General Convocation of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University – 2017

27th General Convocation of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was held in grand scale on 11th & 12th December 2017 at BMICH. His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the final session of convocation.

The event was held with the participation of foreign delegates, Cabinet Ministers, the Secretary Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri-Service Commanders, the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Vice Chancellors of Sri Lankan Universities, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence& Admin), Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Rector (Southern Campus, KDU), All Deans, Academic & Non Academic Staff of KDU, Senior Officers of Tri Services, Military and Civilian Graduates and the parents and the relatives of the graduates.

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University is the only university in the island which offers higher education opportunities for both military and civilian personnel in a disciplined environment. One thousand and sixty three (1063) students in 9 Different faculties were graduated in this year’s Convocation. One PhD degree, 93 Master’s degrees,963 post graduated diplomas and Bachelor’s Degree were conferred in this convocation.

The award winners of General Convocation in year 2017 are as follows

  • Best Students Officer of Sri Lanka Air Force

Pilot Officer IADPU Padhmakumara

  • Best Students Officer of Sri Lanka Navy

Sub Lieutenant  T IS Premarathna

  • Best Students Officer of Sri Lanka Army

Second Lieutenant RMTL Rathnayake

  • First in Order of Merit

Day Scholar  SLD De Silva

  • Sword of Honour

Sub Lieutenant KKLM Darshana