Following an independent commission report that Norway police could have prevented all or part of a bombing and shooting spree by Anders Behring Breivik last year that killed 77, most of whom were teenagers, the Norwegian police chief Øystein Mæland resigned on Thursday, Reuters said. Norwegian government has also appointed an independent commission to investigate the failure of Norway’s peace facilitation in Sri Lanka that ended in genocide of Eezham Tamils. The commission report found fault with the peace facilitators for not withdrawing from the facilitation to tell the truth to the world, despite anticipations of the outcome. Mr. Erik Solheim, a leading facilitator didn’t resign, but was removed by his party ‘to give room to younger talents’. There was neither penitence nor any changes in Norway’s policy towards the question of Eezham Tamils.
The independent commission on the massacre case in Norway has said that intelligence services could have learned about Breivik’s plans months before the attack when he purchased bomb-making components, and that police had enough information to stop him as he made his way from the bombing scene to the youth camp.
Breivik insists that he is not insane as argued by prosecutors and that he committed the massacre of the youngsters participating the Labour Party youth camp, as young as 14, since he considered them as fair targets to drive in his point of political ideology, i.e., Norwegian ethnic purity, news reports said.
Sri Lanka’s president Mahinda Rajapaksa, abetted by India and the International Community of Establishments, committed a well-planned genocide without witnesses to achieve Sri Lanka belonging to the Sinhalese. The concerned outside establishments considered Eezham Tamils as a fair as well as an easy target to set precedents, political observers say.
The Norwegian government upholds multiculturalism and denounces the massacre in its country. But the multicultural outlook facilitated genocide in the island of Sri Lanka and it is still not accepted as genocide by Norway.