Task Force I elevated to a permanent Division
The Army Headquarters officially announced that Task Force I under
the command of Brigadier Shavendra Silva has been elevated to the
position of a permanent Division in the Sri Lanka Army.
Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka made this announcement as
he met the field commanders in Vanni Security Forces headquarters after
the historic victory of capturing Kilinochchi.
Task Force I which commenced operations from the Mannar front in
September 2007 has recorded significant victories including the
liberation of 80 Km Mannar- Pooneryn A-32 road on November 15 and the
Paranthan junction at the dawn of the year 2009.
They also captured the Northern part of the Kilinochchi town and are
poised to capture Elephant Pass very soon.