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Webinar- Reimagining Multilateralism in South Asia

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 welcome address and explained the objectives of the webinar. Her Excellency President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga,...
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India’s Emerging Strategic Choices and its Regional Impact

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, India. Approximately 150 participants joined the lecture.BCIS is profoundly thankful to Prof Rajagopalan, from the...
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The Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the International Relations Courses

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 the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be...
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Workshop on drafts and outline presentations of the project on ‘Democracy and Democratization’

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 Project and Dr. Minna Thaheer, Director, BCIS were present among a galaxy of academicians and...
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BCIS commenced the process of reviewing the By-Laws and Regulations of its International Relations Programmes

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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A Memorandum of Understanding between the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited, Sri Lanka was renewed

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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