It is a great honour and prestige for me to convey my thoughts as the President of KDU Alumni at the occasion of launching the official website of KDU Alumni. I also take this opportunity, with great honour, to pay tribute to the late General Sir John Kotelawala for his great vision and the dedication. If not for the great generosity he displayed in donating his estate for the establishment of the university, the nation would not have seen the birth of many professional officers with strong and firm personalities..
We were imparted with many unmatched qualities and strengths through a sequentially blended military training thus molding civilians into great military officers and gentlemen/ladies. We learned to learn the right through a hard and inerasable way while sharing brotherhood over great friendships as well as the degree we earned are nothing but the strong pillars in our lives. The KDU is an unique and right place in the making of professional officers in all three services confident to face all challenges in their lives.
I have been fortunate to see the growth of this university since its inception for last three decades. KDU has evolved to its present state of becoming a fully-fledged higher education establishment in South Asian region with many diversified competencies. All of you may agree with me that the unique composition of more than 1000 multi-cultural and multi-lingual heads under the roof of KDU is as a result of the path paved by the leaders of this prestige university.
Thanks to the dedication and tireless efforts of all the past Commandants and the present Vice Chancellor, our university has reached to a great height. Our academic programmes are diverse and strong, catering to the present and future needs of our nation. We have world-class faculty and students with outstanding brains that come in year after year, shining the name of KDU.
As our alma mater continues to pursue its aspirations, it is important for all alumni to know that each and every one of us has a role to play in this effort. All big accomplishments are result of a small act by the individuals. This newly launched website will serve as a forum for all of us to connect each other and the university than earlier. You will find many opportunities to enrich your life and deepen your connection with the KDU family, from where ever in the world you are.
Thank you for visiting us online and we appreciate your continued support.
Air Vice Marshal L H A Silva USP BSc (Gen) fndu
KDU Alumni Association