Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka was received by the Norwegian Foreign Secretary Mr. Wegger Strømmen for discussions on bilateral issues of common interest. The discussions touched upon a wide range of topics from sustainable use of ocean resources to business cooperation and regional developments in South Asia and Europe. Mr. Kariyawasam expressed Sri Lanka's appreciation for the assistance provided by Norway. Both sides expressed the desire to deepen and broaden the existing partnership between Norway and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Kariyawasam also held talks in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and visited the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute which provides technical cooperation to the National Building Research Organization of Sri Lanka.