Tamils - a Nation without a State
- an estimated 40,000 Tamils live in Switzerland -
Young Tamils in Switzerland Commemorate
32nd Death Anniversary of Sivakumaran
Swiss Tamil young adults and high schoolers celebrated Tamil
Students Uprising day Saturday, 10 June 2006 in Bern,
Switzerland, commemorating the 32nd anniversary of
Jaffna Student leader P.Sivakumaran
who died on 5 June 1974. Sivakumaran was the first one in the
history of Tamil struggle to take cyanide when Sri Lanka Police
surrounded his hideout in Urumpirai.
Sivakumaran Statute in Urumpirai, Tamil Eelam 2004
Thileepan, the youth co-ordinator in Switzerland,
hoisted the Tamileelam flag while the young men and women stood in
attention. Bern area co-ordinator Saravanan lit the flame of
sacrifice at the start of the ceremony.
Cultural events with music and drama performed by Tamil Youth
Organization (TYO) members followed.
Swiss co-ordinator for IBC radio, Krishna Ambalavanar and LTTE's
spokesperson for Swiss branch, Albert, speaking at the event praised
the Swiss Tamil youth for acting with responsibility and engaging in
productive activities in promoting welfare of the Tamil people in
the Northeast, urged the youth to work harder to educate and
encourage other youth to participate in similar activities.