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Prime Minister Erna Solberg visits Sri Lanka



Prime Minister Erna Solberg met President Maithripala Sirisena in  Colombo on 12 August 2016 during her two day visit to Sri Lanka.



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Sri Lanka at “Stoppested Verden” - Hamar

Sri Lanka Embassy participated in the annual International Children and Youth Festival in Hamar, Norway held from 2nd -3rd June 2018. Activities designed especially for children were popular at the Sri Lanka Stall. Another highlight was the meditation programme conducted by the Head Priest of the Oslo Buddhist Vihara.

There were 45 stalls in the Festival that attracted more than ten thousand visitors over the two days. The attractive Sri Lanka stall drew a large number of visitors, all of whom were served with a cup of ‘Ceylon Tea’.



Reisekveld med Riselykke: EN SMAK AV SRI LANKA

Mette Solberg Fjeldheim, frilansjournalist, blogger og reiseskrivent som har blitt kåret til Norges beste reiseblogger i 2011 og 2017, presenterte sine reiseopplevelser i Sri Lanka på et godt mottatt arrangement arrangert av Aschehoug Akademi i Oslo den 19. april 2018.  Presentasjonen inneholder rikelig med fotografier og små filmsnutter. Ledende reisebyråer, Reise Operatører, reiseforfattere, reisejournalister og bookforfattere deltok på arrangementet. Ms. Fjeldheim besøkte mange deler av Sri Lanka og opplevde naturens skjønnhet i landet, historiske steder, menesker og dyreliv.

Deltagerne smakte en kopp av fineste Sri Lanka te etter presentasjonen.


Sri Lanka National Day Celebration in Oslo 2018

National Day

The Embassy of Sri Lanka held a Flag Hoisting Ceremony to celebrate the Sri Lanka National Day on 4th February 2018 at the Chancery in Oslo. Ambassador Jayantha Palipane read the National Day Message of President Maithripala Sirisena and addressed the gathering. Multi-faith religious observances were conducted invoking blessings on the people and the country.

Sri Lanka Nationals and expatriates from all the ethnic communities participated at the Ceremony. The Ambassador hosted the participants to lunch after the conclusion of the Official Ceremony.


Thaipongal 2018 – Oslo


The Ambassador and Staff of the Sri Lanka Mission participated in the Special Puja held at the Sri Kanapathy Thurka Aalayam, Oslo for Thaipongal 2018.

Sri Lanka at ‘Reiselivsmessen 2018’ - Oslo


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The Embassy and the Tourism Promotion Bureau organized and coordinated Sri Lanka’s participation at the premier Nordic Tourism Fair - ‘Reiselivsmessen 2018’held from 12-14th January 2018.

NKAR Travels, Araliya Green Hills, Union Resort, Sunway Holiday from Sri Lanka participated and represented the Sri Lanka Travel Trade.

The attractive Sri Lanka pavilion drew a large number of visitors, all of whom were served with a cup of ‘Ceylon Tea’.

Tourist arrival from Norway have been appreciably increasing during the last few years. The participation at ‘Reiselvsmessen 2018’ is expected to give a further boost to Sri Lanka Tourism in Norway and the Nordic region.

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion and Reception

The Embassy held a very successful Tourism Promotion event on 22nd of November 2017 at the Mission in Oslo. Leading Travel Agents, Travel Operators, renowned Travel Writers and Travel Journalists, Representatives of major Airlines servicing Sri Lanka and Representation of Travel and Tourism Fair Organizers were invited. After the Presentations highlighting the attractions in Sri Lanka as a worthy destination for Norwegian and Nordic Tourists the Ambassador hosted the invitees to a traditional Sri Lanka dinner.

Welcoming the guests, Ambassador Palipane spoke of the importance of the growth of the Tourist Industry, friendly welcome that awaits tourists and the variety of attractions Sri Lanka offers. The Ambassador mentioned of his drive and efforts to see a steady increase of Norwegian tourists visiting Sri Lanka.

Mr. Ajith Benjamin and Mr. Dilshan Sirisena of Butterfly Vacations made a detailed presentation of the attractions, manner of serving the needs of the tourists and foreign Tour Operators and the easy way of booking a good tour to Sri Lanka.

Mr. Kenneth Cai of BeCuriou, a leading Tour Operator in Oslo and Mr. Terje Mykelbost, a well known Norwegian Travel Writer and Editor were invited to share their experiences in Sri Lanka.

The guests enjoyed a traditional Sri Lankan homemade dinner that was served after the Presentations and discussion.

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