2 December, 2020

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WikiLeaks: A Convicted Norwegian Murderer Is Supported By The GoSL

By Colombo Telegraph

“Bjotveit believes that Rovik is supported by the GSL, and receives funding from Sri Lankan hard-liners. For example, the GSL Ministry of Defense recently posted an op-ed from Rovik and its website also previously advertised one of Rovik’s speaking engagements.” the US Embassy Oslo informed Washington.

A personal threat to Erik Solheim |POTO: HÅKON MOSVOLD LARSEN / SCANPIX

A Leaked “CONFIDENTIAL” US diplomatic cable, dated May 02, 2007, recounts the details of a meeting the US Embassy officials has had with the Norwegian MFA Adviser in the Peace and Reconciliation Section,  Sondre Bjotveit in Oslo on April 30, 2007 .The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database which is classified by Acting DCM Kristen F. Bauer.

Under the subheading “Solheim’s Safety; Seeming GSL Endorsement of Detractor” the embassy wrote “According to Bjotveit, the PST (Norway’s primary intelligence agency) is closely following the actions of Falk Rune Rovik, an outspoken critic of Minister Solheim. Previously jailed for murder in 1997, Rovik served ten years of detention in a mental health institution. Viewed by Norwegian authorities as dangerous, he frequently speaks out against Norway’s role in the Sri Lankan press, and most recently visited Toronto, Canada, where he purportedly met with members of Amnesty International. His views, which include accusing Norway of terrorism in Sri Lanka, have proven problematic and embarrassing to the GON, particularly given that Rovik is a Norwegian citizen.”

“Bjotveit believes that Rovik is supported by the GSL, and receives funding from Sri Lankan hard-liners. For example, the GSL Ministry of Defense recently posted an op-ed from Rovik and its website also previously advertised one of Rovik’s speaking engagements. Bjotveit denied that these inflammatory efforts tacitly (if not overtly) supported by the GSL were detracting from the GON’s facilitation efforts. He admitted, however, that the Norwegian cultural predilection for dialogue was being tested by Rovik’s destabilizing actions, which the MFA has responded to in statements to Sri Lankan press.” they further wrote.

Placing a comment the embassy wrote “The GON continues to press the peace process, while recognizing that both the GSL and LTTE have violated the CFA. Rovik further complicates matters and may pose a potential threat to Solheim’s personal security. The GSL’s apparent encouragement of Rovik’s public diatribe against GON efforts is one more destabilizing factor. Although the resilient Norwegians seem calm and focused, their steadfastness to resolving the Sri Lankan crises is being sorely tested by the deepening Sri Lanka violence and Rovik’s protests.”

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    Deal with it, Norway!

    We have thousands low lifes from of the Tamil Terrorist Diaspora (TTD),who were Sri Lankan citizens prior to getting foreign citizenship, and now engaged in terrorism in Sri Lanka.

    The difference is we don’t whine. Having had this threat for thousands of years, arriving here wearing many different masks, we know. We will just face them, and happily decimate them.

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      First, better learn what is terrorism and motivation behind it. If diaspora is engaging in terrorism in SL then what SL gov is doing is more 100times of what diaspora doing..
      LOL

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        @LOL

        Go preach to the TTD about learning.

        Our sacred job is make sure that:
        a) the Elaam continues to be a colorful daydream outside SL.
        b) the members of the TTD are strategically placed between the
        a$scheeks of the foreign vultures. (Dangerous!)

        Cheers.

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    Solheim and his GONas can whine, but Svik’s group provided a treasure trove of evidence of Norway’s assistance to the LTTE, as seen here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20080324072237/http://www.svik.org/ltte.htm

    .. and lots of lovely video here: http://web.archive.org/web/20071223172519/http://www.svik.org/ltteno.htm

    My favourite is a direct quote taken from from the official Norwegian Army website in 2009, promoting an LTTE group’s visit to their base. [The link no longer works, but the words were taken from their site in 2009].

