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Norway must follow the European Union and proscribe the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) in the country says a Norwegian parliamentarian. Chairman of the Defence and Security committee of the opposition Conservative Party, Peter Gitmark says that it is wrong to allow the Tamil Tigers to operate in Norway.

Confirming the recent detention of a leading LTTE activist by the Norwegian police, the MP says Perimpanayagam Sivaparan, also known as Nediyawan is wanted by the police of the Netherlands.

"We have an investigative team coming from the Netherlands to question him. I also hope the Norwegian police would be able to interrogate this man to shed information on the LTTE activities in the Norway", said Gitmark.

"LTTE was a major player in the civil war in Sri Lanka. UN report on the civil war has condemned both the government and the LTTE in the strongest of words when it comes to war crimes".

He also claimed that there are recent reports of LTTE illegal fundraising in the Norway.

"I think it is not in the interest of the people of Sri Lanka for the LTTE to raise money in Norway and other places to renew its violent struggle against the government of Sri Lanka." The Conservative Party MP told the BBC.

UN report on the civil war has condemned both the government and the LTTE in the strongest of words when it comes to war crimes

"There had been numerous recent reports on the LTTE raising money in the Norway. I have urged the Norwegian police to take immediate action to see if this is the case and if that is the case to punish the responsible".

Dutch police however had not revealed the details of the interrogation of Nediyawan.

In April 2010, Police in Netherlands arrested several Tamil community leaders in the country.

Computers, paperwork, phones, documents, photos, DVDs and a sum totalling more than 40,000 Euros were seized.

"Among the suspects are the leaders of various organisations of Tamils in the Netherlands, which probably play a role in the international network of the LTTE," the justice ministry said in a statement.

Leaders of the Tamil Co-ordinating Committee (TCC), the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO), the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO), the Tamil Women Organisation (TWO) and the Tamil Arts and Cultural Organization Netherlands (TKCO), are believed to be among the suspects.

Norwegian parliamentarian Peter Gitmark also blamed the government of Sri Lanka for continues violation of human rights.  (BBCSinhala)
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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:15 AM

    At last a voice of reason from terrorist-sympthatic country of Norway. Unless they get rid of LTTE remnants living in their country under many pretexts and front organizations, there will be No Way forward for the country. The only thing is the country might lose a lot of scavengers, coolies and errand boys!

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:19 AM

    Now they understand !.

    bada-uda-gemmba Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:31 PM

    Norway has many desolate islands scattered close to the Artic-- ideally send them there and make sure they do not esacpe... in boats!!!

    Sam Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:37 PM

    That means BLUE !, same as SLFP colour.

    UK Tamil Boy Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:17 AM

    Two years ago,SL government said that there was no LTTE.
    but now, you asked Norway to ban LTTE??

    LOL Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:09 AM

    FBI, take this guy, he knows who and how they did...

    MODARAJAH SEENIRUBAN Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:14 AM

    You seem to say LTTE is running the country Norway. Call it Eelam then.

    cracko Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:16 AM

    Banning LTTE is of no use. See what happens in UK, USA and Europe. Remember Oxford lecture?

    ttj Sunday, 22 May 2011 01:08 AM

    mad patriote every where shame. norway and sri lanka/

    nishika Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:31 AM

    We did not ask. They themselves request it. Sometimes they may feel the taste of LTTE goons.

    iknow your facts Sunday, 22 May 2011 02:36 AM

    According to madras uni tamil dictionary eelam means land of the sinhalese

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:15 AM

    LTTE collect tax from the Norwegian Tamils ​​through norwegian annual tax list.

    UK Tamil Boy Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:36 AM

    Why are you crying Mr..

    senthilkumar Sunday, 01 January 2012 06:39 AM

    New ltte born in six months

    Louisa Saturday, 21 May 2011 05:32 AM

    Excellent & its nice to see a 'terrorist haven' waking up to the real deal. Ban all these so called organizations and fronts. As you can see they are not little saints that they portray themselves to be.

    Black Mamba Saturday, 21 May 2011 02:32 PM

    Why waste our breath? The Norwegians will have to ban them in the near future when they try to carve a piece of Eelam there!!!

    ajith Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:02 AM

    I would love to see the LTTE foam a separate state in Norway.

    Matara Kolla Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:07 AM

    Norwegien politicians are waking up to realities. Better late than never.

    Niroshan Senanayake Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:20 AM

    According to this statement
    "LTTE was a major player in the civil war in Sri Lanka. UN report on the civil war has condemned both the government and the LTTE in the strongest of words when it comes to war crimes".
    this is punishment for LTTE so becareful after kind of several actions to convince the world they do the right thing they'll (NATO/UN) will push the world to take action againest Sri Lanka.

    MH-NZ Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:06 AM

    High time norway realised the gravity of the tamil tigers who illegally raised money to violate the human rights of all Sri Lankans.Today many families have lost their loved ones due to this funding and these tamils also is a huge threat to norway so eradicate those tamil ghoons now before they ask for a ealam state in norway

    TTJ Saturday, 21 May 2011 02:51 PM

    that is your ream. you can in SL.

    Epa Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:11 AM

    One day they must get the return with bonus like Rajiv and Premadsa.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:36 AM

    LTTE must ban in Norway. Tax Database Hacked by LTTE to collect tax through tax office info.

    jonybug Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:42 AM

    Yes they can call it "Neelam"

    Konde Bendapuchhena Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:55 AM

    Now they start to feel bitter part I guess

    ajith Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:59 AM

    Eric Solheim is the main culprit who and add fuel to Fire and gave lost hopes to Tamils.
    He should be tried first.....

    Lanke Banda Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:04 AM

    What One Sow's One Reaps :- Lord Buddha 2600 yrs ago.

    Mahinda Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:09 AM

    There could not be an Eelam state in Norway. There could only be a Tamil state but no Eelam since Eelam refers to the island of Sri Lanka.

    DeSelva Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:44 AM

    wha tis LTTE

    Fanam Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:50 AM

    We at least know where they are and someone else is taking care of them. we dont need to worry as long as they dont come to SL.


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