“Dureksha – All About Telescopes”; the book written by Officer Cadet KDP Anjana of Intake 34 has presented first copy to Major General Milinda Peiris RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil (Ind), Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on Monday the 4th January, 2021.

“Dureksha – All About Telescopes” could be identified as a comprehensive guide to understand about the telescopes from the evaluation of telescopes and fundamental principles related to the operation and identification of errors of a telescope. For the science and tech enthusiasts, complementary illustrations are included for an in depth study of the working mechanism of a telescope. Further, the book is highly recommended for anyone who is interested in buying and using a telescope for its up to date coverage on all the know about a telescope.

Officer Cadet KDP Anjana is a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate of KDU. Having completed his high school education in Physical Science stream at Central College Piliyandala and he was enlisted in Sri Lanka Army in 2016. He has training experience as a Mechanical Engineering Intern at Tantri Trailers, Kelaniya and the Drone Research Laboratory of the University of Moratuwa. Also, he was a member of the Electronic and Robotic Innovation Club of KDU and was working as a Mechanical Designer and a member of the research group to develop and design a budget ventilator machine and an air purifier during the COVID-19 pandemic situation recently.

Officer Cadet KDP Anjana, is an Astronomy Olympiad medalist and was also the president of the Astronomy Society of Central College, Piliyandala. Moreover, he delivers and organizes lectures and astronomy observation programmes, workshops and camps for the underprivileged students of rural areas interested in astronomy collaborating with the Astronomy and Space Study Centre (Subodhi).

The Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors (Def & Admin), Deans of the Faculty of Defence and Strategic Studies and Faculty of Engineering, Squadron Commander and the Troop Commanders of Intake 34 as well as the members of the Faculty of Engineering of KDU congratulated Officer Cadet KDP Anjana for his successful publication.