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    General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

    University Overview

    General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was initially established as the “General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy” by the Parliamentary Act No 68 of 1981 and subsequently it was elevated to University status by the amendment Act No 27 of 1988, thereby empowering it to award Bachelors’ and Postgraduate degrees in Defence Studies.

    KDU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (United Kingdom) and maintains necessary standards for educating and grooming Officer Cadets to meet the challenges of modern defence management.

    KDU is now open for civil students who wish to continue their higher studies in the fields of Engineering, Law, Management, Social Sciences and IT.The Faculty of Engineering, is the only national military educational Engineering Institution in Sri Lanka which was established in 2009.

    5G Innovation Laboratory is being established as a research laboratory in order to enable the Lecturers/students to conduct collaborative carry out research and development activities at the Faculty of Engineering.

    Specialized Areas