Monthly Archives: November 1970

24 November 1970 – Construction of the BMICH commences

Following the visit of Chinese Premier Chou En Lai in February 1964 and the assurance of the construction of an international conference hall in memory of Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, the ground-breaking ceremony was held on 24 November 1970 in the presence of Mrs Bandaranaike, Governor General William Gopallawa and the Cabinet