Author Archives: Tharanga Jayaweera

Accepting applications for International Relations programmes for the Academic Year 2021.

Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the BCIS Language Programmes – January 30, 2021

Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the BCIS Language Programmes of the BCIS for the Academic year 2021 was successfully held on January 30, 2021. H.E. Woonjin JEONG, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka graced this occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr. Minna

First LQA for 2021 explores Pakistan- Sri Lanka relations

The first session of the Lecture, Question and Answer (LQA) series of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) for 2021 was on ‘Exploring Potential while Enhancing the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Bond’. Ms Sabah Aslam, Executive Director, Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR), Pakistan was the guest speaker. The LQA drew a large number of enthusiasts

Applications are welcome for three-months full time internships at the BCIS

Appointment of Dr. Minna Thaheer, Director/ BCIS

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Minna Thaheer as the Director of the Centre from January 2021. Dr. Minna Thaheer counts more than 15 years of professional engagement in humanitarian and development sectors while pursuing her academic and research interests. Her career to date mainly includes

Night of Ideas 2021 at BCIS

NIGHT OF IDEAS 2021 at BCIS on 26 January 2021 at 6.00 p.m This event will take place physically, strictly adhering to all health guidelines against COVID-19. The event is free and accessible by registration. The discussion will also be live streamed on Facebook. The event is organized jointly with the Bandaranaike Centre for International

Dr. Malathi De Alwis was a distinguished member of the Faculty of the BCIS who taught in our Advanced Diploma in Transitional Justice programme. Dr. De Alwis will be remembered forever for her remarkable contribution.

Dr. Minna Thaheer

Director/BCIS

Ms. Ruwanie Weerakoon

Assistant Accountant

Ms. Saranya Sivasubramaniyam

Programme Officer/Bandaranaike Research Hub

Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda

Member, Board of Academic Studies

LQA on’Exploring potential while enhancing the Pakistan-Sri Lanka bond’ with Sabah Aslam, the Executive Director of the Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution in Pakistan

The first LQA for 2021 will be held on Wednesday, 13th January 2021 under the topic ‘Exploring potential while enhancing the Pakistan-Sri Lanka bond’ with Sabah Aslam, the Executive Director of the Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution in Pakistan, from 3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. via zoom.  

Applications are now invited for for Language Courses for the Academic Year 2021 (A)

Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) wishes you a peaceful, healthy and meaningful 2021

Applications are now invited for the Academic Year 2017/2018 (A)

Postgraduate Diploma/Higher Diploma [Academic Year: 2016 (A)], First Semester Proper (PGD/HD Examamination) EXAMINATION TIME TABLE (Tentative)

  Postgraduate Diploma/Higher Diploma [Academic Year: 2016 (A)], First Semester Proper (PGD/HD Examination) EXAMINATION TIME TABLE (Tentative)   Date Time   Subject   Venue   27th August 2016 (Saturday)   09:00a.m. – 12:00 noon     Introduction to International Relations (Higher Diploma/PGD)                       BCIS      

The BCIS conducted the Inauguration Ceremony of the language courses on Saturday, 07th January 2017 at the BCIS Auditorium, BMICH,

Congratulations BCIS & AFOK

Congratulations BCIS & AFOK Dr. Harinda Vidanage, Director/ BCIS & Mr. Francis Cappe, Director /AFKO signed a MoU to recommence French language courses between the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies and Alliance Française de Kotte on 07th December 2016 @ the BCIS.

Colombo Air force Symposium 2016, organized by the SL Air force

Dr. Harinda Vidanage /Director BCIS was a panelist, and a moderator at the Colombo Air force Symposium 2016, organized by the SL Air force which was held on the 01st & 02nd December 2016. Mr. Nilanthan Niruthan ,visiting research associate, Lecturer/BCIS presented a paper on “Drone Warfare” at this symposium. The theme of the symposium

LQA – ‘Is Isolationism making a comeback? : US Foreign Policy 75 years after Pearl Harbour’

LQA – ‘Is Isolationism making a comeback? : US Foreign Policy 75 years after Pearl Harbour’ US Foreign Policy 75 years after Pearl Harbour MR. TISSA JAYATILAKA, Executive Director, US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission and MR. JAMES RUSSO, Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy in Sri Lanka meet at the next LQA at the BCIS Friday, 16