Norwegian Peace facilitator Erik Solheim is due to respond against the accusations that President Rajapaksa levelled against him a few days ago when he alleged that Solheim was actively facilitating LTTE funding.
After reading Tisaranee Gunasekara’s article “Elections, Mahinda And The Tiger“, Solheim responded to the allegations yesterday, through a message on his official Twitter handle @SolheimDAC in which he has stated that he will ‘set the truth straight’ today with concern to the accusations levelled against him.
‘President Rajapaksa tells lies about me as election approaches. I will set the truth straight tomorrow’
President Rajapaksa tells lies about me as election approaches. I will set the truth straight tomorrow: https://t.co/askRp3Y7UP
— Erik Solheim (@SolheimDAC) November 16, 2014
Solheim’s response via Twitter is made just a day after President Rajapaksa accused him of funding the LTTE during a rally in Kurunegala. He had gone on to state that the Norwegian government should launch an investigation into Solheim’s alleged dealings with the LTTE and of how he intervened in facilitating the funding for the terrorist group.
President Rajapaksa during his address had further criticized Solheim for backing the LTTE and concerning his willingness to give evidence before the OHCHR led investigation against Sri Lanka.