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Ambassador Cooray presents Letters of Credence to King Harald V

Ambassador Godfrey Cooray with King Harald V.
Ambassador Godfrey Cooray with King Harald V.

Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Norway, Godfrey Cooray, presented the Letters of Credence to King Harald V on June 22 at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The Ambassador was received in Royal audience by King Harald V, following the presentation, the Embassy stated in a press release issued yesterday.

The Ambassador conveyed greetings from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the good health and happiness of the King; and for the peace, prosperity and happiness of the people of Norway. Ambassador Cooray also briefed the King on the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka following the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted that President Rajapaksa has taken steps to control the situation.

Ambassador Cooray pointed out to the King that the technology and expertise related to the fisheries sector in Norway is the best in the world. As both countries are surrounded by the ocean, he emphasised that the requirement of the expertise wherewith modern technology for the development of the fisheries sector in Sri Lanka.

His Majesty has given an undertaking that he will also inform the Norwegian Fisheries Minister to take necessary steps to share expertise and assist the Sri Lanka fisheries sector. Ambassador Cooray told that the Norwegian Government, in the past, had implemented oil exploration in Sri Lanka in Pesalai and Talaimannar.

While expressing the privilege to receive the Royal audience, Ambassador Godfrey Cooray further requested King Harald V to visit Sri Lanka as proposed by the President. Ambassador Cooray had enrolled to the Bar as an Attorney-at-Law in the year 1979. He is a leading senior lawyer, with an extensive practice of 40 years, and a successful criminal and civil Senior Counsel.

Ambassador Cooray also held a position as the President of ‘Habitat for Humanity’, and is also the Senior Consultant to the Executive Advisory Board of the National Office of Catholic Social Communication in Sri Lanka.


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