George Cooke presents his latest publication to the BIDTI Library

The latest publication edited by George I. H. Cooke titled ‘Sri Lanka and the United Nations – Relations with the UN General Assembly’ was presented to the BIDTI Library today, 16th December 2020.

At the book launch held at the BCIS auditorium on 14th December to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Sri Lanka joining the United Nations, Cooke referred to Deshamanya Dr. Vernon L.B. Mendis, the founding Director General of the BIDTI as his mentor.

A prolific writer and a visiting lecturer of the BIDTI, George Cooke is also an alumnus of the BIDTI who has followed three courses conducted by the Institute.

Having served as a member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service over a decade, George Cooke is presently serving as the Deputy Director of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS).