INDIA SOUTH-WESTERN TERRITORY

Territorial Leaders:
Colonels Nihal Hettarachchige & Rohini Hettarachchige

Territorial Commander:  Colonel Nihal Hettarachchige (1st May 2016)
Territorial President of Women's Ministries: Colonel Rohini Hettarachchige (1st May 2016)
Chief Secretary: Lieut-Colonel Joginder Masih (1st December 2017)
Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries: Lieut-Colonel Shanti Masih (1st December 2017)


 

Territorial Headquarters:

The Salvation Army, Kowdiar
Postal address: PO Box 802, Kowdiar, Trivandrum 695 003, Kerala State, India
Tel address: Salvation, Trivandrum; tel [91] (0471) 2314626/ 2723238; fax: [91] (0471) 318790;
email: isw mail@ISW.salvationarmy.org


 

Salvation Army work commenced in the old Travancore State on 18th March 1894 by Captain Yesudasen Sanjivi. He was a convert from a high caste Brahmin family. His son Colonel Donald A. Sanjivi became the first Territorial Commander from Kerala.

The work spread to other parts of the state through the hard work of pioneer officers, including Commissioner P. E. George. India South Western Territory came into being on 1st October 1970 with the bifurcation of the Southern India Territory, having Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) as the headquarters which comprises the Malayalam-speaking state of Kerala.

 State included in the territory: Kerala

 'The Salvation Army' in Malayalam: Raksha Sainyam; in Tamil : Ratchaniya Senai

 Languages in which the gospel in preached: English, Malayalam, Tamil

 Periodicals: Home League Quarterly (Malayalam/English); The Officer (Malayalam); Youdha Shabdam (Malayalam); Yuva Veeram (Malayalam)