Norway condemns assassination of Sivanesan MP

[TamilNet, Friday, 07 March 2008, 14:31 GMT]
The Norwegian government on Friday condemned the killing of Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament K. Sivanesan of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and his driver Periyannan Maheshwararajah, following a claymore attack in the Vanni on 6 March 2008. "Attacks on members of Parliament are seriously undermining Sri Lanka’s democratic traditions and institutions. A political solution to the conflict is vital, to put an end to the spiral of violence," the Norwegian statement said.

Full text of the press release issued by the Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka follows:

07 March 2008
Norway condemns the assassination of K. Sivanesan MP

Norway strongly condemns the killing of Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament K. Sivanesan of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and his driver Periyannan Maheshwararajah, following a claymore attack in the Vanni on 6 March 2008.

Attacks on members of Parliament are seriously undermining Sri Lanka’s democratic traditions and institutions. A political solution to the conflict is vital, to put an end to the spiral of violence.

The Norwegian Government extends it's sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families of K. Sivanesan and Periyannan Maheshwararajah.


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