Sinhala nationalists burn Norway's national flag

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 September 2004, 12:03 GMT]
Hundreds of Buddhist monks and Sinhala nationalist activists burnt Norway's national flag in front of the Norwegian embassy in Colombo Thursday, demanding that the scandinavian country should stop facilitating talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers. Sinhala nationalist protestors carrying placards and shouting slogans against Norway and the LTTE marched from the Viharamahadevi Park in central Colombo to the Norwegian embassy. "This country belongs to Sinhala Buddhists", "Kill LTTE leader Prabhaharan", the protestors shouted.

Protestors burnt Norway's national flag in front of the embassy on Ward Place, a street in the wealthy suburb of the city.

Eight Buddhist monks then went into the embassy and handed over a memorandum of fourteen questions against Norway's involvement in Sri Lanka's peace process.

The memorandum was received by a Norwegian diplomat.


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