WORLD NEWS TOMORROW -According to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, there were concrete plans to assassinate Norwegian peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Erik Solheim when he visited Colombo in May of 2000.

Solheim, who was chief peace mediator on behalf of the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs, in the conflict between the governing Singhalese and the Tamil population, came to have talks with Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga, together with State Secretary Raymond Johansen.

The newspaper writes that a bomb attack was planned against Solheims convoy of cars. However, strict security measures are said to have prevented the attck, Aftenposten writes.

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