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Assistance to Flood Affected Communities as a Measure of Confidence Building Mechanism Among Peoples
Assistance to Flood Affected Communities as a Measure of Confidence Building Mechanism Among Peoples

Although Sri Lanka has exceptional health services throughout the country, the Sri Lankans overseas who are settled in various parts of the world came together to contribute their medical expertise to the people in Sri Lanka, thereby building bridges between the Tamil and Sinhala communities, and uniting the communities through health and healing, a human need that…

GTF - Jul 18 17:05 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada, Norway, SriLanka ]

Norway extends support for SLPI activities
Norway extends support for SLPI activities

The Royal Norwegian Government signed an agreement with the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) recently to grant a further NOK 600,000 (Rs 10.5 million) for the Institute’s activities over the next two years. The agreement was signed by the Norwegian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether and SLPI Chairman Kumar Nadesan recently in Colombo, in recognition…

Sunday Times - Dec 28 02:48 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, Norway, History ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Norwegian Research vessel is to visit Sri Lankan waters next year for stock assessment of marine resources

    Norwegian Research vessel is to visit Sri Lankan waters next year for stock assessment of marine resources

    A Norwegian new Research vessel named Dr Fridtjof Nansen is scheduled to come to Sri Lankan waters next year for stock assessment of marine resources, a statement from Norwegian embassy said. The planning seminar is taking place in Colombo for the new Norwegian Research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen to come to Sri Lankan waters in 2018 to carry out a survey on the…

    Sunday Times - Aug 18 13:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Norway, History ]

  • Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?

    Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?

    Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera recently spoke at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo. Mr. Samaraweera has again presented a very optimistic assessment of the current state of affairs in the war-torn island nation. The foreign minister is right to note that recent political developments have presented the country with an…

    Huffington Post - Jun 26 10:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, History, WarCrimes ]

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  • Tore Hattrem to visit Jaffna during his stay

    Tore Hattrem to visit Jaffna during his stay

    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem will visit Jaffna during his visit where he will meet Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran. He will visit Jaffna on June 01 and will meet the Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray as well. Tore Hattrem, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from May 31 - June 02. The State…

    Ada Derana - May 29 10:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • The Solheim claim: ‘Mahinda planned to offer the North to Prabhakaran’

    The Solheim claim: ‘Mahinda planned to offer the North to Prabhakaran’

    Solheim had even used somewhat undiplomatic language to explain his allegation. ‘Rajapaksa wanted to do a backroom deal to make Prabhakaran the leader there. He portrayed himself as the great saviour of the Sinhalese, but was ready for any dirty deal for his own survival if it helped his political fortunes’, Solheim had said, according to some newspaper…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 06 14:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Norway, SriLanka ]

  • ‘Tamils in Norway should take hint from question posed by former peace monitor’

    ‘Tamils in Norway should take hint from question posed by former peace monitor’

    The judicial model being advocated by the Sri Lankan State following the UNHRC Resolution in Geneva is set to cause headache for Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as soon as Colombo summons the former Norwegian peace envoys as witnesses in what is being interpreted largely as a domestic mechanism with international ‘assistance’, writes Christian Ranheim, a…

    TamilNet - Oct 23 12:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, Norway, History ]

  • Can the ‘unknown angel’ deliver? - Erik Solheim

    Can the ‘unknown angel’ deliver? -  Erik Solheim

    Anyone who two months back bet on Maithripala Sirisena winning the presidential election in Sri Lanka would be a millionaire. Most international experts expected former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to win and strengthen his family rule. He controlled the resources of the state to fund his election campaign and administered thousands of buses to transport people to…

    The Hindu - Jan 15 15:23 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Norway, WarCrimes ]

  • SL and Norway firm forms JV to build GRP Fiberglass products

    SL and Norway firm forms JV to build GRP Fiberglass products

    The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recently facilitated the formation of a joint venture between a Sri Lankan firm and the Norwegian firm, which established a new entity to build GRP Fiberglass products. Accordingly, Klaro Lanka Limited and VPI Norway signed the Joint Venture agreement at the Ceylon Chamber premises, which will see an initial investment of $ 312,500. …

    FT - Dec 24 15:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, SriLanka, Economy ]

  • Sri Lanka president knew of payments to rebels: envoy

    Sri Lanka president knew of payments to rebels: envoy

    A peacebroker accused of helping to fund Sri Lanka's separatist war acknowledged Monday that Tamil rebels had been induced to engage in the peace process but said payments were made with the government's blessing. "Norway made economic resources available to the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) peace secretariat in order to assist them in engaging more fully with the ongoing peace…

    AFP - Nov 17 13:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, History, SriLanka ]

