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BCIS Panel Discussion : Popular Protests and Future of Democracy in Sri Lanka and South Asia 

The Panel Discussion on ‘Popular Protests and Future of Democracy in Sri Lanka and South Asia’ was held on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Lavender Committee Room/BMICH. The keynote presentation at this Panel Discussion was delivered by Professor Pratap Bhanu Mehta, an eminent South Asian scholar and political thinker. Ambassador S. Palihakkara, former Foreign Secretary, Professor Deepika Udagama, Head of the Department of Law, University of Peradeniya and Dr. Paikiasothy...
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BCIS Interactive Session: ‘Researching Democracy: Ideas for an Agenda for South Asia’

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) organized an interactive session between Professor Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Former Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University, India and Sri Lankan researchers on  ‘Researching Democracy: Ideas for an Agenda for South Asia’ at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS on September 11, 2023.  The session was moderated by members of the Board of Academic Affairs of the BCIS, Professor Emeritus Jayadeva Uyangoda and Dr. Athulasiri Samarakoon.  The participants...
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Launching a Publication on ‘Democracy and Democratisation in Sri Lanka: Paths, Trends and Imaginations’

A two-volume publication, Democracy and Democratisation in Sri Lanka: Paths, Trends and Imaginations, was launched on September 09, 2023 at the BMICH, Colombo. Edited by Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda, the book is published by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo. With 21 chapters written by a team of Sri Lankan scholars, the two volumes cover historical as well as contemporary dimensions of democracy as a political idea, a site...
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BCIS Brown Bag Discussion: “What is Research and How to Begin?”

A lecture on ‘What is Research and How to Begin?’ was conducted by Professor Emeritus Gamini Keerawella/ Executive Director of the BCIS, under the BCIS Brown Bag Discussion series on Friday, September 01, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS. This discussion provided insights into what research is, an overview of the types of research, how to begin, types of data and how to carry out analysis. The discussion was followed...
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BCIS Brown Bag Discussion: ‘International Relations Beyond the Nation State Framework’

A lecture on ‘International Relations Beyond the Nation State Framework,’ was delivered by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Academic Board Member, BCIS and the founder Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS. This event was held under the BCIS Brown Bag Discussion series. The discussion was followed by an interactive session where the audience engaged in a fruitful discussion with the...
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BCIS International Affairs Review : “Rights and Recognition of the Transgender Community in Sri Lanka”

Here’s sharing the video interview of Professor Pabasari Ginige, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya on “Rights and Recognition of the Transgender Community in Sri Lanka” by Shayani Jayasinghe, BCIS featured in BCIS International Affairs Review, Volume 2, Issue 5. In the video interview, Professor Pabasari Ginige discusses in detail the challenges that are faced by transgender persons in Sri Lanka, especially when accessing much needed health...
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