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Guest Lecture- Music & Well being

The music and wellbeing session of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Southern Campus was held on the 27th of July 2017. The guest lecturer for the occasion was Dr, Harshani Rajapakshe who is a senior lecturer at the Department of Medical Science of the University of Ruhuna. The occasion was graced by other dignitaries including the Rector of Southern Campus Brigadier AS Ariyasinghe RWP RSP USP ndu and Dean FBESS Dr AH Lakmal the Deputy Dean FDSS Lieutenant Colonel PSS Sanjeewa RSP Psc, Officers, the academic staff, non-academic staff, Officer Cadets and Day scholars.

Dr, Harshani Rajapakshe gave away a brief explanation regarding music. According to her music is a combination of tones which is use to please the ear and also an art which express emotions. She is not no ordinary doctor. She could be considered as a lady who possess various talents. She shows cases it by signing songs of various cultures languages and countries. With a vast amount of her knowledge regarding physiological and psychological accepts of human wellbeing, she points out that music is a stress releasing factor to overcome problems in life. The eventual conclusion that we can gain from Dr, Rajapakshe explain in her own words is “music is combination of both science and art”. The session with Dr Rajapakse was in fact very soothing to the mind and the soul and she is a definite source of inspiration to all of us. 

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Lt Cdr Brian Page, US Naval Attaché of the US embassy in Colombo - Visit to General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Southern Campus

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On 19th July 2017 Lt Cdr Brian Page, US Naval Attaché of the US Embassy in Colombo, payed a courtesy visit to General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Southern Campus. The Guest warmly welcomed by the Rector Southern Campus Brigadier AS Ariyasinghe RWP RSP USP ndu. The distinguished guest was severed with refreshment by the Rector and along with all Academia and Military Staff. The road to the university briefing with power point presentation was conducted by the Deputy Dean FDSS Lieutenant Colonel PSS Sanjeewa RSP psc. Apart from the interaction with Military and Academic Staff, the Naval Attaché was welcome to visit University premises by the Rector. 

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Investiture ceremony of the Cadet Government

The investiture ceremony of the Cadet Government ranks of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Southern Campus was held on the 7th of July 2017 in the parade grounds of the Southern Campus premises. This was the first time where a ceremonial function took place in the Southern Campus for the awarding of these ranks which included the appointment of a Squadron Under Officer and Troop Under Officers. This occasion was graced by the Rector, Brigadier AS Ariyasinghe RWP RSP usp ndu, Senior Admin Officer Lt Col TSND Thuduhena RSP, the Dean of the FBESS Dr AH Lakmal, the Deputy Dean of the FDSS Lt Col PSS Sanjeewa RSP psc,and all the respectable Officers, the academic and non-academic staff, day scholars and Officer Cadets.

Getting pinned with one of these ranks is an outstanding achievement in the life of a young cadet who aspires to acquire the great leadership qualities in his/her military officer career. 

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