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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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BCIS commenced the process of reviewing the By-Laws and Regulations of its International Relations Programmes by a panel of eminent University Professors and members of the BCIS Academic Board led by Professor Amal Jayawardena.
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Congratulations, ‘Félicitations A Memorandum of Understanding between the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited, Sri Lanka was renewed by Dr. Minna Thaheer, Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and Mr. Bruno Duparc, Director Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited, Sri Lanka.
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BCIS Participates in the 7th Indian Ocean Dialogue George I. H. Cooke, Deputy Director of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies participated in the 7th Indian Ocean Dialogue (IOD) held virtually on February 2 and 3, 2021. The IOD is the premier 1.5 track forum for dialogue among academic and officials of the Indian Ocean...
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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...
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Nuit des Idees [Night of Ideas]: Reconciliation in Practice was successfully held on January 26, 2021 at the BCIS Auditorium.Dr. Mario Gomez, International Centre for Ethnic Studies – ICES Director, Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Dr. Paikiasorthy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of the Centre...
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