Welcome to Sri Lanka Embassy in Norway

Address: Sjølyst Plass 4 - 0278 Oslo

Telephone: +47 23 13 6950


Consular Services

Public Opening Hours and Telephone Inquiries   

Monday - Friday from 9.00 am to 12:30 pm.

No prior appointments - First come first served basis.



 Statement to Media by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera after official talks with Norway Foreign Minister Børge Brende


Statement to the Media

by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs

after the Official Talks with Hon. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 January 2016

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen,

It has been an honour and a privilege to welcome the Norwegian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Børge Brende to Sri Lanka, this morning.

An official visit by a Norwegian Foreign Minister takes place after nearly 11 years. I hope that the very productive meeting we have just concluded will set the tone for this new chapter in our relations.

Your visit Minister Brende, comes at a very propitious moment, as Sri Lankans are preparing to celebrate the first anniversary of the Sirisena Presidency and the new political trajectory that Sri Lanka undertook one year ago. As Sri Lanka embarks on this new path, we are encouraged that we have been able to gain the support and confidence of the international community after years of censure and isolation.


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Address by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at Opening of the Sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty


Address by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka

6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Oslo, 22 June 2016

Despite its widespread use, for millennia the death penalty has caused lingering societal

discomfort and unease. Fairly early on in history many enlightened leaders have found

the death penalty degrading of human dignity. For example, in ancient Sri Lanka a numbe

of kings - influenced by the Buddha’s teaching - abolished the death penalty.

Foreign Minister meets Prime Minister of Norway


Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister of Norway

Erna Solberg yesterday, (21 June). 

The Foreign Minister will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart,

 Foreign Minister Børge Brende today, and will also give the opening address at the 

Sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty being held in Oslo, Norway. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs


22 June 2016

Harim Peiris appointed as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs


Mr. Harim Peiris received his official letter of appointment as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on 15 June 2016 from Minister Mangala Samaraweera. Mr. Peiris is also Sri Lanka’s Point of Contact for the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, upon the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers, has appointed Harim Peiris, as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, with immediate effect.


Immediate Donation of Funds for the Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

The humanitarian situation which had arisen in the country due to the prevailing rains for several days, leading to floods and landslides causing deaths and displacements of people. Relief and rescue operations in regard to the situation is being conducted by the agencies of the Government.

The Government of Sri Lanka is seeking immediate assistance, in funds, in support of the victims for purchasing emergency items for relief. The donors and well-wishers can contribute cash by crediting the undermentioned bank Account of the Embassy.

An official receipt will be issued by the Embassy to donors which can be scanned and send to their emails if the name, amount and email address is sent to the Embassy email after depositing funds at the Embassy account. The original receipt can be collected, at the Embassy.

Embassy Account No. 7058.05.77.189

Bank:   DNB



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