Norwegian PM’s private visit to Sri Lanka now official


Aug 12, 2016 (LBO) – Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg who is presently in Sri Lanka on a private visit, will have an official programme at the invitation of the Government on 12 and 13 August 2016, the Foreign Ministry announced.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg will be received at the Presidential Secretariat today and accorded a guard of honour and gun salute, following which she will hold bilateral discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Foreign Ministry said Prime Minister Solberg will also meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan.

Today evening, Prime Minister Solberg will deliver the 2016 Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, at the invitation of the Chairperson and Board of the Institute. This Lecture will be for invited guests.

On 13 August, Prime Minister Solberg will visit a Fisheries Harbour project in Mirissa and meet representatives of a Harbour development committee. She will also visit the Galle Fort, the Foreign Ministry further said.