Independence Day of Finland

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Finland in Norway H.E Godfrey Cooray and Staff of the Embassy convey best wishes and warm felicitations to the people and the Government of Finland on the occasion of the Independence Day of Republic of Finland, 6 December 2021.

Ambassador N.L Godfrey Cooray presents Credentials to the President of Iceland

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.

Following the 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.

Ambassador 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.

Appreciation to a donation given by a group of Sri Lankans living in Norway and Foreign Countries to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children

A group of Sri Lankans living in Norway along with their friends and family living in Australia, Europe, Middle East and North America have joined to donate an AIRVO -2, high flow oxygen therapy machine to Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH), Sri Lanka. The donation was handed over to LRH through Foreign Ministry in Colombo. Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Norway H.E Godfrey Cooray and the staff of the Embassy coordinated the donation and arranged for dispatch to Sri Lanka.