Group claims Norway embassy bombing

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 May 2000, 17:17 GMT]
A group calling itself as National Front Against Tigers (NFAT) claimed responsibility for the grenades attack on the well guarded Norwegian mission in Colombo on Wednesday. The group in a statement faxed to the newspaper offices in Colombo said that the Norwegian government is the "international agent" of the Liberation Tigers. The same group claimed responsibility for the outspoken Tamil politician Kumar Ponnambalam on 5 January.

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A Buddhist monk carries the charred remains of the Norwegian flag they set ablaze outside the Norwegian embassy.Photo:AFP
The Norwegian mission was attacked with grenades Wednesday. The building suffered minor damages in the attack.

The Royal Norwegian embassy provided security by the Sri Lankan government following a protest against the Norway government in front of the mission by Sinhala nationalists and Buddhist priests on 16 April.

The BBC's Sinhala service journalist was assaulted and the Norwegian flag burn by the militant protestors.

"We will take serious actions against all those "agents" who pose a threat to Sri Lankan state", the statement said.


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