades and six battalions.[1] Brigadier D. M. W. W. W. M. R. B. M. Daulagala has been commander of the division since 3 January 2013.[1] The division is responsible for 1,448 square kilometres (559 sq mi) of territory.[2]


The division is currently organised as follows:[3]