THE LTTE IS UPSET OVER NORWAY AS THEY THINK EVEN THEIR DEAREST FRIEND IS LEAVING THEM
By Walter Jayawardhana
The pro-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) website, The Tamil
Net, is so angry with Norway these days and they do not think Norway
is such a good friend after all.
In an editorial, that reflects the LTTE hierarchys thinking the
Tamil Net asked, Why a country such as Norway should take side
against an ongoing struggle of a people, by officially coming out with
statements on territorial integrity? By the struggle , the opinion
piece means the current war between them and the Sri Lanka armed forces.
Their reference to territorial integrity is Norways support for
the Sri Lankan territorial integrity.
In a strongly worded opinion column written by Chivanadi, the LTTEs
unofficial organ obviously expressed its growing frustration of backstabbing
by friends such as Norway in the midst of the worst crisis it is facing
currently, i.e. the loss of bastion after bastion in the ongoing war.
"The policies guiding our engagement with Sri Lanka remain firm
and will not change. Norway is committed to assist Sri Lanka in finding
a solution to the ethnic conflict while respecting the countrys
The pro-LTTE editorial chided Norway by telling, Whatever the
compulsions may be, such a stand is likely to seriously affect the image,
reputation and the role of Norway as a just facilitator of peace. Todays
world badly needs at least a few sane, neutral and upright countries
as a last refuge of oppressed peoples all over the world.
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