Welcome to General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Welcome to Kotelawala Defence University
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was initially established as General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy by the Parliamentary Act No. 68 of 1981 with a primary objective of producing highly qualified graduates for the Tri-services in Sri Lanka. The academy was elevated to university status by the Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy (Amendment) Act No. 27 of 1988, and it was renamed General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University on October 11, 2007. Degrees awarded by the university are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Sri Lanka, and the university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (United Kingdom) and the International Association of Universities (IAU).
In 2012, KDU has started offering degree programmes for Day Scholars on a fee-levying basis, giving many deserving young people in Sri Lanka the chance to pursue a university education of the highest quality. With the opening of KDU degree programmes for Day-Scholars, KDU also commenced attracting foreign students for its degree programmes from SAARC and other friendly countries on a fee-levying basis.
Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Short Course on “Cultural Linkages Towards An Asian Ideology (2022/23)”
KDU renews the MOU with the University of Bremen, Germany
High Commissioner of Maldives Visits KDU
Oath Ceremony of Intake 39 Nursing Undergraduates of FAHS
Up coming Events
Open Day- KDU
Admission for foreign students and students with foreign qualifications
You can look through the various tenders that are being offered and submit your application.