  • Norwegian Peace Envoy Ready to Testify in Sri Lanka Rights Probe

    A Norwegian politician known for facilitating a peace initiative between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government a decade ago, today said he is ready to testify in an international investigation on alleged human rights abuses during the brutal civil war. In an interview with the 'Ceylon Today' newspaper in Colombo, Erik Solheim said, "I will stand witness before any…

    PTI - Jun 09 07:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, UN, WarCrimes ]

  • Norway tells Lanka: Respect Vienna Convention

    Norway has asked Sri Lanka to comply with “well established international rules on diplomatic immunity” after a Colombo Court ruled that the former Norwegian Ambassador and three officials did not have immunity in a huge transaction involving an NGO. Norway’s Ambassador Grete Lochen said yesterday that her government had held the position that the Vienna…

    Sunday Times - May 19 16:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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  • Norway court jails Indian parents in 'child abuse' case

    Norway court jails Indian parents in \'child abuse\' case

    A court in Norway has convicted an Indian couple for abusing their seven-year-old son. Chandrasekhar Vallabhaneni, a software professional, was sentenced to 18 months in jail. His wife Anupama was sent to jail for 15 months. The couple were charged with "gross or repeated maltreatment" of their son and found guilty of burning and hitting the child with a belt. …

    BBC - Dec 05 05:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway ]

  • Norway backs UN resolution against Sri Lanka

    Norway has joined other nations in calling for an investigation into civilian deaths in the country’s long and bloody civil war. The UN resolution wants answers to questions about, among other things, what happened to the thousands killed in the last months of the war. “There are many who wonder what happened to their loved ones,” Erik Solheim, Norway’s…

    Norway International Network - Feb 23 16:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, UN, WarCrimes ]

  • Norway In Sri Lanka: A Tale Of The Failed Peace Process – Analysis

    What can India learn from the Norwegian experience? It is unfortunate that India did not have any such evaluation report after its unsuccessful IPKF mission in Sri Lanka even though it paid a huge cost.The Norwegian experience also forewarns India to think about a balanced approach combining hard and soft power resources while engaging in any peace process. If India…

    IPCS - Dec 11 12:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, India, Norway ]

  • India emerges as main designer of ‘Asian Model’ in Norway report

    India emerges as main designer of ‘Asian Model’ in Norway report

    The Norway report on the failed peace in Sri Lanka, concluding that Asian powers in pursuance of military solution were a reason for the failure, cautions that this model of ‘conflict resolution’ will challenge future Norwegian-style mediations. India’s role in the genocidal model of conflict resolution is not adequately discussed in the report, yet bits and…

    TamilNet - Nov 19 05:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Norway, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka’s Fear Psychosis

    Sri Lanka’s Fear Psychosis

    Norwegian journalist Correspondent for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation sat across from me in my office last Tuesday. Norwegian Broadcasting is state owned and the largest media organization in Norway, BUT with absolutely no interference in editorial content. For a population of 5 million people the network which includes radio and television has an audience of one…

    Sunday Leader - Nov 12 23:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Media, Norway, WarCrimes ]

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  • Norway granted $366m to Sri Lanka

    Norway has granted 2.5 billion NOK ($366million) to Sri Lanka from 1997-2009, a report issued by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) stated. The money has been provided to the Sri Lankan government, Norwegian and Sri Lankan non governmental organisations (NGOs) and the Tamil Tigers, according to Norad evaluation report on Sri Lanka’s peace process.…

    BBC Sinhala - Nov 11 15:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • ‘LTTE rout to mar future Norway-style mediation’

    Sri Lanka's determination to cock a snook at the West and crush the LTTE with the backing of Asian countries will make Norwegian type mediation difficult in future conflict zones. So says a Norwegian government sponsored study into why Norway failed to bring peace in Sri Lanka despite investing so much over 12 long years. The report was released here Friday. …

    IANS - Nov 11 14:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, India, Norway ]

  • India wanted LTTE 'put in its place': Norway report

    Even as it publicly advocated peace when the Sri Lankan conflict was raging, India quietly informed Norway that the LTTE must be "put in its place", reveals a Norwegian government sponsored study on why the peace process failed in the island nation. "India criticizes Norway in private meetings for being too 'LTTE friendly' and underlines the need to 'put the LTTE in…

    Hindustan Times - Nov 11 13:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, India, Norway ]

  • Norway peace evaluation comes ahead of LLRC report

    The long awaited evaluation of the Norwegian peace process in Sri Lanka will be presented at Litteraturhuset, Wergelandssalen tomorrow (11), with the participation of one-time US Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Lee Armitage, the then peace negotiator, Milinda Moragoda and top Indian journalist, M. R. Narayan Swamy. Moragoda’s negotiating team included, Prof. G.…

    Island - Nov 10 10:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Norway, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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