Venue Name: Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo (BMICH)
Location: Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hal (BMICH) Colombo, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 Sri Lanka
Phone: +91 98190 52154
www: www.bmich.lk (Inactive)
Timings: 09:00 AM – 17:00 PM
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo: About
The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), is a convention center located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Built between 1970 and 1973, the convention centre was a gift from the People’s Republic of China in memory of Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, Prime Minister (1956–1959).
The construction of the hall was carried out by a joint Sri Lankan and Chinese workforce with a considerable portion of the building materials being imported from China.
In 1998 a small Exhibition Centre, the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre, was built on the grounds as a gift from China.
The BMICH premises is managed by the S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation (BNMF) which is chaired by the President of Sri Lanka.
The BNMF has an academic wing specialized in International Relations, Languages and Cultural Studies named “Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)” located within the BMICH premises.
The building has over 1,500 m2 (16,000 sq ft) of floorspace, and is located in the Cinnamon Gardens area of Colombo. An up-to-date library with volumes of literature on almost all subjects is available for the use of research for delegates visiting the BMICH. To facilitate with banking needs, a bank is located near the main hall. Due to the high-profile events taking place within the venue the Sri Lanka Police maintains a permanent detachment and the Mount Lavinia Hotel has a restaurant. The Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre has floor area covering 4,500 sq. m. consists of two exhibition halls, lobby, dining room, lounge, kitchen and other VIP amenities.
There have been some local events and exhibitions held in Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (SBMEC) such as:
- BMICH Life Style Shopping Expo (April and December)
- Colombo International Book Fair
- Colombo Shopping Festival
- Wedding Show
- Bridal show
- Home & You
- Pro Food
- Facets Gem
- Motor show
- Build SL (Housing & construction expo)
- Kedella (Architectural and furniture)