27th General Convocation of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was held at the BMICH on the 12th of December 2017. His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena graced the convocation as the chief guest.
The event was held with the participation of foreign delegates, Cabinet Ministers, the Secretary to HE the President, the Secretary Defence, Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy, the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Academic & Non Academic Staff of KDU, Senior Officers of Tri Services, Military and Civilian Graduates, parents and relatives of the graduates.
One thousand and sixty three (1063) students in 9 Different faculties graduated at this year’s Convocation. One PhD degree, 93 Master’s degrees and post graduated diplomas and 963 Bachelor’s Degree were conferred at this year’s convocation.
The award winners of General Convocation in year 2017 are as follows
Best Students Officer of Sri Lanka Air Force
Pilot Officer IADPU Padhmakumara
Best Students Officer of Sri Lanka Navy
Sub Lieutenant TIS Premarathna
Best Students Officer of Sri Lanka Army
Second Lieutenant RMTL Rathnayake
First in Order of Merit
Day Scholar SLD De Silva
The Student of who won the Sword of honour
Sub Lieutenant KKLM Darshana