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BCIS Discussion Series on Current Global Issues 2023: ‘Israel Hamas Conflict: The Recent Eruption’

A Round Table Discussion on ‘Israel Hamas Conflict: The Recent Eruption’ organized under the BCIS Discussion Series on Current Global Issues 2023, was successfully held on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 at the BCIS Auditorium. Amb. H. M. G. S. Bernard Goonetilleke, Amb. H. M. G. S. Palihakkara, Mr.Lynn Ockerz and Mr. Prasad Kaushalya Dodangodage served as the panelists of the session. Prof. Gamini Keerawella, Executive Director of Bandaranaike Centre for...
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BCIS Public Lecture Series: ‘Constitutional Developments of Ceylon Since the British Times’

Public lecture was delivered by Mr. Nihal Seneviratne, Former Secretary General of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, titled ‘Constitutional Developments of Ceylon Since the British Times’ on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS. A vibrant discussion took place between the speaker and the audience. The session was moderated by Ms. Shayani Jayasinghe, while Ms. Maheshi Jayawardane delivered the vote of thanks.
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BCIS Brown Bag Discussion Series: ‘Belt and Road Initiative: After 10 Years’

A Lecture titled ‘Belt and Road Initiative: After 10 Years,’ was delivered by Professor Samitha Hettige, Chairman, Sri Lanka Institute of Biotechnology on Friday, October 13, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS, under the BCIS Brown Bag Discussion Series. The lecture was followed by an interactive session between the audience and the speaker. Ms. Maheshi Jayawardane, Research Officer of the BCIS moderated the session and Ms. Shayani Jayasinghe, Research Officer...
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BCIS Public Lecture Series: ‘Imperatives of Regional Cooperation in South Asia’

The Public Lecture titled ‘Imperatives of Regional Cooperation in South Asia’, by Hon. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Minister in Congress Governments of India, former member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, India was held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the BCIS Auditorium. Professor Gamini Keerawella, Executive Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) delivered the welcome remarks at this event. H. E. Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga Chairperson, Bandaranaike Centre...
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Inauguration Ceremony of the Language Programmes Academic Year 2023/B.

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Language programmes for the Academic Year 2023 B conducted by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) was held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS. Professor Arjuna Parakrama, Professor of English, University of Peradeniya graced the event as the Guest Speaker. Professor Gamini Keerawella, Executive Director of the BCIS and Ms. Dawn Edwin, French Language Lecturer/BCIS also addressed the gathering. Director...
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BCIS Public Lecture – Sri Lanka and the Persian Gulf Region: Opportunities Unexplored 

A lecture on ‘Sri Lanka and the Persian Gulf Region: Opportunities Unexplored,’ by Ambassador O.L. Ameerajwad, Director General/ Performance Review and Implementation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, was held on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS under the BCIS Public Lecture series. Ms. Shayani Jayasinghe, Research Officer of the BCIS delivered the welcome remarks and Dr. Minna Thaheer,...
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