KDU alumina (Intake 2) who functioned as the Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa and held the appointment of Secretary, Ministry of Education
Professor Kapila Perera was enlisted into KDA Intake 2 on 28th September 1981, and later he joined the Sri Lanka Navy. He became the first Officer Cadet to be graduated with a First Class Honours degree from KDA (conferred by the University of Moratuwa). Subsequently, he received a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering. He obtained a Masters Degree from University of California Davis in 1989 in Mechanical Engineering, followed by Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 from the same University.