News and events
New Minister of Foreign Affairs
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Norwegian Government.
Press Release: NOK 150 million for development programme to combat plastic and other marine litter
‘The new development programme will use effective and environmentally sound approaches to combating marine litter. To start with, the programme will focus on Southeast Asia, which is the region where the problem is most acute.
Norwegian Research Vessel to Sri Lanka in 2018
Norwegian Research Vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen is planned to be in Sri Lankan waters assisting Sri Lanka to conduct a stock assessment of marine Resources.
Norway contributes LKR 180 million to flood and landslide relief in Sri Lanka
The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, has announced that “Norway will contribute with NOK 10 million (LKR 180 million/USD 1.2 million) to the humanitarian relief effort” due to floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.
Resettlement of farmers in North
Sellappa Sivanesan aged 47, a father of two from Tellipalai, Jaffna was forced to leave his home in 1990 due to the conflict. At the time he was just 19 and still in school. They were displaced several times in the next years.