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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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We are living through a period of rapid transition, former Australian diplomat Victoria Walker.
Speaking to the cadets of Sri Lanka Foreign Service recently, the former Australian diplomat Victoria Walker shared her experience over 25 years, highlighting the importance of the role of diplomats and tasks they have to perform in the current inter...
 
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Panel discussion on the importance of Inter Religious Dialogue
Inter-religious dialogue could play an important role in post-conflict societies. It is also a useful tool for preventive diplomacy. BIDTI was pleased to organize a panel discussion on the importance of inter-religious harmony to cadets of the Sri La...
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‘A’ status accreditation for the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL)
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) recently received the ‘A’ status accreditation, which is the highest accreditation level possible for an institute by the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) in recognition of i...
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Inauguration of BIDTI XIX course of Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs
The XIX course of Diploma in Diplomacy & World Affairs was inaugurated on 26th April, 2018 at the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI). Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam delivered the in...
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The XVIII course of Diploma in Diplomacy
The XVIII course of Diploma in Diplomacy & World Affairs was inaugurated on 6th February, 2018 at the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI). Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam delivered the...

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