MR alleges Norway funded LTTE

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has demanded that the Norwegian government must probe the funding of the LTTE during the island's three-decade civil war, alleging that Norway financed Tamil Tigers.

“They (Norway) gave money to the LTTE. The Norwegian government must investigate. We have evidence on how they funded the terrorists,” Rajapaksa said addressing a political gathering in Kurunegala. 

He specifically blamed former Norwegian minister and peace facilitator Erik Solheim for backing the LTTE. 

"This man Solheim is now planning to give evidence against us in Geneva," Rajapaksa said referring to the ongoing UN Human Rights Council's investigation on war crimes committed by both the LTTE and government forces during the final phase of the civil war that ended in 2009. 

Rajapaksa, who opted for a military solution to the conflict, quit the Norwegian-led peace process during the height of his successful war effort which crushed the LTTE. 

He alleged that Solheim and the Norwegians discouraged him on pursuing the war saying the LTTE was an invisible military outfit that could never be defeated. (PTI)

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  • Raspi Monday, 17 November 2014 08:54 AM

    We smell desperation

    Sami Monday, 17 November 2014 09:34 AM

    Probe requested by MR will bring KP under spotlight.

    Sangaralingham Monday, 17 November 2014 10:20 AM

    Country need true srilankan

    Freebird Saturday, 15 November 2014 10:29 PM

    we were begging Norway that time and now blaming them. via DM Android App

    tony Saturday, 15 November 2014 10:51 PM

    ACCORDING TO YOU NORWAY FUNDED LTTE THEN. NOW YOU ARE DEALING WITH LTTE SUPPORTERS WITH GOVT CONTRACTS

    shahul hameed Saturday, 15 November 2014 10:54 PM

    MR also must take care of those fake religious groups who try to create religious disharmony and bring more problems MR before the election.

    antonsunil77 Saturday, 15 November 2014 11:05 PM

    file a case against him in the world criminal courts or in Geneva human rights commission

    Hash Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:15 AM

    Subjects pertaining to the War are suddenly cropping up from no where. Reminding the public about war again for a free ride across the finishing line ?

    Francis Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:17 AM

    Norway is now funding the BBS

    Jonny Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:48 AM

    Come on man, start from your back yard before going to Norway for an investigation.

    Ram Sunday, 16 November 2014 02:15 AM

    This is NATO . No Action Talk Only. If GOSL cannot take Norway to court ask them to close the embassy and go home

    Nims Sunday, 16 November 2014 02:49 AM

    It is not secret how the Norwegians supported the LTTE. May be you were begging. So use the word "I". Only man who had a backbone to crush the LTTE was MR. As a true Sinhalese I respect him for that.

    gobbaya Sunday, 16 November 2014 03:44 AM

    file a case against him at the Hague then you and the cabal can go there to testify as witnesses....a one way ticket would suffice...since the place has ample accommodation for new comers....... via DM Android App

    Yuri Sunday, 16 November 2014 04:03 AM

    MR now you starting the button for Self-immolation. all we wanted.

    Kukul mas Sunday, 16 November 2014 04:38 AM

    Why would Norway want to fund Ltte? What would they have gained?.

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Sunday, 16 November 2014 05:28 AM

    Rajapakse would not make a public statement like this if he cannot prove it. He now should bring out the evidence. This should also go to India since TESO and TELO have been resurrected in Tamil Nadu and New Delhi does nothing.

    Flirty Sunday, 16 November 2014 06:01 AM

    Another election gimmick

    Nissanka Sunday, 16 November 2014 06:16 AM

    Does that justify funding a banned organization? Anyway Govt will have to reveal the truth with evidence.

    gamini Sunday, 16 November 2014 07:12 AM

    So for that you want the executive presidency remains as it is. via DM Android App

    Lovesri Sunday, 16 November 2014 07:30 AM

    Norway funded LTTE to fight against Buddhist. Now they support BBS to fight against minorities, which backed by..

    Punchirala Sunday, 16 November 2014 08:01 AM

    What about your story in the first Presidential election you contested. It is a well known fact. MR you are living in a glass house.

    jay Sunday, 16 November 2014 08:05 AM

    LTTELTTELTTE A broken record via DM Android App

    sarath Sunday, 16 November 2014 08:48 AM

    Why are you complaining only when they will give evidence against you and family. Close the Norwegian embassy now if you dare.

    Mad-Hawa Sunday, 16 November 2014 08:54 AM

    You have made sure the taking control of judges and corrupt politician of legislator giving our money too. Now talking rubbished

    TJ Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:19 AM

    During the last presidential election, the LTTE was funded by Srilankans to force people to abstain from voting

    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:38 AM

    If Sri Lanka LTTE can be funded by Sri Lanka, whats wrong if LTTE is funded by Norway.

    Lodda Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:40 AM

    It is useless telling these things at a political rally in a village in SL. Pl take it up at UN level.

    Enough Enough Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:45 AM

    why you can not say Norway supports fund for other Group in sri lanka...Why are you silent on that. During election only now you make this story just blame Mr. Ranil Finaly. But people are not fool to listen to this. We need a change one family ruling this country

    mack Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:48 AM

    enough lies sir we all know ur dealings with Prebakaran and LTTE via DM Android App

    Iwanna know Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:40 PM

    other group means BBS?

    DM Reader C-Dis Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:47 PM

    what about BBS? why no talk or pinpoint for that Mr,president, they also get the fund. if you comment something it should be fair for all.

    R.dias Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:45 PM

    IT WAS LTTE THEN.....IT IS ALSO LTTE NOW.....what a pathetic Leadership ..


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