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BCIS panel discussion: ‘Russia – Ukraine War: Implications for South Asia’

The Discussion on “Russia – Ukraine War: Implications for South Asia” which was organized under the BCIS Discussion Series on Current Global Issues 2023, was successfully held on Wednesday, 07th June 2023 at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS. Prof. Sumanasiri Liyanage, co-cordinator of Marx School and a fellow of the Solomon Asch Center for Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Harinda Vidanage, Director, Centre for Strategic Assessment at the...
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BCIS panel discussion: ‘Conditionality of International Financing Agencies: Use and Misuse’

A panel discussion on ” Conditionality of International Financing Agencies: Use and Misuse ” was held at the BCIS Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Dr. Roshan Perera, Public Policy specialist, former Director of Central Bank and a Senior Research Fellow of the Advocata Institute served as the main speaker of the panel. Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasingha, Former Foreign Secretary and Mr. Ramindu Perera, Senior Lecturer, Department...
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BCIS Presents Policy Brief on ‘Environmental Safeguards in Maritime Relations’ to MEPA Chairman

A copy of the BCIS Policy Brief titled: “Environmental Safeguards in Maritime Relations” was handed over to Mr. Asela B. Rekawa, the Chairman of the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) by the Dr. Minna Thaheer. Director of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), during a discussion which was held at the MEPA on March 31, 2023.  The General Manager of MEPA, Mr. Jagath Gunasekara and Research officers of the BCIS, Ms. Shayani Jayasinghe and Ms....
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BCIS Curriculum Review Meeting 

The preliminary meeting of the annual review of the Curriculum of the International Relations programmes (of the New Syllabus) with the participation of all Academic Board members took place at BCIS on February 20, 2023.    The new syllabuses of the Certificate Course in International Relations, Diploma in International Relations, Higher and Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations, offered by the institute were discussed.   The meeting was chaired by Professor Amal Jayawardena. The Academic Board members in attendance were, Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda; Professor Deepika...
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The Inauguration Ceremony of BCIS Youth Leadership Academy

The Inauguration Ceremony of the second batch of the BCIS Youth Leadership Academy was held on November 12, 2022 at the Olympus Auditorium of the BCIS. The Chairperson of the BCIS, H.E Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga graced the occasion as the chief guest.  The Senior Director of BCIS, Ambassador Sumith Nakandala, Director of BCIS, Dr. Minna Thaheer, Registrar and CAO of BCIS, Mr. Wasantha Manthripala, Director/CEO of BMICH, Mr. Sunil...
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The BCIS Youth Leadership Academy- Awards Ceremony

Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies Youth Leadership Academy Media Release The “Leaders for the 21st Century” is a pioneering leadership training program launched by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS). The focus of this program is to create awareness and help foster integral pre-requisites for credible leadership such as honesty, commitment, efficiency among the participants. The BCIS Youth Leadership Academy was established as a CSR Project of the BMICH...
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