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BCIS Public Discussion on Anatomy of a Protest

“Anatomy of a Protest”, the documentary screening followed by a panel discussion organized by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), in collaboration with the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) took place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the BCIS Auditorium. Prof. Saumya Liyanage – Senior Lecturer, Department of Drama Oriental Ballet and Contemporary Dance, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Prof. Prabha Manuratne – Senior Lecturer, Department...
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BCIS Discussion on the Role of the Civil Society at a time of acute Socio – Political Crisis (උග්‍ර වන සමාජ – දේශපාලන අර්බුද හමුවේ සිවිල් සමාජයේ භූමිකාව)

The first BCIS Sinhala medium Panel Discussion on the Role of Civil Society in Times of Acute Socio-Political Crisis (උග්‍ර වන සමාජ – දේශපාලන අර්බුද හමුවේ සිවිල් සමාජයේ භූමිකාව) was held on Friday, March 15, 2024, at the BCIS Auditorium. To enrich the discussion, four distinguished scholars such as Dr. Jehan Perera, Executive Director, National Peace Council of Sri Lanka, Prof. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, Head of the Department, Department of...
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Ray Forbes Memorial Ceremony – March 07, 2024, at the BCIS Auditorium

In recognition of the immeasurable services rendered by the late Mr. Forbes as its Director from 1983 to 1997, the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies (BCIS) organized the ‘Ray Forbes Memorial Ceremony’ on Thursday, March 07, 2024, to honor him. Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of BCIS graced the Ceremony. Before joining the BCIS in 1983, Mr. Ray Forbes was a Sri Lanka Foreign Service Officer who served in...
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BCIS Round Table Discussion: Climate Justice as a Foreign Policy Goal

BCIS Round Table Discussion organized as a part of the BCIS Discussion Series on Current Global Issues took place on Friday, February 09, 2024, at the BCIS Auditorium. ‘Climate Justice as a Foreign Policy Tool’ is the theme of the February Round Table Discussion. In the wake of the 28th UN Conference of the Parties (COP) held in Dubai, UAE, a focused dialogue on Climate Justice was pertinent and timely....
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BCIS Round Table Discussion : The Role of Judiciary in Democracy and Good Governance

A Round Table Discussion titled “The Role of Judiciary in Democracy and Good Governance,” organized as part of the BCIS Discussion Series on Current Global Issues, took place on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the BCIS Auditorium. Honorable Buwaneka Aluwihare, former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court, and President’s Counsel, alongside Mr. Saliya Pieris, former President of the BASL, and President’s Counsel Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, graced the session as distinguished...
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Farewell, Mr. Forbes

It is with profound sadness that the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) announces the demise of Mr. Ray Forbes on 27 of January, 2024. Mr. Ray Forbes served the BCIS from January 1983 to December 1997 as its Director. As a career Foreign Service Officer, he served Sri Lanka in various capacities in several capitals of the world including as the Deputy Chief of Mission, Sri Lanka High Commission...
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