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State Minister of Defence visits KDU

February 08, 2024
  • New higher education institute to be established at Dambulla

State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, visited the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Ratmalana today (Feb 8).
State Minister was warmly received by the Vice Chancellor (VC) of KDU Rear Admiral Dammika Kumara. Arriving at the University, he made floral tribute at the War Heroes’ monument of KDU.

Subsequently, Minister Tennakoon had a cordial discussion with University authorities at the KDU Headquarters Complex. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Administration) conducted a briefing at the VC’s conference hall.

During the discussion, the Minister was also briefed on the progress of the establishment of the ‘City College of Technology’ in Dambulla as an expansion to the KDU Wing of the Kurunagala region. The Minister was keen to learn the progress of this new higher educational institute that would open new avenues to the youth in the region.

After the briefing, State Minister had an interaction with the Academic Staff, Foreign students, Officer Cadets and undergrads at the Officer Cadet’s Mess.

Minister Tennakoon together with the Headquarters officials visited the faculties of KDU, museum and new auditorium construction site.
Concluding the official visit, the State Minister made remarks on the Visitor’s Book and also exchanged mementoes with the VC to mark the significance of the event.