Prominent Norwegian politician blames Sri Lanka for violating international Law

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 February 2009, 10:14 GMT]
Deputy Leader of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Norwegian Parliament, representing the ruling Labour Party (AP), Marit Nybakk, on Monday came hard on Colombo government for violating the International Law. "Sri Lanka should adhere to the Geneva Conventions under the prevailing war conditions," she said and condemned Colombo for committing genocide. Norwegian politicians across political parties addressed Norwegian Tamils at a public meeting in Oslo and said they were concerned why Co-chairs of Sri Lanka Peace Process are yet to respond to the current phase of the crisis.

Marit Nybakk
Marit Nybakk MP, Deputy Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committe, Labour Party (AP)
Ms. Marit Nybakk, who is considered to be a right-oriented Labour politician, urged active engagement of the civil society in Norway against what was going on in Sri Lanka.

"Stronger engagement and international pressure are necessary to impress upon the government of Sri Lanka to stop its inhuman warfare at once," she added.

During the interactive session between public and representatives of all political parties in Norway, the attendees questioned Norway's inaction to the worsening situation in Tamil homeland.

Many other politicians, Kjell Veivåg (V), Laila Dåvøy (Krf), Margaret Eide Hillaestad (SP), Akhtar Chaudhry (SV) and Erling Folkevord (Rødt) participated in the meeting and shared their concerns on the lack of action by the International Community.

Margaret Eide Hillestad
Margaret Eide Hillestad, Center Party (SP)
Laila Døvøy
Laila Døvøy MP, Christian Democratic Party (KrF)
Akthar Chaudry
Akthar Chaudry MP, Socialist Leftist Party (SV)
Erling Folkevord
Erling Folkevord, Oslo city council member, Red party (Rød)
Kjell Veivåg
Kjell Veivåg, Oslo city council member, Liberal Party (Venstre)

Oslo meeting
A section of participants at the public meeting with Norwegian politicians


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