Norway urges attention on precarious situation for civilians in conflict zone

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 April 2009, 12:03 GMT]
"All attention must now be directed towards the precarious situation for the civilians trapped in the conflict zone, and to end the fighting without further bloodshed," said a press statement issued by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo on Thursday, stating that Norway strongly condemned and regretted the incident in Oslo where the Sri Lankan Embassy building was subjected to a mob attack on 12 April 2009.

"Norway has a long-standing friendship with Sri Lanka, and all our efforts have been to work for peace within a united Sri Lanka," the statement said.

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs has personally conveyed his regrets through the Sri Lankan Embassy in Oslo and the Norwegian Police have strengthened the security at the premises of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Oslo, the press statement said adding that the police are doing everything they can to bring the culprits to justice.

"Norway has a long-standing friendship with Sri Lanka, and all our efforts have been to work for peace within a united Sri Lanka. All attention must now be directed towards the precarious situation for the civilians trapped in the conflict zone, and to end the fighting without further bloodshed."

 

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