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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2373

Norwegian Foreign Ministry bombarded with protests after NAT exposes funding for Tamil Tigers

Oslo, 23 January,(Asiantribune.com): After the Oslo-based Norwegian Against Terrorism (NAT) exposed the Norwegian government as the largest contributor to the Tamil Tiger funds other angry recipients have bombarded the Foreign Ministry with phone calls.

NAT told the Asian Tribune that a source from the Norwegain Mnistry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) had confirmed that a number of phone callers had protested against their names being exposed. The detailed payment list was accidentally released on the internet by the MFA webmaster. After NAT exposed the payments the detailed list was removed and replaced with a new list with only a summary of the paments with details. The old and the new list have the same web address.

Hre is the link to the new list: http://www.dep.no/ud/norsk/tema/utvikling/samarbeid/statistikk/032131-260010/dok-nn.html

NAT, however, is in possession of the old list. Embarrassed Norwegians are now shifted into damage control mode though late
NAT says that the Norwegian MFA is attempting to hide from the Norwegian taxpayers and the Sri Lankan people the truth about the Norwegian funding of the LTTE and Norwegian friendly individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka.

NAT also states that they are in possession of tapes of TRO in Denmark admitting using the Norwegian government as a method of raising funds. In most Western countries TRO, which poses as a charitable institution, is banned as a front organization raising funds for the Tamil Tigers. The tapes in Danish language reveal that the TRO is using Norwegian funding for their purposes.

www.svik.org/sound/TRO.mp3

These tapes also record warnings issued by the Danish TRO leader to Danish Tamils not to support other organizations like Red Cross etc. if they want the people of Sri Lanka to get help.

Link to this tape: www.svik.org/sound/tro2.mp3



Payments from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry to Sri Lankan organisations in 2005.

Agreement partner 2005

USD

A. J. Fishing Industries

274 652

All Ceylon Comm: Dev: Council

25 811

Alminor AS

7 728

Alternate Culture

37 249

Anders Grønli

20 402

Aquateam A.S

17 929

ARENA Aquaculture

7 264

Arthacharya Foundation

5 873

ASDB - Asian Development Bank

772 798

Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg

18 702

Barne- og familiedepartementet

69 552

Bio Energy Association (LKA)

23 184

Blekkulfs Miljødetektiver/Inky's Ecodetectives

30 912

Brusletto &Co A.S

5 873

Buddhistforbundet

-2 937

CARE Norge

927 357

Caritas Norge

927 357

Carsten Smith

19 165

Central Cultural Fund

24 730

Centre for Policy Alternatives

68 934

Centre for Women's Development and Rehabilitation, Sri Lanka

309 119

Community Trust Fund (LKA)

61 824

Department of External Resources (LKA)

5 895 827

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

2 936 631

FCE- Foundation for Co-Existence

1 882 535

Fiskeriforskning

249 304

Flyktninghjelpen

7 812 519

FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development

119 320

FORUT

5 849 923

Fredskorpset

1 215 765

Geneva Call

293 663

Gimsøy Rotary Klubb

118 702

Government of SRI LANKA

185 471

GRP - Boat Design Ltd

168 779

Hambantota District Chamber (LKA)

434 158

Hameed Foundation

21 175

Hødnebø System

7 728

IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

-2 980 989

IFC - International Finance Corporation

309 119

ILO - International Labour Organisation

1 391 036

Infoshare Ltd

108 192

INPACT

154 560

Institute of Human Rights

46 368

John Eivind Jensen

1 391

Jomfru Reiser

24 575

Kirkens Nødhjelp

37 558

KRD - Kommunal - og regionaldep

526 275

Lawyers for Human Rights and Dev

13 910

Mary's Friends

92 736

Milinda Moragoda Inst

1 298 300

Misc Consultants

6 182

National Christian Council

11 592

National Peace Council Sri Lanka

320 247

NB Partner AS

411 128

NCG - Nordic Consulting Group

3 555

NHO - Næringslivets hovedorganisasjon

123 648

NIBR - Norsk institutt for by og regionforskning

154 560

NOFI Tromsø A.S

15 301

Norges Blindeforbund

208 655

Norges Røde Kors

2 809 892

Norsk Folkehjelp

3 618 238

Norwegian Ski & Clothing Company AS

38 640

NTHO - Norsk tamilsk helseorganisasjon

335 394

NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

2 318

Peace Secretariat for Muslims, Sri Lanka

245 750

Peace Secretariat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

877 280

Peoples Action for Free & Fair Elec PAFFREL

104 328

Plan International

772 798

Plan Norge

309 119

PRIO - International Peace Research Institute , Oslo

-4 328

Ranjith Ananda Jayasinghe

4 328

Redd Barna

2 073 725

Rural Development Foundation (LKA)

30 912

Sareeram SL National Fd

77 280

SCOPP - Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process, Sri Lanka

7 728

Sewalanka

1 622 875

Shanmugampillai Jayapalan

5 873

Sinhala Tamil Rural Women's Network

108 192

SIU - Senter for internasjonalisering av høyere utdanning

87 481

SLEMA

22 875

South Asia Partnership Sri Lanka

77 280

Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association

3 555

Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

1 855

Sri Lanka Ministry of Finance & Planning

144 977

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission

1 380 062

Sri Lanka Press Institute

571 870

St. Joseph Technical Institute, Sri Lanka

4 637

Stanley Kirinde Felicitation Committee

2 318

Stiftelsen SOS-Barnebyer

463 679

Strømmestiftelsen

564 606

SUNERA Foundation

30 912

SWA - Surath Wickramasinghe Associates

579 598

Tamils Rehabilitation organization

2 318 393

Tamil Female organization

191 036

Transparency International

40 031

UFD - Utdannings- og forskningsdepartementet

87 944

UiO - Universitetet i Oslo

24 111

UNDP - UN Development Programme

4 250 386

University of Ruhuna

8 346

Unknown

938 022

UNV - UN Volunteers

53 014

Upul Joseph Fernando

3 555

Utdanningsforbundet

22 566

Utviklingsfondet

4 707 264

Vikasitha

5 100

WFP - World Food Programme

772 798

WHO

2 009 274

Women In Need

30 912

WUSC

115 920

Zirconia AS

7 573

Grand Total

65 685 162

- Asian Tribune -

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