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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 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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Promotion of Sri Lanka IT Industry

Ambassador Jayantha Palipane hosted a Reception on 28th September to introduce the Sri Lanka IT Start-up Companies that are participating at “Oslo Innovation Week”, International Conference in Oslo. Invitees from the Ministry of Foreign affairs, ICT-Norway, Norwegian IT Industry, Oslo Commune and SLASSCOM Sri Lanka attended the Reception.

Three Sri Lanka Start-up IT Companies Shout Out Labs, Bot Factory, Right Posture who have come from Sri Lanka to Oslo made Power Point Presentations of their portfolios and highlighted the respective business interests. Ambassador Palipane thanked the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and Norwegian Embassy in Colombo for funding the participation of the three Start-up Companies at “Oslo Innovation Week” and appreciated the active cooperation extended by ICT-Norway. He urged the participation of the Norwegian IT Companies in the planned Business Matchmaking visit to Sri Lanka in November 2017.








Sri Lanka at "Aqua Nor 2017" - Norway

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The Mission in Oslo coordinated the participation of a 15-member Sri Lanka Delegation at ‘Aqua Nor 2017’ held in Trondheim from 15-18 August 2017.  ‘Aqua Nor’ is one of the world’s largest and most important trade fairs dedicated to the Aqua & Fisheries industries.

The Sri Lanka delegation consisted of the Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries, Aquaculture Research & Development, Director General of the National Aquaculture Development Authority and CEOs of Private Sector Companies engaged in the Aqua & Fisheries industry. They were able to meet with counterparts in the Fisheries and Aquaculture industry from Norway and other countries.

Sri Lanka held an ‘Investment Promotion Forum’ on 16th August at ‘Aqua Nor 2017’ highlighting the potential of the local fisheries, Aqua & Mari culture industry and avenues for joint ventures, investments and commercial development of these sectors. Secretary Fisheries Mrs. Adikari, DG/NAQDA Mr. Chandraratne, Consultant from E & Y Mr. Herath and Mr. Roshan Fernando from the Private Sector made special presentations on Sri Lanka’s potential as a destination for investment in the Fisheries, Aqua & Mari culture sectors.

This is the Second year in succession that Sri Lanka has participated in this Major Trade Fair that is held annually in Norway.



 Sri Lanka at Hamar Children's Festival 2017

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