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Inauguration Ceremony of the Academic programmes in International Relations 2022/A 

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Academic programmes in International Relations of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo was held on Monday, March 22, 2022, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00.    Approximately 150 students who enrolled for the Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in International Relations participated at this event.   His Excellency Gopal Baglay, the High Commissioner of India to...
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Language Inauguration Ceremony – 2022 A

  The Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the Language Programmes of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) for the Academic Year: 2022 A,  was successfully held on Saturday, February 19, 2022.   Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh, Director of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, formerly known as Indian Cultural Centre, at High Commission of India, Colombo, Sri Lanka graced the Inauguration Ceremony as the Chief Guest and addressed the participants.   Ambassador Sumith Nakalanda,...
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The Protocol of Understanding between the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and The Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited (AFKo)”

Protocol of Understanding between the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and The Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited (AFKo) was renewed by Ambassador Sumith Nakandala, Senior Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Dr. Minna Thaheer, Director/ BCIS, and Mr. Bruno Duparc, Director Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited, Sri Lanka. 
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Meeting of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT).

Dr Minna Thaheer, Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, took part at the meeting of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) organised by the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) and Convener COSATT, Kathmandu, Nepal, held in collaboration with Konrad Ardenuer Stiftung, Singapore on January 27, 2022. Dr Nishchal Pandey, Director, Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) and Convener COSATT, Nepal chaired the discussions where...
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BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium – 2021 “International Relations in the New Normal and Beyond’.

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) organized the fourth BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium – 2021 (BCIS ESS) under the theme of “International Relations in the New Normal and Beyond’. The Symposium consisted of eight panels under sub-themes of International Relations in Cyberspace, South Asia and the Evolving Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean, Vaccine Diplomacy and New Dynamics in the International Relations, Human Security & Violence, Environmental Security and...
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BCIS Global Transformations Lecture

The fourth virtual “BCIS Global Transformations Lecture, ” for 2021  was held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 12 noon to 1.00p.m. via Micorosft Teams titled, “Why New Zealand in Sri Lanka? The Rationale for Opening a Kiwi Diplomatic Mission in Colombo.” The lecture was delivered by His Excellency Mr. Michael Appleton, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka followed by questions and answers/ discussions. Approximately 107 participants joined the lecture.  Dr Minna Thaheer, Director/BCIS, chaired the event hosted by the International Relations Teaching Unit of the Bandaranaike Centre for International...
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