Monthly Archives: June 1994

11 June 1994 – Establishment of the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute

Mrs Bandaranaike initiated the establishment of a diplomatic training institute which would support the professional Foreign Service and ensure the provision of sound training for career diplomats. She mandated Dr Vernon L. B. Mendis, Sri Lanka’s senior most career diplomat at the time, from the first batch of the Foreign Service of Ceylon, to be