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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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12/05/1973: Grand opening ceremony of Conference hall
Elaborate plans have now been drawn up to have the opening ceremony of the Banadaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, on a grand scale on May 17. The opening will be heralded by the playing of the ‘ magul bera ‘ and the blowing of the conch shells followed by the chanting of seth pirith.
Among those attending the ceremony will be Mrs. Sirima Bandaranaike, Prime Minister, Mr. William Gopallawa, president of Chinese Leader Marshal Hsu Hiang – Chien, the Chinese Ambassador and two workers each representing the workers of Sri Lanka and China respectively.

At 3.55 p.m the Chinese Ambassador will hand over the tray with the key to the Prime Minister who will give it to the administrator of the conference hall.

The national anthems of Sri Lanka and china will be played by the Navy Band while Jayamangala gathas will be sung by the girls of Sri Sanghabodi Vidyalaye, Attanagalla.

There will also be two welcome songs in Sinhala and Chinese sung by the Sanghabodhi Vidyalaya girls and a team selected by the Ministry of Cultural Affaires.


Meanwhile Mr.Leo Perera, Superintendent of police ( Colombo Traffic) has worked the following traffic scheme in connection with the opening ceremony.

Bauddhaloka Mawatha ( Bullers Road) from the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation junction to the Kannatte Roundabout, Wijerama Mawatha ( McCarthy Road) from Gregory’s road Junction to Bauddhaloka Mawatha Junction. Will be closed for all traffic except vehicles of the invitees, vehicles of the residents of the area and those going to the public vehicle parks, until the situation returns to normal.

There will be public vehicle parks at the reclaimed land opposite the River Valleys Develpement Board Building, for vehicles coming from Borella side, and at Logdon Place near CR and Fo grounds for those vehicles coming from the Bambalapitiya side.

No parking of vehicles will be allows at Bauddhaloka Mawatha Junction, D.S. Senanayake Mawatha, Ward Place, Gunaratne Pradeepaya Road Junction to Borella from Kanatte Roundabout to Ward Place Junction.

Vehicles carrying food and refreshments will be allowed to park provided they do not obstruct the main flow of traffic.

Since a cultural show is to be held at the BMICH on the following day- May 18 the same road will be closed for traffic.