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Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) was established in 1994 under the guidance of the then Prime Minister, the Late Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike for the object of offering advanced training courses in Diplomacy & International relations in accordance with the aims of the Bandaranaike Memorial Foundation to promote international peace, understanding and cooperation through such studies, discussions and dissemination of knowledge. The task of founding the BIDTI was rested on shoulders of the late Deshamanya Dr. Vernon L. B. Mendis, who was not only its first Director General but also the first entrant to the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1949. Learn more>>

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MoU on Cooperation between the Bandaranaike Intern...
MoU on Cooperation between the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) and the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) signed during the visit of the Korean Foreign Minister Hon. Yun Byung-se to commemorate the 40th anniver...
 
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Panda Diplomacy
China has used its pandas to help foster relationships with other countries for more than half a century. This unique way of diplomacy has been practiced by Chinese rulers since the Tang dynasty. The Chinese view the Pandas as a national treasure.Chi...
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The South China Sea
Some say it is the most important area of ocean in the world, the South China Sea is rich in natural resources and 30% of the world’s shipping trade flows through this area. The rising super power, People’s Republic of Chinaclaim to South China Sea h...
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Speech Delivered by Secretary, Ministry of Foreign...
I consider it an honour to be invited to speak at the inauguration of the 16th Diploma Course in Diplomacy and World Affairs of the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute. At the outset, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Pamela Deen...
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The Artistic Elegance in Diplomacy
“Without music, life would be a mistake” These were the words spoken by German philosopher and poet; Friedrich Nietzsche. After the end of World War two, Composer and Conductor Igor Markevitch created the the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra as ...

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