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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2583

New Sri Lanka Ambassador Present Credentials to the King of Norway

Oslo, 03 June, (Asiantribune.com): Career Diplomat E. Rodney M. Perera, the new Sri Lanka Ambassador to Norway, presented his credentials to King Harald V, at the Royal Palace in Oslo. At the simple ceremony, the new Sri Lankan Ambassador explained to the Norwegian Head of State the aim of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government to the timely and effective action of the security forces to launch the largest hostage rescue mission in history, to free civilians held captive by the separatist terror group.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador E. Rodney M. Perera  presented his credentials to  King of Norway Harald V at  the Royal Palace in OsloSri Lanka’s Ambassador E. Rodney M. Perera presented his credentials to King of Norway Harald V at the Royal Palace in Oslo

Ambassador Perera stated that Sri Lanka is at the threshold of heralding a new era, in which all Sri Lankans are presented with a renewed opportunity for peace and development as efforts are already underway to complement the humanitarian mission with a political solution. The Government and the people of Sri Lanka are firmly committed to the vigorous pursuit of a homegrown solution acceptable to all communities in Sri Lanka.

Rodney M. Perera, the new Sri Lankan Ambassador, reiterated that “it is now opportune for the international community to focus its attention on the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of the Government in the North, in the post-conflict scenario. Sri Lanka would appreciate Norway to extend its fullest support to the Government in undertaking this endeavor. The international community, including Norway, has the important responsibility of ensuring that no terror organization operates through illegal means against the national interests of a sovereign country, with the assistance of front organizations located in foreign land.”

Norway’s monarch King Harald V agreed with the new Sri Lankan Ambassador that the time was ripe for both Norway and Sri Lanka to turn a new chapter in the 59 year old bilateral relationship for the mutual benefit of the respective peoples.

- Asian Tribune -

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