120th Birth Anniversary of General Sir John Kotelawala

The 120th birth anniversary of General Sir John Kotelawala, the third Prime Minister of Independent Sri Lanka and the benefactor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University fell on 04th April 2017.
A commemoration ceremony was held at Gen Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in memory of this great son of Mother Lanka with the participation of Lt Gen Chrishantha De Silva, the Commander of Army as the Chief Guest.
The Chief Guest paid a floral tribute to the statue of Late Gen Sir John Kotelawala and he also made the commemoration address in which he highlighted the yeoman service rendered by Sir John for the benefit of Mother Lanka.
Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe, the Vice Chancellor; Brigadier Indunil Ranasinghe, Deputy Vice Chancellor  (Defence and Administration), Senior Professor Jayantha Ariyarathne, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), close relatives of  Gen Sir John Kotelawala family, Academia, non – Academic Staff, Officer Cadets, Day Scholar and a large number of distinguished invitees participated in this historic moment.