Hon. Kjell Magne Bondevik
Prime Minister of Norway
Re: Statement in Tokyo re Peace Process in
Sri Lanka - Reuters Report May 27,2003
I am outraged by your statement that the Sri Lankan government should
be flexible to the Tamil terrorists latest demand for an
administration outside the constitution of Sri Lanka. This follows the
many reports carried in the international press regarding the Tamil
terrorists continued arms smuggling, child conscription, extortion,
murder of political opponents and innocent civilians and threats to
revert to terrorism. Is what you are advocating for Sri Lanka permissible
in Norway or is it that you have no respect for constitutions, territorial
integrity and sovereignty of countries other than Norway?
There is a perception amongst many Sri Lankans that your government's
involvement in the so called peace process in Sri Lanka
is merely a front to assist the Tamil terrorists to achieve their goal
of dividing Sri Lanka and creating a Tamil only, fascist dictatorship.
Although Norway's role is supposed to be that of a facilitator,
over the last year it has increasingly become one of "decision
maker". The Sri Lankan electorate has not given you that mandate.
Have the people of Norway given you one to support terrorists in Sri
Lanka when your country is supposed to be one of the countries supporting
the United States in their worldwide war on terrorism?
Ira de Silva