Norway looking forward to work with new Sri Lankan Government

Norway looking forward to work with new Sri Lankan Government

Norway looking forward to work with new Sri Lankan Government

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Aug, 2020 | 10:33 am

Colombo (News 1st); Norwegian Ambassador Trine Jøranli Eskedal called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on Thursday (28).

She congratulated Prime Minister Rajapaksa on winning the parliamentary election and commended the well-organized election, held in a peaceful manner with respect for Covid-19 guidelines, reported the Norwegian Embassy on its official Facebook Page.

She also noted Sri Lanka has had great success in preventing the spread of Covid-19 with early and rapid mobilization.

Ambassador Eskedal stated Norway is looking forward to working with the new government and appreciates the good bilateral relationship and long-term partnership with Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Rajapaksa and Ambassador Eskedal discussed the economic impact of Covid-19.

Ambassador Eskedal pointed out, with Covid-19, there is a need to strike the right balance between national security and individual freedoms, and expressed good wishes for the Prime Minister and the new government to use the clear mandate they have received to provide better lives and inclusive society for all Sri Lankan people.

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