Very concerned about the recent efforts to restrict legitimate public activities of civil society and non-governmental organisations in Sri Lanka.

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(1)   EU Statement in ENGLISH (2)  EU Statement in SINHALA (3)  EU Statement in TAMIL

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The Norwegian government strongly denies any financial, moral or ideological support to Bodu Bala Sena. Under no circumstances will Norway support organizations that seem to work against religious kinship and peaceful coexistence, neither in Sri Lanka nor in any other country. On the contrary, we are deeply concerned about the anti-Muslim rhetoric and actions which we witness today in Sri Lanka...

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Norwegian Ambassador H E Grete Løchen participated in the launch of the Sinhala & English translation of of the "Write to Reconcile" anthology at Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute for Inbternational Relations and Strategic Studies on 10th June 2014

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Norwegian Ambassador H E Grete Løchen participated in the launch of Transparency International Sri Lanka’s Governance Report 2012/13 as the chief guest at BMICH on 29th Thursday 2014.

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Honourable Minister Douglas Devenanda, other Ministers and Members of Parliament, Excellencies, Colleagues, dear friends. Good evening everyone, and thank you for joining us in celebrating the Norwegian National Day. It is a great pleasure to see so many friends of Norway and the Norwegian Embassy here this evening.

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The Sri Lanka Export Development Board together with Department of Commerce organized a seminar on Norwegian GSP+ scheme for the business community on 18 March 2014 that was held at the NDB/EDB Auditorium at Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2.

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The Norwegian Embassy in cooperation with the Association of War Affected Women are organizing a high level debate marking the International Women’s Day 2014

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As women have become politically active, they have also shaped the content of politics. Areas that were previously regarded as private, such as domestic violence, were lifted into the political sphere. Political and legal solutions were sought. Strong legislations on violence against women and right to child care are good examples of this. Read Ambassador Løchen's full adress to the women’s...

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Sri Lanka Press Institute, the leading media development institute in Sri Lanka, recently held an international conference on journalism ethics to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL).

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