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Announcing Ibsen Scholarships 2017

Norway and Country //

The Scholarships are applicable to individual artists, theatre companies, organizations and institutions.

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Invitation to tender: ERIN

Norway and Country //

The European Reintegration Network (ERIN) is seeking local organizations for the implementation of support for reintegration activities in 17 target countries, one of which is Sri Lanka. The ERIN network is a collaboration between Norway, 14 EU countries, and Australia, Denmark and Switzerland, and implements joint projects offering reintegration assistance to migrants in their countries of...

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Press release from Norwegian Embassy:

Norway and Country //

With reference to recent newspaper articles on the alleged assassination attempt on parliamentarian Sumanthiran. The Norwegian embassy has no other information on this than what is mentioned in the Sri Lankan newspapers. We consider this a legal matter which is handled by the Sri Lankan police. In general, if the Sri Lankan police initiate or request international cooperation, there are...

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Continued support from Norwegian Geotechnical Institute to National Building Research Organisation on disaster management

Norway and Country //

Yesterday, Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether, Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka, handed over some equipment’s to Mr. Miyanwala, Secretary to the Minister of Disaster Management to be used in the Disaster Risk Reduction program. The event took place during the inaugural session of the National Building Research Organisation, International Symposium 2016

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NOK 39.7 million to the fight against fisheries crime

Norway and Country //

Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world’s fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime

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NORWAY AND ILO PARTNER TO SUPPORT FOR LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES TO THE CONFLICT AFFECTED COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS

Norway and Country //

PRESS STATEMENT 22 November 2016 Norway and International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sri Lanka have signed a partnership agreement on 22 November to extend the Government of Norway’s support to the conflict affected communities in the North. The project will address the immediate needs of decent work and livelihood opportunities at the grass root level in the conflict affected Northern...

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UN Secretary-General visits Norwegian funded project in the North

Norway and Country //

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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Job creation and business development crucial in fight against poverty

Norway and Country //

'Job creation and economic growth are vital for combating poverty. This is why the business development and job creation have been key areas in the Government’s development policy since 2013. In the budget for 2017, the Government proposes an allocation of NOK 1.5 billion to Norfund. The Government is also giving priority to vocational training in developing countries,’ said Minister of Foreign...

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Prime Minister Solberg’s visit to Sri Lanka

Norway and Country //

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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Continued support from Norwegian Geotechnical Institute to National Building Research Organisation on disaster management

Norway and Country //

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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Graduation Ceremony of Sri Lanka College of Journalism

Norway and Country //

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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Prime Minister Solberg in Sri Lanka

Norway and Country //

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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Financial support from Norway for the newly resettled communities

Norway and Country //

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 World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Norway and Country // Last updated: 16.06.2016

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 visits Jaffna

Norway and Country // Last updated: 02.06.2016

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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Repeal of the Greencard Scheme and changes to the Pay Limit Scheme

Study and work // Last updated: 10.06.2016

On 2 June 2016 the Danish Parliament has passed a bill to Repeal the Greencard Scheme (Law 169) and has also passed a bill introducing changes to the Pay Limit Scheme (Law 168). Both bills will come into effect as of 10 June 2016.  9 June is the last day one can hand in applications for a Greencard. From 10 June it will no longer be possible to submit new applications for a Gre

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New Nordic fund to provide more than NOK 700 million in microfinance

Norway and Country // Last updated: 23.05.2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende was taking part in the launch of the Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) yesterday. This is a new Nordic cooperation venture involving private Norwegian investors and two state investment funds, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) and Denmark’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU). The first capital injection is...

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NORWEGIAN STATE SECRETARY TORE HATTREM VISITS SRI LANKA

Norway and Country // Last updated: 31.05.2016

State Secretary Tore Hattrem visits Sri Lanka 31 May – 1 June. The purpose of the visit is to have bilateral meetings and to develop further the business cooperation between Sri Lanka and Norway. The visit follows the successful visit of Foreign Minister Børge Brende in January. Mr Hattrem served as ambassador to Sri Lanka during 2007-2010

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Together for a sustainable future

Visit Norway // Last updated: 01.10.2015

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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Visum til Sri Lanka

Norsk // Sist oppdatert: 02.12.2013

Norske borgere trenger visum for å reise til Sri Lanka. Vi gjør oppmerksom på følgende.

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Reise til Sri Lanka eller Maldivene? Meld deg til reiseregisteret

Norsk // Sist oppdatert: 17.03.2016

Nordmenn som skal reise til Sri Lanka eller Maldivene oppfordres til å registrere seg i Utenriksdepartementets reiseregister. Registreringen er frivillig, men vil gjøre det lettere for Utenrikstjenesten å få kontakt med deg i tilfelle noe alvorlig skulle skje der du er.

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Registration for Norwegian Citizens travelling to or living in Sri Lanka

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All traveling or residing Norwegian citizens are advised to register details about the journey and stay via www.landsider.no , where you will find information about Sri Lanka. You may also go directly to www.reiseregistrering.no .

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