50th anniversary of BMICH...

May 11, 2023  

 

A ceremony was held on Wednesday (May 10) to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, the first international conference hall built in Asia.

A Coffee Table Book written on the history of the BMICH was also presented to the President while a commemorative stamp worth Rs. 25 was also issued to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Ministers Bandula Gunawardena, Vidura Wickramanayake, Minister of State Shantha Bandara, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ambassador Qi Zhenhong, Secretary of the Ministry of Mass Media Anusha Palpita, Secretary of the Ministry of Defence General Kamal Gunaratne (Retired), Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage, Air Force Commander Air Vice Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Director and the CEO of the BMICH Sunil Dissanayake and other officials too were present on this occasion.

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