General Convocation of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University 2020

The final and the seventh session of the General Convocation of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was ceremonially conducted at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 16th February 2021 with the gracious presence of His Excellency the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa participating as the Chief Guest.

The first six sessions of the Convocation were held from 17th to 19th January 2021 at the Eagles’ Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall at Attidiya with the participation of the Chancellor, General (Retired) GH de Silva RWP VSV USP ndc as the Chief Guest. All the seven sessions were conducted adhering to strict health guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

Five PhD Graduands, 263 Master’s Graduands and Postgraduate Diploma holders from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and 1111 Bachelor’s Degree holders from different faculties of KDU were among the 1361 graduands who received parchments at this year’s convocation.

While the majority of award winners received the awards at the first six sessions, the following recipients of key awards received them from His Excellency the President at the Final session at the BMICH.

Best Cadet Officers

O/85418 2Lt RMTGP Rathnayaka – Army

NRL 3975 SLt VS Palihawadana – Navy

12142 Fg Off RGSD Gamage – Air Force

The Sword of Honour for the Best All-Round Performance of Intake 33

O/85418 2Lt RMTGP Rathnayaka – Army