Work in Bangladesh began immediately after the Liberation War with Pakistan in 1971. Thousands of people moved from refugee camps in Calcutta, where Salvationists had served them, and a team of Salvationists accompanied them. A year earlier, relief operations had been carried out by The Salvation Army in East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) following a severe cyclone.

On 21 April 1980, The Salvation Army was incorporated under the Companies Act of 1913. Bangladesh was upgraded to command status on 1 January 1997.

Territorial Leadership

Lieut-Colonel Elizabeth Nelson - Territorial Commander

Major Gabriel Dewri - Chief Secretary

Major Chaya Dewri - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries

Territorial Headquarters

House 365/2
Lane 6 (West)
baridhara DOHS
Dhaka 1206

Postal address 

GPO Box 985
Dhaka 1000

Contact us

Tel: [880] (2) 8411755/6

Email: ban.leadership@ban.salvationarmy.org