Ambassador N.L. Godfrey Cooray presented
his Letter of Credence to H.E Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland at a
ceremony held on 10 November 2021 at the office of the President of Iceland in Reykjavík,
accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic
Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Iceland. While presenting his credentials Ambassador conveyed the
greetings from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to President of Iceland.
credentials, Ambassador Cooray and President Jóhannesson discussed areas of possible
bilateral cooperation between two countries particularly in all areas of the
blue economy and fisheries. The status of the pandemic in Sri Lanka and
ways to stem it were also discussed. Iceland's views on climate change and
renewable energy, human rights and gender equality were also mentioned.
also had bilateral meetings with Mr. Martin Eyjólfsson, Permanent Secretary of
State, Honorary Counsel of Sri Lanka, Dean of the United Nations University on
Marine and Freshwater Research Institutions and the Fisheries Training Programme,
Chairman of the Board of Icelandic Ocean Cluster, Dean of UN Geothermal Training,
Dean of UNESCO Gender Equality Studies & Training Programme and Travel
agents in Iceland.