I'm returning to Sri Lanka, after working in Norway for 2.5 years. Wondering what options I have in taking the pension accumulated.
You seem to be out of luck!
If you have worked in Norway, you are only able to get your pension once you reach retirement age (67) if you have worked in Norway for more than 3 years. This webpage from the University of Oslo for its international employees explains this:
3 years of employment is required to get a pension from the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and the National Pension Fund (one year for EEA-citizens)
And under the What happens when you leave section:
- Pension contributions can not be transferred to any other pension fund or refunded to contributers moving abroad.
- Contributions will only be paid out when the contributor reaches retirement age according to Norwegian law.
So even if you worked there for 3 years, you could not get the money refunded, but would have to wait until you reach retirement age and then contact the Norwegian authorities to claim your pension.