Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)

" Established under the S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation "

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Dr. Ranjith Cabral

Director / BCIS


Ms. Nishani Jayaweera

Executive Secretary/BCIS


Ms. Tharanga Jayaweera

Programme Officer/Coordination


Dr. (Ms.) Lakmal Mihiri Senanayake

Programme Officer /Research Coordination Division


Ms. Mahesha Pathirana

Programme Officer / Research Coordination Division


Mr. Nilanthan Niruthan

Programme Officer /PR


Ms. Nelum Dissanayake

Assistant Librarian/Reference


Mr. George I. H. Cooke

Deputy Director

George I. H. Cooke is the Deputy Director at the BCIS where he engages in research into foreign policy, diplomacy, regionalism and integration.

A diplomat by profession having joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 2007, he has served in the Public Communications Division, the Bureau of the Foreign Minister and the East Asia and Pacific Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, in addition to an overseas posting at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris and at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).