The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) as its name implies was built to honour the memory of Mr. S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 1956 to 1959. BMICH is the premier location in the paradise isle of Sri Lanka for international conferences, plenary sessions, trade & academic shows, exhibitions, beauty pageants and musical & drama events.
Deemed as one of Asia’s most up-to-date conference venues and ranked as South Asia’s best, the BMICH blends the best of professional facilities with the natural beauty of Paradise offering memories that last a lifetime. Sri Lanka, famed for its profuse natural beauty, from the misty hills to the exotic palm fringed sandy beaches – its evergreen forests untouched by civilizations and the diverse flora and fauna makes it a most sought after milieu of the western traveller. In keeping with the objectives for which it was intended the BMICH is available as a venue for international conferences, seminars, study groups and other gatherings.
With its state of the art facilities, halls, convention rooms and halls – the Bandaranaike Memorial International Hall is the venue to hold business meetings, exhibitions or conventions.
A commodious lounge of 16,000 sq. ft. has been built outside the conference hall on the first floor for the use by Delegates. Knowing communication is of utmost importance to all delegates, the BMICH has set up an automatic telephone exchange on the ground floor fixed with 400 telephone connections. 10 direct telephone lines are dedicated for the Press, 10 for the public and another 10 direct lines connecting to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
A separate delegation room equipped with a settee, 2 chairs, a writing-desk, centre table, cupboard and a telephone is provided to each delegation up to a maximum limit of 90 delegations.
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 and postal needs, a Bank and a Postal Office are located on the Ground floor.
The BMICH has at its disposal a wide range of technical services and facilities which include its own water supply storage system, a standby power generator, automatic telephone exchange, three separate air-conditioning plants and firefighting facilities in the premises.
The BMICH and its surrounding gardens are situated on the Bauddhaloka Mawatha which is one of the main roads in the residential part of the city of Colombo and covers an area of about 37 acres. It is within easy access from any point of the city. The Hall indeed promises to be one of the premier tourist attractions in the country for its striking appearance and as it is one of the few conference halls of this kind in Asia.
- Colombo International Airport – 32KM (Via Peliyagoda -> Dr.Danister De Silva Mawatha -> Borella)
- Sri Lanka Parliment – 8.5KM (Via Rajagiriya)
- The Soverign Residencies [BMICH Hotel] – 3.5KM (Via Rajagiriya -> Bauddhaloka Mawatha)