BMICH & SLAPCEO Implements Safety Guidelines for Expos

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 Press Releases

BMICH & SLAPCEO Meeting in progress

BMICH, Sri Lanka’s most recognizable and iconic landmark together with the Sri Lanka Association of Professional Conference, Exhibition & Event Organizers (SLAPCEO) announced that they have implemented all safety guidelines recommended by the health authorities to ensure a safe environment for all stakeholders in restarting the regular expositions.

“The procedures and processes that have been implemented with co-operation and guidance of the health authorities and with the total commitment of all stakeholders making BMICH a safe venue to visit. Our spacious facilities enable us to ensure that personal distancing is strictly implemented” said Sunil Dissanayake – Chief Executive, BMICH adding that all staff are fully vaccinated.

“We are confident with these procedures and processes in place and with the commitment of all stakeholders, BMICH looks forward to hosting many Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) in the near future” he added.

Regular meetings have been scheduled with the participation of exhibitors, suppliers, and service providers to review compliance and ensure the strict Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) is adhered to by all stakeholders.

“We wish to thank the Hon. Minister of Health-Keheliya Rambukwella, Hon. Minister of Tourism-Prasanna Ranatunga, Chairperson Sri Lanka Tourism-Mrs. Kirmali Fernando, Secretary Ministry of Health-Dr. S.H. Munasinghe and Director General of Health Services-Dr. Asela Gunawardena for engaging with us to restart the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions.” said Imran Hassan-President of SLAPCEO.

Set in a sprawling site, 15 well laid out and spacious car parks that can accommodate 3000 vehicles at a given time and well-maintained landscaped gardens, BMICH is Sri Lanka’s largest and Asia’s very first purpose-built convention center with ultra-modern facilities. BMICH is situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Colombo. BMICH won the South Asian Travel Award (SATA) Gold in 2016, Silver in 2017 and Gold again in 2018. In 2016 BMICH also won the Quality ERA Geneva Gold Award and the Platinum Award in Paris in 2017.

45th Anniversary of Non-Aligned Summit – 1976 held at BMICH

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 Press Releases

The Opening Ceremony

BMICH, Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark was proud to host its first international conference the 5th Non-Aligned Summit Conference 45 years ago in mid-August 1976 at which 96 Heads of State/Government and their country delegations participated   consisting of among others Mrs Indira Gandhi Prime Minister of India, HE Kenneth Kaunda President of the Republic of Zambia, Field Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, HE Fidel Castro President of Cuba, Colonel Gaddafi President of Libya, Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Prime Minister of Pakistan, Archbishop Makarios President of Cyprus etc.

Considered as one of the largest and most high-profile conferences, this event was groundbreaking for the BMICH pioneering its journey of hosting numerous international and local conferences, exhibitions, and events for over 48 years emerging as the leader in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) sector in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region.

BMICH, as the host venue was honored to be featured on one side of two commemorative coins in the denominations of Rupees 5 and Rupees 2 issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on the occasion of the 5th Non-Aligned Summit Conference. Several commemorative stamps too were issued by Sri Lanka Postal Department as well as by Postal Departments of member countries depicting the BMICH.

Opened in 1973, the BMICH is an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the Peoples Republic of China in memory of late Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike.

Set in a sprawling 36 Acre landscaped gardens with, 15 well laid and spacious car parks that can accommodate 3000 vehicles at a given time and boasting 32 indoor & outdoor venues, BMICH is Sri Lanka’s largest and Asia’s very first purpose-built convention center with ultra-modern facilities which has been presented with multiple global awards in the recent past.


Tue, 13 Jul 2021 Press Releases

BMICH and MillionSpaces management teams at the signing ceremony with Sunil Dissanayake CEO BMICH and Janaka Kumarasinghe COO MillionSpaces

Positioned as Sri Lanka’s pioneering and only platform offering on-demand venue solutions, MillionSpaces recently signed a strategic partnership with the BMICH to enable users to book spaces such as function rooms, conference halls, meeting rooms, photoshoot locations and office spaces at BMICH with a tap of a button on the MillionSpaces website. The partnership was formalised on 1st July 2021 between Sunil Dissanayake – Director/CEO of BMICH and Janaka Kumarasinghe – COO of MillionSpaces.


“It is an honour to be able to list such an iconic location like BMICH on our platform. We are sure many great things will come out of this partnership,” mentioned Janaka Kumarasinghe – COO of MillionSpaces, commenting on the partnership. Sunil Dissanayake – CEO of BMICH also said: “With the evolution into online event space booking, this partnership with MillionSpaces is one which is very timely. We are excited about the global opportunities for BMICH and Sri Lanka.”


Booking platform for private offices, individual workspaces, boardrooms, meeting spaces, photoshoot venues and many others. This latest partnership is another testament to the way the company is working on continuously enhancing its offerings to encompass variety, quality and reach while focusing on spearheading the space solutions domain in Sri Lanka through technology, innovation and customer-centricity. Visit and

Vaccination at BMICH

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 Press Releases

Chinese Defence Minister Visits BMICH

Tue, 11 May 2021 Press Releases

Chinese state councilor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe together with his accompanying delegation visited the BMICH on a familiarization tour during his recent visit to Sri Lanka.

He was accompanied by the Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka HE Qi Zhenhong. They were greeted on arrival by the BMICH Leadership team led by CEO Sunil Dissanayake.