Chancellor General Gerard Hector de Silva (Retired) RWP VSV USP ndc
Board of Management
The management and administration of the university is governed by a Board of Management that consists of the following members appointed by His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Chairman
Secretary, Ministry of Defence  Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc (Chairman)
Members
Additional Secretary (Defence) Ministry of Defence Mr. PBSC Nonis
B.Sc. (Business Admin) SP. Hons,
Master of Public Administration, Australia, LICA
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General LHSC Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc
Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne RSP & Bar, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, Mphil (D&SS), MA (DC), MMaritimePol, PG Dip in SM
Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal DLS Dias RSP and three Bars, VSV, USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), ndc, psc
Vice Chancellor, KDU Major General Milinda Peiris RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil (Ind) PGDM 
UGC Representative Prof. Sampath Amaratunge BA (Hons.) in Economics (USJP), MA in Economics (Colombo), MSc. in Economics of Rural Development (Saga National University), Ph.D. (Kogoshima National University in Japan) Chairman – University Grants Commission
Treasury Representative Mr. PASA Kumara
Director General
Department of Public Enterprises
Ministry of Finance, Economy & Policy Development
Registrar – KDU (Secretary/Convener)
 
Mr. VD Kithsiri
E MBA (PIM – SJP), PGDM (SJP), BCom (Special) Hons, LICA & PI- CASL, Dip in English (Aquinas, SLIDA, ACHE)