Memorial meetings for Sivaram held in US
[TamilNet, Monday, 06 June 2005, 10:09 GMT]
Memorial meetings for Dharmeratnam Sivaram, senior TamilNet editor and military analyst abducted and killed on 28 April, were held in Washington D.C and in Rutgers University Center Hall New Jersey, Saturday and Sunday respectively, sources said.
Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina, Mark Whitaker and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Patricia Lawrence, addressed both events. Both Prof Whitaker and Prof Lawrence, and several other academics in the US and New Zealand have collaborated with Mr Sivaram on research projects related to history of Batticaloa.
Several of Mr Sivaram's close relatives from United Kingdom and Canada also participated in the events.
A memorial booklet containing messages from Tamil organizations from the US was distributed to the attendees at the events. Organizers said voluntary donations collected at the events will be sent to the TamilNet memorial fund.