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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
1999-05-07: [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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22/05/1999: Tree Planting Campaign at BMICH
A mass tree planting campaign was held on Monday at the BMICH to mark its 26th anniversary.

Over 1500 plants of different varieties, including forest, herbal, spice, fruit, king coconut etc. were planted on the 40-acre land by the invitees and school children.
The project was sponsored by the Sri Lanka branch of OISCA (Organization for Industrial, Spiritual, and Cultural Advancement) which is a Japanese organization with its headquarters in Tokyo.

Director General, Bandaranaike Memorial Foundation, Bandula Ekanayake said that he had a long term plan to make BMICH premises a model garden specially for school children who visit for educational purposes.

“We are creating an environment for a bird sanctuary where experts could undertake research on birds.” He said the OISCA began a model forest at BMICH premises in 1980 and that results could be seen now. Large beautiful trees have made BMICH premises a most pleasant environment in the city.

Mr. Ekanayake said the OISCA has also started a special program called OISCA Children’s Forest Programme, giving school children a practical knowledge in planting of trees and teaching them the importance of protecting trees.

Over 200 school children specially from rural schools who are less fortunate have been selected for this program.

They are being given free agricultural tools ant stationery items, typewriters, roneo machines etc. by OISCA, Ekanayake said.

He said that they have also started a model coconut plantation on the 40 acre land at BMICH and a model paddy field in a ¾ acre land which was not in use for over 5 years.

[source:Daily News]