The Scholarships are applicable to individual artists, theatre companies, organizations and institutions.

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The European Reintegration Network (ERIN) is seeking local organizations for the implementation of support for reintegration activities in 17 target countries, one of which is Sri Lanka. The ERIN network is a collaboration between Norway, 14 EU countries, and Australia, Denmark and Switzerland, and implements joint projects offering reintegration assistance to migrants in their countries of...

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With reference to recent newspaper articles on the alleged assassination attempt on parliamentarian Sumanthiran. The Norwegian embassy has no other information on this than what is mentioned in the Sri Lankan newspapers. We consider this a legal matter which is handled by the Sri Lankan police. In general, if the Sri Lankan police initiate or request international cooperation, there are...

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Yesterday, Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether, Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka, handed over some equipment’s to Mr. Miyanwala, Secretary to the Minister of Disaster Management to be used in the Disaster Risk Reduction program. The event took place during the inaugural session of the National Building Research Organisation, International Symposium 2016

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Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world’s fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime

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PRESS STATEMENT 22 November 2016 Norway and International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sri Lanka have signed a partnership agreement on 22 November to extend the Government of Norway’s support to the conflict affected communities in the North. The project will address the immediate needs of decent work and livelihood opportunities at the grass root level in the conflict affected Northern...

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, during his visit to North visited the project locations in Thellipalai, Jaffna of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), some of which were Norwegian funded.

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'Job creation and economic growth are vital for combating poverty. This is why the business development and job creation have been key areas in the Government’s development policy since 2013. In the budget for 2017, the Government proposes an allocation of NOK 1.5 billion to Norfund. The Government is also giving priority to vocational training in developing countries,’ said Minister of Foreign...

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Photo: Mari Tallaksen.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was welcomed with a grand ceremony at the presidential secretariat on August 12th. The visit proceeded with good meetings with the President, Prime Minister and Opposition Leader before heading south where she visited Mirissa fishing harbour and Galle fort, accompanied by the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Fisheries.

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