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Norwegian Tamils urge Norway to stop war on Vanni

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 07:56 No Comment]

13_01_09_norway_04_75048_200 More than five hundred members of Norwegian Tamils’ Federation (NTF) protested in front of Norway Foreign Ministry, Tuesday from 2:00 p.m til 3:00 p.m, demanding Norway to immediate intervene to stop the war waged on the people of Vanni by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL). "Norway has the moral responsibility to stop the war on the Tamil people in Vanni," the protestors shouted during the demonstration.

Jon Hanssen-Bauer, the Norwegian Special Envoy to Sri Lanka on receiving the memorandum presented by the protestors said that he had talked to both GoSL and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Tuesday.

The protestors placed the following requests on behalf of the Norwegian Tamils


  • Norway has the moral responsibility to intervene in this matter as it was the main actor in trying to promote peace between the warring parties.
  • Norway should urge GoSL to agree for an immediate ceasefire.
  • Norway should stop the genocide unleashed on the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

The protestors held placards displaying the above demands throughout the demonstration.



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