• Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)

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


The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies is instrumental in guiding the collection of research material from across an array of sources. Both in-house and external collections form the sphere of activity undertaken by the Center, which is geared towards making the BCIS a resource base, renowned repository and center of excellence.

The in-house contribution through research conducted by undergraduate and post-graduate students is collated and available in hard and soft versions for further reference and study. This information feeds into the Library of the BCIS and is accessible for those possessing an interest in the fields under review. Of immense benefit to those pursuing studies in International Relations, irrespective of the level of study, the information enables students to peruse available research and formulate their own areas of interest.

The provision of pools of research from external sources augments the in-house study, giving students of the BCIS easy access to a wide range of material. This ease of accessibility, creating an umbrella of information under one roof, gives students of the BCIS the ability to devote time to analysis and further research.

Bridging the gaps that exists in research remain at the core of the Center as researchers are encouraged to undertake work in areas of contemporary relevance as well as address issues of concern which are yet to yield comprehensive methods of understanding.


Ongoing Research

The ongoing research that is conducted at the center are related to diverse areas in the International Relations domain. The following is a list of research activities currently being conducted at the Center:

  • International Relations and debt issue in Sri Lanka
  • Implications of Human Rights Law for 21st Century Conflicts
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • The Gospel of Holy War: Understanding Lashkar-e-Taiba