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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
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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20/04/2003: Sirimavo Bandaranaika Memorial Exhibition & Convention centre - Official Opening on May 17
The Sirimavo Bandaranaika Memorial Exhibition & Convention centre to be officially opened on May 17 will fulfill a long felt need for a fully fledged Exhibition and Convention centre in Sri Lanka. The centre which is located in the same premises as of the BMICH was built by the Chinese Government at a cost of Rs. 500 million at the request of the late Prime Ministre Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
Director General of the BMICH Mr. Bandhula Ekanayake, said that although exhibitions gad been held at the BMICH since its inception in 1973. this posed a number of problems and interfered with other functions. In other words it was not an institution meant for exhibitions as it had been primarily built for hosting international conferences and conventions. The newly built exhibition centre has, however, been specifically built for the purpose with ample space. The centre comprises two exhibition halls, the larger of which covers an area of 2000sq metres and the smaller one an area of 1100 sq. metres. The larger hall could accommodate as many as 105 international standard stalls and the smaller hall another 50. A further 100 stalls could be set up in the surrounding area.

Two exhibitions are planned to be held with the grand opening on May 17. one titled ' Destination Sri Lanka.' a travel mart organized by the Ministry Of Tourism and the other an 'International Fair ' organized by the Chamber Of Small Industries, both to be held from the 17th 22nd May.

Ekanyake said as many as 20 exhibitions are scheduled to be held from May to December, four of which are organized by other countries including India and Russia. He said that the new centre would generally contribute to promoting Sri Lanka as a destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) tourism.

[source:Observer]