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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2252

Head of FORUT - Norwegian NGO deported from Sri Lanka

Hilary Rajakarunanayake, Editor – Sri Lanka, Asian Tribune

Colombo, 31 May, ( The head of Norwegian NGO,Ranvei Tvetenes - Head of  FORUT the  Norwegian NGORanvei Tvetenes - Head of FORUT the Norwegian NGO FORUT was deported last night (May 30) for her involvement with the LTTE and for indulging in activities inimical to the sovereignty and independence of Sri Lanka, Defence sources said.

Ranvei Tvetenes, who was very often described as a law unto herself, had ordered the bringing down and removal of the national flag of Sri Lanka that was hoisted by the local staff in the FORUT office premises, to mark the victory in the war with the LTTE by the armed forces on May 20.

She had also refused to grant the holiday declared by the President on the occasion.

"The staff however had stood firm and demanded the holiday and with great reluctance she was compelled to submit to their demand, under severe pressure from the disgruntled staff", said a senior employee of FORUT.

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