Norway offers assistance to Sri Lanka over X-Press Pearl impact

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 in Colombo said the Norwegian experts had 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.

The contain vessel that caught fire off the Colombo Port triggered a marine environmental crisis for Sri Lanka. Fisheries activities have been barred in the area.