In both countries, home to large Tamil communities, a new focus on using democratic means to address grievances.
The government says the war is in its last stages, as thousands of civilians remain trapped in the conflict zone.
The government stripped Norway of its peace-broker role after Tamil protesters attacked the Sri Lankan embassy in Oslo.
Mohammed Momin Khawaja, the first man convicted under Canada's anti-terror laws, was involved with foiled bomb plot in Britain.
The Secretary of State also calls for a 'fresh start' with Russia.