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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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BCIS International Affairs Review : “Beyond Recognizing Gender Rights in the 21st Century”

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) published a special issue of its quarterly e-review Volume 2, Issue 5, titled “BCIS International Affairs Review,” on August 12, 2023. It was disseminated to an audience of international relations enthusiasts, academics, and professionals. This special issue of the BCIS International Affairs Review brings together a series of articles, a film review, a video interview, and an infographic on the theme “Beyond Recognizing...
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The Awards Ceremony of the Second Batch of the BCIS Youth Leadership Academy.

The Awards Ceremony of the second batch of students who successfully completed the “Leaders for the 21st Century” course offered by the BCIS Youth Leadership Academy was held at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS on August 05, 2023. The Chairperson of the BCIS, HE Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga graced the occasion as the chief guest. Twenty- seven students who successfully completed the course “Leaders for the 21st Century” received their...
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Book Launch: The Routledge Companion to Sinhala Fiction from Postwar Sri Lanka: Resistance and Reconfiguration.

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) held a panel discussion at the launch of ‘The Routledge Companion to Sinhala Fiction from Postwar Sri Lanka: Resistance and Reconfiguration’ edited and translated by Dr. Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake, as part of the seminar series organized by the BCIS Language and Cultural Studies Division on Saturday, July 08, 2023, at the BCIS Auditorium [The Olympus]. Professor Sasanka Perera, Professor Liyanage Amarakeerthi, Professor Sumathy...
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BCIS Public Lecture Series: ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka: Persisting Portuguese Influence’

A lecture titled ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka: Persisting Portuguese Influence’ under the BCIS Public Lecture Series,  was held on Saturday, July 01, 2023, at the BCIS Auditorium [The Olympus]. The Resource Person was Professor Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senior Associate, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge and Chair, National Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage ICOMOS Sri Lanka.
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BCIS In-House Discussion Series: ‘India’s Internal Developments: Their Impact on South Asia’

The inaugural session of the BCIS In-house discussion series, under the theme “India’s Internal Developments: Their Impacts on South Asia” was held at the BCIS Auditorium on May 29, 2023. Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda, member of the BCIS Academic Board discussed India’s recent political and economic developments, their impact on India’s domestic politics and South Asia. Prof. Gamini Keerawella, Executive Director of the BCIS and Prof. Amal Jayawardena, member of the...
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