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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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02/01/1979: BMICH – model for other countries.
The Bandaranaike Memorial International conference Hall is fast becoming the model for several such complexes in the third world.
Many delegates who attended the Fifth Non-aligned summit Conference last August had been very much impressed with its architecture and the facilities it provided. it was their view that it was better than any other conference in the region.

Iraq which had been provisionally selected to host the Seventh Non-aligned summit Conference in 1982, now wants to construct a similar complex. The Iraq Government has already sought Sri Lanka’s assistance in this respect and a team of architects and engineers are due here shortly to study the plans. Several other countries including Pakistan are also said to be interested in Building something similar.

Meanwhile the BMICH is extremely popular among the organizers of conferences, seminars, lectures, and artistic performances. Its earnings in 1975 totaled around Rs. 600,000. With a rent of Rs. 600,000 charged from the Non-aligned Secretariat alone the earnings in 1970 are expected to be very much higher.

In addition to the buildings valued at Rs. 11 million gifted by China as maintenance aid and invested in Government securities and The National savings Bank and 20 Holden cars value at Rs. 535,440 gifted by Australia.

In 1975, the Hall was visited by 214, 864 sightseers. The Bandaranaike Museum also situated in the premises had 200,706 visitors and the Children’s Cinema screened 216 shows to a total audience of 14,984 children and 8,209 adults.

The BMICH is run by the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation established on February 4, 19775 under special legislation.

[source:Observer]