The New Year Celebration of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Southern Campus was held on 26th of April 2017. The chief guest for the occasion was its very own Rector, Brigadier AS Ariyasinghe RWP RSP usp ndu. Whilst other dignitaries included 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 Officers, the academic and non-academic staff, day scholars and Officer Cadets.
Traditional customs and games coupled with cultural items were performed and enjoyed thoroughly by all the under graduates. This added much color to the event making it a community party full of fun and merry making, along with the good tiding of this auspicious festival resounding throughout the air. This celebration paved way to showcase the traditional ethos which are slowly dwindling and reviving them in a wonderful enjoyable way. Eventually, the whole occasion came to a successful completion leading to the beginning of the New Year.