On January 7th Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and his delegation visited Colombo. It was the first political visit from Norway in a decade. “This indicates a positive step forward in the relationship between Norway and Sri Lanka” Brende says.   The Foreign Minister and his delegation had a hectic but eventful schedule as they arrived in Colombo. The aim of the visit was to re-establ

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

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Ambassador Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther recently made his first visit to the northern districts of Sri Lanka. Norway has contributed more than US $ 60 million (Rs. 7500 million) since the end of the war in 2009 to rebuild the conflict affected Northern Districts. The aim of the visit was to meet different stakeholders, who play important roles in the rebuilding process of the north.

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Norwegian Embassy in Colombo organized a business interaction event under the theme -Norway - Sri Lanka Business Community Interaction– Harnessing Emerging Opportunities. The interaction event was held on 19th at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo with the participation of Norwegian businesses in Sri Lanka and the region with top-level heads corporates in Sri Lanka.

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Norwegian Ambassador Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther made his first official visit outside of Colombo to Kandy on 4th and 5th of November.

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"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind" (Mahatma Gandhi)

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The Norwegian Embassy is looking for a political adviser for political, economic and human rights reporting in Sri Lanka.

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        Press Release: Date: 7th October 2015 Norway’s 2016 aid budget 1 % of GNI: Historic increase in humanitarian aid   ‘The Government is proposing the largest humanitarian budget ever. Acute, large-scale crises in the Middle East and Africa make this concerted effort necessary. Norway’s humanitarian budget is being increased by one billion kroner in 2016,’ Foreign Min

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg joins fellow Heads of State and Government for an historic summit to adopt the world's new development agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals constitute an ambitious and universal plan to eradicate all poverty in the world and facilitate sustainable development over the next 15 years.

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      Press Release Date: 7 th October 2015   Government budget 2016: NOK 100 million for global security challenges The Government is earmarking NOK 100 million for two new aid programmes targeting global security threats. ‘The global security landscape is changing. Norway is currently facing a growing number of threats that by their very nature transcend national boundaries.

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The EU Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission and the Ambassador of Norway  in Colombo. The Statement

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

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