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Former Norwegian peace negotiator Erik Solheim, in a series of tweets, revealed that LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had ordered the killing of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Solheim said that during discussions he had with LTTE peace negotiator Anton Balasingham, the latter had admitted that Prabhakaran ordered the killing of Rajiv Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by an LTTE suicide bomber in May 1991.

“Balasingham told me Prabhakaran admitted to the killing of Rajiv Gandhi in their private discussions. Bala was not in the slightest doubt as to who ordered the attack. Bala never lied to me. I see no reason why he would have lied on this,” Solheim tweeted.

Solheim, who was the chief Norwegian negotiator during the war, also accused Prabhakaran of failing to compromise by not accepting an offer to evacuate Tamil civilians during the final stages of the war.

“I accuse Prabhakaran of failing to compromise and not accepting the offer to evacuate Tamil civilians. It was the Sri Lanka army who indiscriminately shelled and bombed people to death. I wish we as mediators had the powers to influence the parties to make wiser decisions,” he said.

He also said that no one in the international community agreed to a separate Tamil state.

“Neither we, nor India, US, China, EU or anyone else. The aim of the peace process was a federal solution to Sri Lanka. The vast majority of Tamils would have been happy with that,” he said.

Solheim also revealed that Balasingham had predicted the LTTE could lose the East, may be even the North, because of a failed military strategy.

“Of course the Sri Lankan government and army is responsible for indiscriminately shelling and bombing Tamil civilians. Killing tens of thousands, But it is also true that we offered Prabhakaran a way out and that he refused,” he added. (Easwaran Rutnam)

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  • Sanje Friday, 28 August 2020 10:13 AM

    Since the doors are shut in SL for Him, trying his level best to grease India.- Grow up Eric- Do something constructive to a country.

    Jaffna brain Friday, 28 August 2020 10:14 AM

    Not handing over the Master Terrorist to the Sri Lankan Govt. when he was caught in Chennai Pondi Bazaar over a shooting incident was the biggest mistake India did.

    Chux Friday, 28 August 2020 10:15 AM

    We do not want any federal solution

    Jude Friday, 28 August 2020 10:24 AM

    If We'd killed Solheim long ago, then the war wouldn't have lasted 30 years!!??? Yeah!!

    Jude Friday, 28 August 2020 10:26 AM

    This guy became RICH thanks to LTTE !!

    Killi Friday, 28 August 2020 10:28 AM

    It looks like in a new avatar this man has taken upon himself the task of keeping the fires burning. Any international paymaster?

    Jude Friday, 28 August 2020 10:31 AM

    Because of Solheim the war lasted 30 years!! Every time LTTE vulnerable this Scumbag wanted peace talk and Ceasefire !!! Solheim cleary a Wolf in sheep's clothing !! YEAH!!

    Jude Friday, 28 August 2020 10:36 AM

    Hey Solheim why DON'T you MAKE a visit to SRI Lanka now!??? And what happened in the final phase in 2009 known as "Collateral Damage" !! YEAH !!

    Jude Friday, 28 August 2020 10:43 AM

    Hey Solheim, YOU were protecting and shielding globally banned terrorist out-fit!! For your criminal role YOU should be hauled to The Hauge the intl.criminal courts!! Yeah!!

    Uncle Sam Friday, 28 August 2020 11:41 AM

    He need to get a PCR test for COVID19 or may be depression due it?

    roobarbie Friday, 28 August 2020 11:46 AM

    This traitor and foreign interferer in our country now trying to wash himself clean after making a mess here. This individual should not be allowed to enter the country, ever again.

    roobarbie Friday, 28 August 2020 11:48 AM

    The man must be arrigned and put into a prison and handed over to the Indian government for hiding evidence. I hope the Indians would arrest him the moment it sets foot on indian soil.

    sach Friday, 28 August 2020 11:59 AM

    Solheim is the international relations manager of LTTE. The stupid GOSL thought he was interested in peace here.

    Gayan Friday, 28 August 2020 12:47 PM

    He is a failure. Now he seeks to pass the buck.

    Ajja Friday, 28 August 2020 04:14 PM

    Erik Solheim's questionable dealings with the Tigers and more details of the transactions, including the gifting of a six-foot TV to the TV addict Velupillai Prabhakaran and 16 million kroners handed to Anton Balasingham to buy ammunition. This was disclosed by former LTTEer Karuna Amman and the purchase of the 6' TV took place in Bangkok."

    Lankan Friday, 28 August 2020 04:26 PM

    He needs media light on him.

    kumar Friday, 28 August 2020 04:28 PM

    Solheim has done his part as peace negotiator. He don't need LTTE money or anything. Those who posted negative comments are thinking in their standards. Also no one care the utterance of ignorant war criminals.

    Nimal Friday, 28 August 2020 08:13 PM

    Where in the pipe line this news was stuck all this time Erick?

    Nimal Friday, 28 August 2020 08:14 PM

    If he knew this information before hand, but concealed it, he must be questioned by the Indian Government.

    Nimal Friday, 28 August 2020 08:15 PM

    Is this the result of his latest pow wow's with the new government?


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