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The Foreigner Sri Lanka urges Tamil Tiger veto. A group of Sri Lankan high state representatives on a visit to Norway has asked authorities to investigate and ban the Tamil Tigers. The request came amongst last week’s talks between the two countries on economic collaboration and rebuilding relations. “There are between 100 and 200 people in Norway who still sympathize with the Tamil Tigers. We know that they collect money and we fear that this money will be used to support new terrorist actions in Sri Lanka. We must prevent this from happening,” Hydropower Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said to Aftenposten.

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Sri Lanka urges Tamil Tiger veto

Published on Tuesday, 18th October, 2011 at 22:04 under the news category, by Oana Pintilie.

A group of Sri Lankan high state representatives on a visit to Norway has asked authorities to investigate and ban the Tamil Tigers.



The request came amongst last week’s talks between the two countries on economic collaboration and rebuilding relations.

“There are between 100 and 200 people in Norway who still sympathize with the Tamil Tigers. We know that they collect money and we fear that this money will be used to support new terrorist actions in Sri Lanka. We must prevent this from happening,” Hydropower Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said to Aftenposten.

Mr de Silva is part of the group comprising Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Ambassador Rodney Perera, and First Secretary Priyadarshani Karunaratne.

Communications advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Frode Overland Andersen, sums up the meeting by saying that, “The Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that violation of Norwegian law would not be allowed under any circumstances, and that this was a matter for police and prosecutors to follow up. "

“He further stressed that the Tamil community in Norway was very well integrated into Norwegian society and that Norwegian democracy protects legitimate political activity and freedom of expression.”




Published on Tuesday, 18th October, 2011 at 22:04 under the news category, by Oana Pintilie.

This post has the following tags: tamiltigers, ltte, jonasgahrstoere.





  
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