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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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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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Today, Knut Nyfløt, Charge de Affairs of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Colombo handed over a "supercomputer" to Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, the Minister of Disaster Management to be used in the Disaster Risk Reduction program. The event took place at the Ministry of Disaster Management. Under the Technical Cooperation facility, the Norwegian Embassy has supported the Norwegian Geotechnical...

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Knut Nyfløt, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of Royal Norwegian Embassy, Colombo participated at the graduation ceremony of Sri Lanka College of Journalism which is an arm of Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI). SLPI was established in 2004, by three important media organizations in the country, the Free Media Movement (FMM), the Editor’s Guild of Sri Lanka and the Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka.

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Photo: Presidential Media Devision.

On 12 and 13 August, Prime Minister Erna Solberg will have meetings with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Leader of the Opposition Rajavarothiam Sampanthan from the Tamil National Alliance. Prime Minister Solberg will also hold a lecture on the Sustainable Development Goals at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, and visit a fishing harbour in th...

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Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and Resident Representative a.i. of the United Nations in Sri Lanka, Lovita Ramguttee signed an Agreement to extend Government of Norway’s support to the recently resettled communities in Jaffna and Trincomalee districts through United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The support is amounting to Rs. 142 million.

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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State secretary Tore Hattrem today visited returnees to recently released land areas in Valalai, Northern Province, as part of his two-day visit to Sri Lanka. Valalai is part of a Norwegian supported project implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support livelihoods within fisheries and agriculture of returnees. Mr Hattrem was informed about the project and spoke to some ...

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