Chancellor Admiral Daya Sandagiri, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc, MSc(DS), FIMgt(UK), MNI(Lond), MRIN(Lond), Justice of the Peace (Sri Lanka)
Board of Management
The management and administration of the university is governed by a Board of Management that consists of the following members appointed by His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Chairman
Secretary, Ministry of Defence   Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC
Members
Additional Secretary (Defence) Ministry of Defence Mr. RMS Sarath Kumara
Chief of Defence Staff Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne WV RWP & bar RSP VSV USP ndc psn MPhil (D&SS) BSc (Hons) (WS)
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General NUMMW Senanayake RWP RSP USP psc
Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral TJL Sinniah WWV, RWP, RSP**, USP, ctf-ndu, psc
Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal KVB Jayampathy WWV, RWP, RSP (3 bars), MSc (International Relations), fndu, qfi
Vice Chancellor, KDU Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe USP, psc
MSc(DS) Mgt, MMaritimePol(Aus), PG Dip in CPS, Dip in CR, AFNI(Lond), Justice of the Peace (Whole Island)
UGC Representative Professor PSM Gunaratne
PhD (Finance) Tsukuba University (Japan), M.Sc. (Finance) Tsukuba University (Japan), MBA (Colombo), B.Sc. (Hons) Business Administration (USJP), Vice Chairman – University Grants Commission
Treasury Representative Mr. DAP Abeysekara BSc (Hons) Physical Science Diploma in Regional Development MA in International Development Studies (Tokyo) Additional Director General – Dept. of External Resources, General Treasury
Acting Registrar – KDU (Secretary/Convener)
 
Captain (G) BMKK Basnayake RWP RSP & Bar USP psc, MSc (DS) Mgt, MDS, BSc (DS) MechEng, MIM (SL)