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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) organized an interactive session between Professor Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Former Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University, India and Sri Lankan researchers on  ‘Researching Democracy: Ideas for an Agenda for South Asia’ at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS on September 11, 2023.  The session was moderated by members of the Board of...
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A two-volume publication, Democracy and Democratisation in Sri Lanka: Paths, Trends and Imaginations, was launched on September 09, 2023 at the BMICH, Colombo. Edited by Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda, the book is published by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo. With 21 chapters written by a team of Sri Lankan scholars, the two volumes...
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A lecture on ‘What is Research and How to Begin?’ was conducted by Professor Emeritus Gamini Keerawella/ Executive Director of the BCIS, under the BCIS Brown Bag Discussion series on Friday, September 01, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS. This discussion provided insights into what research is, an overview of the types of research, how...
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A lecture on ‘International Relations Beyond the Nation State Framework,’ was delivered by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Academic Board Member, BCIS and the founder Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS. This event was held under the BCIS Brown Bag Discussion series. The discussion was...
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Here’s sharing the video interview of Professor Pabasari Ginige, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya on “Rights and Recognition of the Transgender Community in Sri Lanka” by Shayani Jayasinghe, BCIS featured in BCIS International Affairs Review, Volume 2, Issue 5. In the video interview, Professor Pabasari Ginige discusses in detail the challenges...
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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) published a special issue of its quarterly e-review Volume 2, Issue 5, titled “BCIS International Affairs Review,” on August 12, 2023. It was disseminated to an audience of international relations enthusiasts, academics, and professionals. This special issue of the BCIS International Affairs Review brings together a series of...
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The Awards Ceremony of the second batch of students who successfully completed the “Leaders for the 21st Century” course offered by the BCIS Youth Leadership Academy was held at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS on August 05, 2023. The Chairperson of the BCIS, HE Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga graced the occasion as the chief guest....
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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) held a panel discussion at the launch of ‘The Routledge Companion to Sinhala Fiction from Postwar Sri Lanka: Resistance and Reconfiguration’ edited and translated by Dr. Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake, as part of the seminar series organized by the BCIS Language and Cultural Studies Division on Saturday, July 08,...
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A lecture titled ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka: Persisting Portuguese Influence’ under the BCIS Public Lecture Series,  was held on Saturday, July 01, 2023, at the BCIS Auditorium [The Olympus]. The Resource Person was Professor Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senior Associate, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge and Chair, National Committee on Intangible Cultural...
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The inaugural session of the BCIS In-house discussion series, under the theme “India’s Internal Developments: Their Impacts on South Asia” was held at the BCIS Auditorium on May 29, 2023. Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda, member of the BCIS Academic Board discussed India’s recent political and economic developments, their impact on India’s domestic politics and South Asia....
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