BCIS, in its function of being one of Sri Lanka’s premier educators, treats the accumulation and expansion of knowledge with the same importance, as that of its dissemination.

Ongoing Research

‘Democracy and Democratization in Sri Lanka: Paths, Trends and Diverse Imaginations

This research project is an initiative of Her Excellency President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Chairperson of the BCIS. The BCIS has invited Prof. Uyangoda, Senior Professor of Political Science and a member of the BCIS’ Academic Board to lead this project.

The core objective of this initiative is to construct a corpus of critical and reflective knowledge on Sri Lanka’s and South Asian experience of democracy since independence. The project proposal covers six thematic areas and 28 chapters. The BCIS expects to publish the chapters in two volumes after a review process of the chapters.

BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium (ESS)

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), the pioneering think tank in Sri Lanka for International relations have been organizing Emerging Scholars Symposium (ESS) since 2017. The BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium offers opportunities for discussion within conference sessions, providing a platform for the both young graduates and under-graduates to contribute new knowledge to the discipline.

Contact Details - Organizing Committee

BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium 
Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)
BMICH | Bauddhaloka Mawatha | Colombo 07 | Sri Lanka.

+94 11 266 9056



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