General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Indonesia Defence University

Deepening bilateral relations, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) entered into a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of the leading defence universities in the region, Republic of Indonesia Defence University (RIDU). This was a culmination of a friendly relationship initiated when Major General Milinda Peiris in his first tenure as the Vice Chancellor of KDU visited RIDU in 2015.

The Vice Chancellor of KDU and the Rector RIDU, Vice Admiral Prof. Dr. Amarulla Octavian., S.T., M.SC., DESD, signed the Memorandum of Understanding this morning in a ceremony organized as a hybrid event in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia in Sri Lanka Mr. I Gusti Ardiyasa and Minister Counsellor Mr. Heru Prayitno. The MOU would enable regular engagement between parties in the fields of education, strategic research and development concerning defence and security studies.

Following the historic signing of the MOU, Vice Chancellor of KDU and the Vice Rector 1 of RIDU for Academic and Student Affairs Major General Dr. Jonni Mahroza delivered remarks, underscoring their firm commitment to further expansion of relations.

Vice Rector 2 for Finance and General Affairs, Major General Lasmono, M.Si (Han), Dean of Defence Technology Faculty, Major General Susilo Adi Purwantoro, S.E., M.Eng., Sc, Secretary of LP2M, Brigadier General I Nyoman Suparta, S.H., M.H, Vice Dean of Defence Strategy Faculty, Brigadier General Sammy Ferijana, S.Sos., M.Si, Vice Dean of Defence Management Faculty, Air First Marshal Anton Iman Santosa, S.E., M.MgtStud, M.Si, Vice Dean of National Security Faculty, Commodore Dr. Endro Legowo, S.E., M. AP, Chief of Bureau for Academic and Student Affairs, Brigadier General Dr. Yusuf, S.Sos., M.M, Head of Cooperation Division, Colonel (AF) Rujito D. Asmoro, G. Dipl in DS., M.A., RCDS., CPHCM joined the meeting virtually from Indonesia, while Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Admin), Brig. Wipula  Chandrasiri RSP USP psc, Dean-Faculty of Defence and Strategic Studies, Colonel HMGE Herath RSP USP psc, Director – International Relations, Dr KMGP Premadasa, Head of Department, Defence & Strategic Studies, Dr Harinda Vidanage and Registrar, Mr VD Kithsiri took part in the meeting from KDU.