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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Sri Lanka avholder presidentvalg 8. januar 2015. Det har allerede vært noe mindre uroligheter i forbindelse med valgkampen. Vi ber norske reisende som oppholder seg på Sri Lanka i perioden før/under og rett etter valget om å utvise vanlig aktsomhet, unngå større folkemengder og holde seg oppdatert på sikkerhetssituasjonen

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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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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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EU joint local statement .pdf

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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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Norwegian Ambassador H E Grete Løchen participated in the launch of the Sinhala & English translation of of the "Write to Reconcile" anthology at Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies on 10th June 2014

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