We the people of Sri Lanka condoles with the people of Norway, and the families of the victims of the dastard bombing and shooting incidents that took place in the centre of Oslo and at the youth camp near Oslo on Friday, and assures that Sri Lanka stands with the people of Norway and offers its deepest sympathies.
With over thirty years of experience we know how it felt to loss someone you love in a brutal attack as this one. Over the years families belongs to every ethnic group in Sri Lanka suffered because of the uncivilized brutal terrorism of LTTE. But unfortunately the European community and especially Norway didn’t understand the bitter truth of terrorism. They enforced us in every possible way to start peace talk with the terrorists. When Osama Bin Laden attacked USA and bombs blasted in London it was pure terrorist attack, there were no enforce to start peace talk with Osama Bin Laden.
A retired Norwegian crusader F. Rovik is bold enough to speak out and say that they owe an apology to Sri Lanka and other Countries suffering from terrorism.” The time is long overdue to issue a complete apology to the people of Sri Lanka and other Nations where Norwegian funds have been used to prolong or create conflicts”.
F. Rovik - A Norwegian retired crusader against terrorism in a statement went on to say as follows:
Friday 22nd July 2011 will be remembered in Norwegian history as the tragic day where one our worst tragedies have befallen. During my years working for NAT, I could say to the Norwegian Government and to the Norwegian politicians… we already told you so?
Anyhow I am indeed very sad that we were not able to communicate to Norwegian politicians about the dangers of providing a safe haven for terrorist and funding terrorists.
Norwegian nationalists hate the Norwegian foreign policy and mismanagement of Norway’s huge oil wealth. Nationalists are in all political parties and most of them used peaceful methods to get their views known.
Nationalists are of the opinion that the country’s wealth should be used to help the Norwegian poor, sick and retired, instead of buying positions for Norwegian politicians in the UN and other international organizations.
During my work in NAT we were approached by many weird and extremists, some of them were Nationalists. We told them to solve the problems using a word processor instead of using guns and bombs.
Anders Behring Breivik is a 32 year old Norwegian Nationalist. He is a member of the Norwegian Free Masonry order at the Johannes Chapter.
He has anti-Islamic views. He had police permit to have guns and legally was in the possession of a Glock pistol, shotgun and a rifle. His military background is limited to the mandatory 12 month service that all Norwegian males have to do.
Through his company GEOFARM he had access to huge amount of fertilizer that is likely to have been used in the bomb targeting the Norwegian Prime minister's office.
The motive seems to be political and his frustration of the Norwegian Left-wing government of alleged mismanagement of Norway. The terrorist attack is not done due to insanity, but a carefully planned act of terrorism. He has no excuse for committing this atrocity against innocent people.
For the Norwegians, the terrorist attacks are a wake-up call. Now they know what terror is. Even though the acts of terror lasted only for a day, but they should get some idea of what life has been for the Sri Lankan’s who have lived with the Norwegian supported LTTE terrorism for more than 25 years.
What can Norway learn from this tragic act of terrorism and how can we avoid it happening again?
Norway should stop providing a safe haven for terrorist and war criminals.
We should respect people, nations and religions. Why do we need to see cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, when we now this offend a lot of Muslims?
Norway must stop acting as they have monopoly on common sense and involve themselves in every conflict and war in nations where we are clueless of the origin of the conflict.
The Norwegian politicians should respect human rights; stop doing the opposite of their election promises to the poor and needy.
The time is long overdue to issue a complete apology to the people of Sri Lanka and other Nations where Norwegian funds have been used to prolong or create conflicts.
Why can’t we use some of our wealth to compensate for the damages we were responsible in foreign countries instead of using our money to bomb Libya back to the Stone Age?
My condolences goes to the all the victims and their families of these horrific acts of terrorism.
Sandun joined Lanka Help Magazine as a contributor in June, 2011. He has been consistently writing articles to our magazine. Many useful articles of this site are under Sandun's name.
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