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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
1999-05-01: [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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07/05/1999: International Exhibition Centre at BMICH
The Bandaranaike memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) will be refurbished with new additions when it enters the next millennium. This was announced at the press briefing held at the BMICH yesterday.
Mr. Bandula Ekanayake, the director general of BMICH said that a new exhibition centre would be built to international standards with the assistance of the Chinese Government within the premises of the BMICH.

“This new structure will enhance the functions of the BMICH further and provide a new look to the 26-year old BMICH complex.” Mr. Ekanayake added.

Along with Mr. Bandula Ekanayake, the Deputy Director Mrs. M. Athukorala, Mr. Jehan Karunaratne the catering manager of the BMICH were also present.

Mr. Ekanayake elaborating on the 26th anniversary celebrations of the BMICH which falls on May 17 said, that this time the management of the BMICH had decided to celebrate that everyone giving priority to disabled soldiers. According to Mr. Ekanayake, 250 disabled service personnel will be entertained at the BMICH, and gifts will also be given to the,.

A mass tree planting campaign will also be launched on May 17 with the participation of school children from the suburbs of Colombo. These children will plant around 1000 trees of different varieties within the 40 acre premises of the BMICH.

Analyzing the success of the BMICH in the past inception of the complex, around 1000 functions are held annually. “These functions vary from big time conferences, to seminars, exhibitions and cultural events.” He said. He added that the BMICH was generating its own income and it was not depending on the Government. “200 people are employed at the centre and with the new additions the complex will be a unique institution in the next century.” Mr. Ekanayake added.