    “They [the LTTE] will retain the knowledge gained about military matters, as well as knowledge about the ways of a democratic government, as practised by the Nordic countries. Later they [the LTTE] will come up with their own ways of establishing similar practices in a peaceful Sri Lanka, alongside the Sinhalese.”

    Yes. Really. The LTTE was going to be taught “about the ways of a democratic government” by the deluded Norwegians. :) :)

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      So whats wrong in support to LTTE?If a regime like the GOSL is supported by rogue states, why not ltte?After all crimes of LTTE is nothing in scale compared to that of GOSL..

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        Going by your silly logic, ask Norway why they don’t support Al Qaeda as well then.

        Answer, Al Qaeda threatens Norway and the West.

        LTTE threatens only Sri Lanka. So, Norway prefers to preach and occupy the moral high ground.

        Hypocrisy at its’ worst.

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    When someone talks against Sri Lanka, that is free speech

    but some one talks against Norway, USA then it is extermination…

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      Well observed! Blake, Solheim… take note!

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      when you talk truth about the killing of Tamils by state and state supported thugs from 1956 it is naturally free speech.

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    Erik Solheim was the most useful idiot notoriously ungrateful LTTE ever came across.

    LTTE used & abused both Solheim and Norway on the international stage. Then threw away both like a chewing gums.

    Blood thirsty LTTE was never considered a terrorist organisation in Norway. Not even now. Can you believe it?

    However, Al Qaeda is a terrorist organisation according to the same Norwegian system. The height of hypocrisy and stupidity.

    Rovik may have had a questionable past. But, his staunch opposition to Norway’s limitless tolerance of the LTTE was much appreciated by many in Sri Lanka.

    Rovik was on the right side of Sri Lanka’s recent, traumatic history.

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      Guess what???????LTTE is not considered a terrorist organistaion in China,Russia,Iran and in South American countries…can you believe it??suprise,suprise…

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        China, Russia & Iran made sure LTTE received a severe beating from Sri Lanka. Unlike Norway.

        China, Russia & Iran have proven their disgust of the LTTE by their actions. They do not need to ban the LTTE.

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      When you consider murderous blood-thirsty Sri Lankan government as a sovereign state instead of being treated as a rogue nation, why the saviours of Tamils should be considered a Terrorist Organisation. It should be treated as liberation Organisation. If not for a fool like Bush headed US, it would not have been treated as terrorist even in US and rest of the Europe. Now Sri Lanka

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        Raja

        Why wait? Just nominate blood thirsty, racist, facist LTTE for Nobel’s Peace Prize. Norway will help you win.

        LTTE’s horrible, world’s number One slot for child soldiering might help you case as well.

        Good luck mate.

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    Norway, this is what is called the boomerang effect. You nurtured LTTE terrorists against Sri Lanka and now rattled by a single man’s speech. What are you basically? Aren’t you all sissies who even can’t counter one man’s speech. The difference we see is that this man talks facts, so you can’t counter his speech, unlike all of you plus the diaspora were talking all over the world against Sri Lanka. Did we whine like you? Never. We did what we had to do. So sissies, this is just a taste of your own medicine. Enjoy!

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    Oh, I see… ct has found some fodder to fart again.

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    LTTE will use any fool in an influential position, who would talk for money and try to not only support LTTE terorism but also destroy those who expose their dirty deeds. Rovik is a victim of LTTE sponsored propoganda against him. We have heard that Solheim went on street demonstrations in Norway with his buddy the Late Mr Anton Balasingham the LTTE terorist leader, but do we know who Sondre Bjotveit is, who is trying to destroy Rovik’s credibility, probably for exposing a corrupt Norwegian leadership dictated to by the LTTE?

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    The GOSL contains many mass murderers avoiding the international criminal court. It is therefore natural for them to associate with other mass murderer like this Norwegian, the late Gaddafi, the Iranian dictator Ahmadinajad and the Chinese dictators.

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