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56 Division
56 Division flag
56 Division flag
Active 17 October 1997 (1997-10-17) – present
Country Sri Lanka
Branch Sri Lanka Army
Size 2,528
Part of Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni
Garrison/HQ Kokeliya, Northern Province
Brigadier D. A. R. Ranawaka

The 56 Division is a division of the Sri Lanka Army. Established on 17 October 1997, the division is currently based in Kokeliya in the Northern Province.[1][2] The division is a part of Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni and has two brigades and six battalions.[1] Brigadier D. A. R. Ranawaka has been commander of the division since 6 August 2012.[1] The division is responsible for 830 square kilometres (320 sq mi) of territory.[3]


The division is currently organised as follows:[4]


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