General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Library will be a green library by 2023 The Main Library & the Faculty of Medicine Library will be opening from 7.30 Hrs. to 18:00 Hrs. on Weekdays from 02.03.2022. The Main Library will be opening from 9:00 Hrs. to 17:00 Hrs. on Saturdays from 02.03.2022.

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Vice Chancellor's Message
Library, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, is one of the new breed of Defence Libraries - responsive, dynamic, and innovative

I am extremely honored and greatly privileged to see the enormous development and continuous growth of the University Library with the state of the art facilities in line with the agreed strategic plans. Those precedents have clearly addressed the growing challenges what we are experiencing today.
KDU Library, being the only university library for Defence Studies in Sri Lanka, is very famous among the members of the tri-forces as well as alumni. Having understood, the timely requirements, the Librarian has taken new initiatives to build up strong national and international linkages. In addition, well experienced and supportive members of the staff have been able to give a better service in the process of collecting and disseminating scholarly publications and research.

I am also happy to say that our library staff members are dynamic, collaborative and innovative. They offer the required and reliable information accordingly to our students, lecturers, faculties, and others who frequently use the library for various prerequisites.

Finally, I would like to request from all of you to experience the novelty of the, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, library and wish the same be achieved the best rankings in the world.

Thank you.

Major General Milinda Peiris
RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil (Ind)
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