Photo: Norwegian Ambassador Grete Løchen speaking at the occasion.Photo: Norwegian Ambassador Grete Løchen speaking at the occasion

The Business Match Making Programme (BMMP) started in the year 1994 to support Norwegian investment in Sri Lanka and also Norwegian and Sri Lankan joint venture came to an End in December 2014.

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The Norwegian Embassy together with European Union and Rights Now organised Women's Day Event: "Celebrating Sri Lankan Woman" on 4-5 March 2015 at the Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) in Jaffna.

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The Norwegian Embassy is calling for applications from interested companies/individual consultants to undertake an assignment on review of the Norwegian support to Women In Need

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See link to the Joint Statement on the Maldives in Colombo:

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Understand your customers' needs. Smart business is green business. CSR is not just the right thing to do, but it pays off!

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'I congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on Thursday’s presidential election and the country’s new president, Maithripala Sirisena, on his victory,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Sri lankesiske myndigheter besluttet i oktober 2014 at alle utenlandske statsborgere måtte ha en forhåndsgodkjenning fra Forsvarsdepartementet for å kunne reise til de nordlige delene av Sri Lanka. Den nye regjeringen har opphevet reiserestriksjonene til nord med virkning fra 16. januar 2015. Det er derfor ikke lenger nødvendig å søke om tillatelse for å kunne besøke nordprovinsen

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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EU joint local statement .pdf

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The Norwegian Ambassador, Grete Løchen stated in her speech at the National Convention on Inter Religious Integration, organised by the National Peace Council.

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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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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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