Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena today received the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, who is commencing a two-day official visit from today, at the Presidential Secretariat.
The Norwegian leader was accorded a guard of honor and a gun salute, following which the two heads of state held bilateral discussions.
Later today Ms. Solberg will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. She will also be meeting Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan.
Solberg has been invited to deliver this year’s Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture. It will take place tomorrow at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies. Prime Minister Solberg will visit a Fisheries Harbour project in Mirissa on Sunday where she will meet harbour development committee representatives. She will also visit the Galle Fort, ministry sources said.