LNP – Norway offers remote assistance to address sea pollution

Tyronne Jayamanne – lankanewspapers.com

The Norwegian Coastal Administration has offered remote assistance in responding to marine pollution caused by X-press Pearl, Ambassador Trine Jøranli Eskedal said.

In response to a query by Daily Mirror, the Norwegian Ambassador said the Norwegian experts held a meeting with the Sri Lankan authorities. “Experts from the Norwegian Coastal Administration have offered remote assistance, and have held a meeting with relevant Sri Lankan counterparts. Norway is also exploring other avenues of possible support,” she said.

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