Mr. JAD Siriwardena joined the University system in January 2011 as the Bursar of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. He is in charge of the entire Financial Administration of the University and responsible to the vice-chancellor. He is also involved in the development of the control and monitoring mechanism of the University system internal and external funds, income generated from other activities such as consultancies, workshops, seminars etc. Further, he acts as a member of the Finance Committee of the University, Procurement Committee and other ad-hoc committees as financial head.

Before he joined the University, he gained experience in various public and private agencies in senior level. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also possesses BSc Accountancy (Special) Degree from University of Sri Jayewardenepura - Sri Lanka and passed final examination of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.