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2009-02-03: [source:The Island] Deyata Kirula Exhibition tomorrow
2008-07-24: [source:Daily News] SAARC Summit a platform to promote tourism
2003-04-20: [source:Observer] Sirimavo Bandaranaika Memorial Exhibition & Convention centre - Official Opening on May 17
1999-05-22: [source:Daily News] Tree Planting Campaign at BMICH
1999-05-07: [source:Daily News] BMICH to get exhibition hall and international study centre
1999-05-07: International Exhibition Centre at BMICH
1999-05-01: [source:Lake House] BMICH’s enhanced majesty
1998-05-10: [source:Lake House] Another outright gift from Chinese Govt - Modern convention hall next door to BMICH
1998-05-09: [source:Weekend Express] B.M.I.C.H. – 25th anniversary
1983-05-21: [source:SUN] Tenth Anniversary of BMICH
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29/08/1964: Negotiations over Memorial hall plans
( By a Sunday Observer reporter)

The Government at Ceylon is negotiating with the Government of the People's Republic of China to alter the plans for the proposed Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, states a communique issued by the Ministry of Transport and Public Works.
The alteration is to be effected so as to construct a smaller Conference Hall to accommodate about 50 60 delegations.

According to the original proposal the Main Conference Hall Block was to have 1,500 seats and the other three units were to have been the Delegation Block, the Committee Rooms Block and the Secretariat Block.


New Plan

In its plans for alternation, the Ceylon Government has now proposed that the design of the Main Conference Hall should be so adopted that it would be possible to use it as an International Theatre for Performances of Music and Drama when no Conference sessions are held.

In order to meet the difficulty of finding hotel accommodation Ceylon has suggested that a hotel should be built as an adjunct to the Hall from aid funds.

This hotel would be primarily meant for the use of delegates attending conferences but when there are no sessions it would be made available to use by the others.

The Havelock Golf Link will be used for this project as originally planned. It is felt that the present proposals will result in the best possible use being made of Aid Funds.