Sub Lieutenant Sithum Hasitha Madanayeka, NRE4302, an engineering undergraduate from the Intake 36 of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University's (KDU), stood out as a shining example of excellence at the 34th General Convocation held on 04th October 2023 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH). He earned a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.75, demonstrating his dedication to his academics. He also earned a first-class degree in Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.
The accolades he received that day showcased his exceptional dedication and commitment to his education. He was honoured with the prestigious Trophy for the Best Student Officer from the Sri Lanka Navy awarded by Rear Admiral R. Kadiragamar MVO. This recognition highlighted his outstanding performance and dedication.
He was also bestowed with the Sword of Honour for the best All-Round Performance of Intake 36 presented by the KDU. This demonstrated his exceptional abilities and leadership qualities that went beyond academics and military training.