Swiss Tamils protest SLA violence againt NE women
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 July 2006, 19:57 GMT]
Members of Swiss Tamils Women's Association held a protest rally in front of UNICEF offices in Zurich Monday against the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) violence on women in NorthEast, Tamil sources in Switzerland said. The protesters appealed in a Memorandum addressed to the Government of Switzerland and UNICEF to condemn the SLA violence, and to pressure the Government of Sri Lanka to take steps to stop the violence immediately, spokesperson Nirmala Pararajasingham said.
"Sri Lanka security forces have killed many children and women in a gruesome manner, and have sexually assaulted many women in NorthEast in the last several months," the memorandum pointed out.
President of the Women's association, Ms Pushparani Senthamilchelvan handed over a memorandum to Swiss UNICEF Executive Director Ms Alexandra Rosetti to be delivered to the Secretary General of UNICEF.
An information package in Deuth language detailing the SLA, and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) atrocities was also distributed to concerned Swiss citizens who stopped to learn of the protest, organizers said.