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The third virtual ‘BCIS Global Transformations Lecture’ for 2021 was held on Saturday,  September 11, 2021 from 12.00 hrs. to 13.30 hrs, via Zoom titled, “Bangladesh at 50: Internal Transformation and External Outreach.  The lecture was delivered by Dr. Sufia Khanom, Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, Bangladesh.   The High Commissioner of Bangladesh His Excellency Tareq Md Ariful Islam also graced the event and took part in the discussions.   Dr Minna Thaheer, Director, Bandaranaike Centre for...
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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies conducted the virtual discussion entitled ‘Re-Talibanisation in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects,’ on September 8, 2021, with the objective of contributing towards a better understanding of the regional and global implications of the unfolding events in Afghanistan. The webinar ended with a positive note of hope for security and stability...
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The Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the Language Programmes of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), for the Academic Year: 2021 (B) was successfully held on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Professor Harshana Rambukwella, Director, Postgraduate Institute of English, Open University of Sri Lanka graced the Inauguration Ceremony as the Chief Guest and addressed the participants....
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BCIS’ ‘Historical Narratives in Diplomacy- Being There,’ entitled “On Diplomatic Postings, We Sometimes Bump into Crises that Didn’t Exist Before,” narrated by Ambassador Dr John Gooneratne, was held online on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 12.00 noon to 1.30 p.m.       “Historical Narratives in Diplomacy- Being There,” provides a platform for sharing experience of eminent experts with emerging...
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BMICH and MillionSpaces management teams at the signing ceremony with Sunil Dissanayake CEO BMICH and Janaka Kumarasinghe COO MillionSpaces Positioned as Sri Lanka’s pioneering and only platform offering on-demand venue solutions, MillionSpaces recently signed a strategic partnership with the BMICH to enable users to book spaces such as function rooms, conference halls, meeting rooms, photoshoot...
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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo organized the webinar ‘Reimagining Multilateralism in South Asia’ today, May 28, 2021 from 9.30 am to 13:00 to appraise common challenges and opportunities and to reflect upon entry points to strengthen alliances and partnerships in the region in post-pandemic period. Dr. Minna Thaheer, Director, BCIS made the...
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The first lecture of the BCIS Global Transformations Lecture series for 2021 and the first ever virtual lecture of this series, was held on Saturday, 22nd May 2021 from 12.00p.m. to 1.30 p.m. via Zoom titled, “India’s Emerging Strategic Choices and its Regional Impact”.The lecture was delivered by Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan from Jawaharlal Nehru University,...
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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A two-day workshop on drafts and outline presentations of the project on ‘Democracy and Democratization,’ took place on March 13 and 14, 2021 at the BCIS auditorium with stimulating discussions.   Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Chairperson of the S. W. R.D Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation, Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda, Team Leader, Democracy and Democratization Research...
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