Tagged: Sri Lanka

Assistance to flood victims in Sri Lanka

Norway is to give NOK 6 million in assistance to the flood victims in Sri Lanka. “There are huge humanitarian needs. We want to do what we can to help people return to their...

Nordic Foreign Ministers meet in Reykjavik

The five Nordic Ministers of Foreign Affairs will meet in Reykjavik, Iceland on Tuesday. During their meeting the ministers will discuss the Stoltenberg report on Nordic foreign and security policy cooperation. The report was commissioned...

Norwegian Foreign Minister: Sri Lanka needs to win the peace

  The Norwegian government says that now that the Sri Lankan government forces have declared victory over the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka must win the peace and provide help to the civilian victims. “Our thoughts are with all those...

Norway requests more active UN engagement in Sri Lanka

  Norway condemns the hostilities in Sri Lanka and believes the UN should be more actively engaged. Erik Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development, commented, “A humanitarian ceasefire in Sri Lanka...

Norway says Sri Lanka mediation ended long ago

  Norway has not been able to have a mediation role in Sri Lanka’s civil war since the peace process broke down three years ago, a top Norwegian diplomat said April 14. “We cannot...

Sri Lanka strip Norway of peace-broker role

COLOMBO (AFP) — Sri Lanka on Monday stripped Norway of its role as broker of the island’s moribund peace process, a government official told AFP. The decision comes as the Sri Lankan government says...

Tamils call on Norway to act over Sri Lanka conflict

On April 10 about 400 hundred Tamils staged a demonstration in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo. They were calling on Norway to intervene and to halt the conflict between the Sri Lankan...

Sri Lankan Tamils on hunger strike in Oslo

On April 8 about 20 Sri Lankan Tamils held a hunger strike outside Norway’s government offices in Oslo, which they had blocked for the second straight day. Hundreds of Norwegian Tamils urging Norwegian government to...