Visit of the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana to Oslo


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Tilak Marapana, visited Oslo for a conference on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (Ending Sexual and Gender based Violence in Humanitarian Crisis). He was accompanied the Conference by Ms. Dhammika Semasinghe, Acting Director General of Europe and Central Asia Division at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Norway, Arusha Cooray and Second Secretary, Ms. Samanmali Atalugama.

The Minister participated in the High-level panel, “Setting the standards for Prevention of and response to SGBV Progress in addressing operational challenges,” led by UNFPAs Ms. Natalie Kanem.  The Minister also held bilateral meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Hon. Ine Eriksen Søreide and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Hon. Péter Szijjártó. During his visit to Oslo, the Hon. Minister Marapana met with Sri Lankan faith and community leaders as well.