- Stamp ID : 62
- Bulletin No : 598
- Name : 25th Anniversary- THE GENERAL SIR JHON KOTELAWALA DEFENCE ACADAMY
- Date of Issue : 20051005
- Denomination : LKR 5.00
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- Sinhala Name : සර් ජෝන් කොතලාවල ආරක්ෂක විද්යා පීඨය 25 වැනි සංවත්සරය
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- Description : 25th Anniversary- THE GENERAL SIR JHON KOTELAWALA DEFENCE ACADAMY
The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy (the Defence University of Sri Lanka) was inaugurated on the 11 October 1980 on a 48-acre (190,000 m2) estate donated by the late General Sir John Kotelawala, CH, KBE, LLD, a former Prime Minister of Ceylon. The KDA functions under the motto For The Motherland Forever, a dictum followed by General Sir John Kotelawala himself.
The KDA was instituted with the objective of educating males and females to be commissioned officers in the armed forces of Sri Lanka. It has been legally established under the Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy Act No. 68 of 1981 and is governed by a Board of Management consisting of the Secretary of the Defence as the Chairman, Commanders of the tri-services, representatives of the University Grant Commission and the General Treasury, and the Commandant of the academy as members.