Trond Furuhovde passes away

[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 May 2006, 05:40 GMT]
Retired Major-General of Norwegian army and the first chief of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), Trond Furuhovde, has passed away at 67, in Norway on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Furuhovde made an outstanding contribution to the establishment of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and gave leadership to the monitoring mission through its crucial first year of operations.

Maj. Gen. (retd) Trond Furuhovde
Maj. Gen. (retd) Trond Furuhovde
Maj. Gen. Trond Furuhovde, who retired from his one year service (March 2002 - Feb. 2003) as Head of Mission in Sri Lanka, returned to Sri Lanka again in February 2004, when the Norwegian government re-appointed him after a controversy in November 2004 involving his successor, who was declared persona non grata by Colombo.

Maj. Gen. Furuhovde, an experienced monitor in international conflicts, has earlier served as the Force Commander of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) from 1993 - 1995.

Furuhovde, before his retirement in the Norwegian Army, headed the District Command of Trøndelag.

Furuhovde who was under medical treatment in Norway, undertook a mission to Sri Lanka as a Special Representative of the Royal Norwegian Government in October 2005 to consult with the parties.

Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were locked in "subversive war," concluded Maj. Gen. Furuhovde after his last peace mission to Sri Lanka, before the Geneva Talks.


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