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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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Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Language Programmes

The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of Language Programmes for the Academic Year 2022 of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) was held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 03.00 p.m. onwards at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH. H.E. Jean-François Pactet, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives graced this occasion as the Chief guest and Ms. Rajitha Mendries, Director, Business Operations of British Council Sri Lanka also addressed the...
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Convocation Ceremony of the International Relations Programmes 2023

The Convocation of the International Relations programmes of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) was held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 03: 00p.m. at the BMICH Main Hall. A total of 390 students who successfully completed their studies in Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma and Postgraduate studies in International Relations Programmes at the BCIS were awarded certificates at this event. His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of the Democratic Socialist...
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BCIS Emerging Scholars’ Symposium – 2023

BCIS Emerging Scholars’ Symposium -2023 was held at the BCIS on November 24, 2023, with the participation of a large gathering of students, academics, and professionals. The keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Natasha Palansuriya, Independent Researcher and Faculty member of the BCIS. At the symposium, 15 authors presented their research findings and Ms. Nawoda Lakmini Bandara who presented her research findings on  “Cyberwarfare and State Actors in the Contemporary...
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The Inauguration Ceremony of the International Relations Programmes

The Inauguration Ceremony of the International Relations Programmes (Diploma/Higher Diploma/Post Graduate Diploma) of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo was held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS. His Excellency Majed Mosleh, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Executive Director and Member of the BCIS Board of Academic Affairs Prof. Gamini Keerawella, Head, Department of...
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