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Mullaivaikkal remembered in Norway 3 years on

Oslo, Norway

Tamils across Norway held events over the weekend, to mark the three year anniversary of the massacre of Mullivaikkal in 2009.

 

 

Oslo, Norway

In Oslo, hundreds marched from Oslo central station towards the Norwegian parliament, before laying flowers and lighting candles in the memory of those killed.
 
Ingeborg Kjos of Venstre (left party), Bjørnar Moxnes of Rødt (red party), Marit Nybakk of the Arbeiderpartiet (Labour Party), and C. Mahendran from India addressed the event, which was organised by the Norwegian Council of Eelam Tamils (NCET).

Trondheim, Norway

Events in Trondheim, which included the speeches asserting the resolve of the nation, and poetry describing the suffering of 2009, were organised by the Tamil Coordinating Committee.

 

 

 

Bergen, Norway

In Bergen, Tamil organisations, including the NCET, Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO), TGTE and Sangam, came together to organisation a remembrance march from Johannes Church to City Hall.
 
Participants, including politicans and fellow Norwegians, lay flowers to honour those who were killed by the Blue Stone monument in Bergen.

Criticising the proscription of the LTTE, Erna Solberg of the Right, described it as a key problem that led to the events of 2009.

Comparing the massacre of the Tamils to Schindler's List, Ove Sverre Bjørndal of Senter Partiet, detailed the scale and horror of what unfolded.

Karin Woldseth of Fremskritspartiet (FRP) asserted that the UN should recognise the Tamils as a distinct nation, and urged the Tamils to work towards a separate state of Tamil Eelam as the end goal.

Addressing the event, Ramanan Kandiah of NCET highlighted the prevailing media censorship imposed by the government, and the complete lack of accurate figures on those who are currently detained. Urging Tamils to continue putting pressure on local and national politicians to act, Ramanan said said that Norway should act.

Thomas Aquinas Aloysius of TGTE urged Tamils to stand together and struggle for justice.

Torstein Dahle of Rødt (red party) asserted that Norway must do more, and that to not act would be an international crime.

Detailing the significant difficulties the Tamils had faced, Kuberan Thurairajah of SV sosialistisk venstre, asserted that the Tamils would never give up the struggle for justice.

The event was also addressed by Steinar Nørstebø of Socialistic Left and Dianu of De Grønne (Green Party). 

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