Ananthi-Sasitharan in oslo    Ananthi Sasitharan, a member of the Northern Provincial Council,  met with Norwegian parliamentary officials, last week.

Meeting with a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lasse Bkorn Johannessen and other officials, Sasitharan, outlined human rights violation committed by the Sri Lankan government. The coercive birth control of Tamil women, illegal appropriation of Tamil land and the detaining of Tamil of political prisoners.

Sasitharan went on to highlight the inadequacy of the Northern Provincial Council in serving the Tamil people and in allowing their political aspirations to be realised due to the attitude of the Governor of the Province  and about the lack of political space for them to function freely.

Sasitharan met Kristian Norheim, Member of Parliament from Progress Party, Coalition Partners in the present Norwegian Government, and member of Standing Committee  on Foreign Affairs and  Defence,  Helge Orten,M.P. from ruling Conservative Party and Lasse Bkorn Johannessenfrom the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sasitharan was accompanied by Steven Pushparajah, Local Councilor from Conservative Party and Kannan Nagendra.


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