WILL NORWAY EVER BAN HER ADOPTED CHILD LTTE?
Posted on May 24th, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge

May be agitation to ban LTTE in Norway would never have crossed the minds of the Sri Lankan governments or any other world-wide anti-LTTE organizations as Norway has been the adopted home of LTTE. I may be wrong as I don’t remember seeing/reading any demand to ban LTTE in Norway though there were umpteen numbers of letters/articles written against Norway and Eric Solheim for their cordial relationship with the LTTE. But it was taken for granted with Eric Solheim as a peace facilitator who has been appeasing LTTE from the very beginning, giving LTTE cadres military training, taking them around Norway’s military installations, providing them with sophisticated telecommunication equipments, millions of Krones to LTTE kitty and to TRO and other LTTE proxy fronts, there wouldn’t have been an iota of chance of LTTE being banned in Norway. Even during last days of the war, Eric Solheim, the Norwegian minister has been concurring with the UN officials (John Holmes and Nambiar) and KP to save LTTE and his Leader Prabhakaran and his family from being killed/captured by the Sri Lankan forces.

The latest being a Norwegian News Paper Afterposten alleging and revealing the involvement of the Norwegian embassy in Sri Lanka helping a group of 12 active LTTE cadres with air tickets, visas and escorting them to the airport to escape to Norway.

The SL Governments over the years were successful in getting LTTE banned in USA, UK, Canada, EU Countries, India , Malaysia except Australia to date after numerous consultations, negotiations and requests, meeting rulers of the respective countries. Anti-LTTE organizations world wide also played a major role in getting LTTE banned in these countries. Since Norway was the safest haven for the LTTE (and still is) and had the Norwegian Governments’ protection and patronage to LTTE, it would have thought that even requesting the ban of LTTE in Norway would be a fruitless effort.

Be that as may, Perinpanayagam Sivaparan aka Nediyawan, the LTTE leader in Norway had a plain and safe sailing in that country as LTTE wasn’t a banned terrorist outfit in Norway until the Dutch Police wanted him for interrogation for possible funding of the LTTE from the Netherlands for some time and he is being interrogated in Oslo District Courts.

It is now interesting to note after a couple of decades in slumber, Chairman of the Defense and Security committee of the opposition Conservative Party Peter Gitmark has open the can of worms in Norway and according to BBC reports, he has expressed it was wrong to allow the Tigers to operate in Norway. He also alleged to have said that he hoped the Norwegian Police will also be able to interrogate the man (Nediyawan- emphasis by me) and shed light on the LTTE activities within Norway. He has also alleged to have said quote”I think it is not in the interest of the people of Sri Lanka for the LTTE to raise money in Norway and other places to renew its violent struggle against the government of Sri Lanka,” unquote ; Mr. Gitmarks’s good intentions had come rather late as horse has already bolted from the stable but yet again it’s never too late as it was coming from a horse’s mouth. Mr. Gitmark should ask these questions from Eric Solheim who is a minister and closely associated with LTTE to throw more lights on his comments. Norway is one of the countries that nurtured the LTTE terrorists, turned a blind eye of LTTE’s illegal operations, fund raising, extortions, drug trafficking, procurement of arms and in other words who oiled the LTTE engine continuously. However, though it’s too late as hundreds thousands of lives were lost, it is still not too late for MP Gitmark to fight the case until LTTE is banned as terrorist outfit in Norway. The LTTE remnants among the Tamil Expatriates in Norway continue to raise funds for LTTE willingly and unwillingly, thro extortions, drug and human cargo smuggling to continue until they achieve their “Eelam”. Of course, it will be a day dream only.

Mr. Gitmark needs Sri Lankan Government’s unstinted support in his endeavour to get Norway to ban LTTE as a terrorist outfit by endorsing EU stand, so that their illegal activities within Norway could be monitored. But will Norway ever ban her adopted child LTTE?

Malin Abeyatunge

 

4 Responses to “WILL NORWAY EVER BAN HER ADOPTED CHILD LTTE?”

  1. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Managing the enormous wealth accumulated by the LTTE, as well as the businesses owned by them is a major issue. No single person could take over these assets and therefore, the expatriate tamils have a reason to keep alive their organisations, if not for anything, but at least to manage these assets and of course profit by it.
    Who are the lucky ones eating into this wealth? Politicians, journalists and various overseas Tamil organisation Committee members???
    Who are the suckers and losers? The ordinary tamil people contributing to these funds and made to demonstrate on the streets of the West.

  2. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Ranil Wickramasinghe never allow Norway to discard LTTE!

  3. jay-ran Says:

    This is the truth of the matter!!!
    “It is now interesting to note after a couple of decades in slumber, Chairman of the Defense and Security committee of the opposition Conservative Party Peter Gitmark has open the can of worms in Norway and according to BBC reports, he has expressed it was wrong to allow the Tigers to operate in Norway. He also alleged to have said that he hoped the Norwegian Police will also be able to interrogate the man (Nediyawan- emphasis by me) and shed light on the LTTE activities within Norway. He has also alleged to have said quote“I think it is not in the interest of the people of Sri Lanka for the LTTE to raise money in Norway and other places to renew its violent struggle against the government of Sri Lanka,”

    Sri Lanka predominantly is a Buddhist country where over 70% are Buddhists and MAJORITY OF THEM ARE VERY VERY INNOCENTS CIVILIANS.
    How many of such civilians,Young Buddhists Novices,village children and pregnant mothers etc etc, WERE BRUTALLY HATCHED TO DEATH BY THESE MURDERERS during the last 3 decades???All the IC Pundits of West were dead silent on those atrocities. RANIL & HIS CLIQUE ARE MANILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.
    Ultimately the very supporters are EXPOSED VERY BADLY at a time when the CROCKED, BACK BONELESS UNSG creating a report without the APPROVAL of the Security Council or UN, and the West trying to nail Sri Lankan Leaders,many crocked dealings are getting exposed PROVING BEYOND DOUBTS, The Lord Buddha’s Preachings DITTA DHAMMA VEDANIE KARMA!
    Also proving Newton’s Law that “EVERY ACTION HAS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION”
    Some remarkable happening who were pointing their dirty fingers at SL leaders aginst SL defeating LTTE,since of late:
    1) S(M)illiband, his PM and the party who were trying to save Praba were totally defeated in Parliamentary election,
    2) UNP,JVP and the likes who were secretly helping LTTE got humiliated at several recent electins in SL.,
    3) Billionare Rajaratnam who financed LTTE with millions of dollars got caught with his pants down and in jail,
    4) US media revealing LTTE funding US high ranking public figures,who were also pointing their fingers at SL leaders
    5) Many LTTE fund raisers in many countries getting exposed,
    INCLUDING ABOVE MAIN STORY!!!
    We Sri Lankans are so proud to have got a PRESIDENT LIKE HON MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE,who fought against many odds and finally was able to defeat the terrorist menace in Sri Lanka.

  4. S de Silva Says:

    Yes indeed, “requesting the ban of LTTE in Norway would be a fruitless effort.” It would have aslo been a very ironical situation indeed when our Ranil having brought in Noway I believe without the consent of SL parliament to ‘negotiate’ between the GoSL and the LTTE then ban it instead!!! With the wisdom coming from perfect hindsight there are many things we should NOT have done and the CFA via Norway is just one of them. – S de Silva – London

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