Rector's Message

 Brigadier Aruna Ariyasinghe


I wish to express my record of greetings as the Second Rector, Southern Campus of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, the nations’ Premier Defence Academic Institution. 

The Southern Campus was established with a view of providing a high standard and quality education for generations in a well-disciplined atmosphere for both Officer Cadets and Day Scholars. 

Located in a noiseless and peaceable environment with a panoramic natural view, Southern Campus would be the ideal setting for Cadets and Day scholars for in-housestudy. Affable academic and non-academic staffs would extend their supportive hands willingly to all the undergraduates in creating an atmosphere of mutual understanding and comradeship among all, in the itinerary of completing their expected Degree Programmes in time. 

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome both Day-Scholars those envisioned to be at the pinnacle through the tertiary education, and the Officer Cadets those who demonstrate their unabated willingness to strengthen the Sri Lankan tri-forces while extending their service with sheer professionalism in safeguarding the motherland. 

During my tenure of duty,I will discharge my responsibilities with a view of reaping the finest harvest while producing the best output of scholars embedded with good leadership in all fields of discipline to lead the country in future. 



Brigadier Aruna Ariyasinghe RWP RSP USP ndu
Rector - Southern Campus Kotelawala Defence University