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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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22/11/1970: PM cuts first sod for SWRD hall
Premiere Mrs. Sirima Bandaranaike will cut the first sod at the ceremonial inauguration of the construction work of the 30 million Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall at Golf Links on November 24.
Particiating in the ceremony will be the Governer, General, Mr. William Gopallawa, the Ambassodar for the People’s Republic of China and Housinh Minister, Mr. Pieyer Keuneman.

Work will first begin on the construction of the secretariat hall- the first of a building complex estimated o cost Rs. 3 ˝ million..

Over 100 Chinese Technicians working on the project are billeted at the Golf Links site. They spurned offers for hotel accommodation because they wanted to work and live with the workers participating in the project.

The cabinet has already approved in principle a scheme under which volunteers from every electorate in the country will be offered facilities to participate in the construction work. This is done to focus national interest on the project and to train and motivate regional cadres in new construction methods.

The scope of the construction will be gradually increased after the inauguration feasible to organize thee incoming of volunteers from the electorates at the rate of 50 per week.( 25 from each electorate)

Units will be set up in the kachcheries to deal with travel arrangements of volunteers. The volunteers will be nominated to the Gas by the MPs of the areas. Warrants will be issued to tem to travel from the nearest railway station to Colombo and back. Accommodation will be provided for them at the site and meals will be served free.

On the savings expected from the sramadana work a case will be made to the Government of China for an ancillary building like a national science library.

The conference hall is a gift from China.

[source:Daily News]