March 9, 2010 11:51 pm
In showcasing peace and unity between the two communities
hitherto thrust into misunderstanding, the Tamil and Sinhalese of the Sri
Lankan diaspora in
This event held in the amiable Swiss town of
The Sri Lankan diaspora members were joined by the island’s envoy
The event kicked off with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp and the singing of the National Anthem followed by Kandyan as well as Bharatha Natyam dances and several Sri Lankan cultural performances.
A notable feature was the singing of Sinhala and Tamil songs by a Swiss national.
The event was watched peacefully in the Swiss town after
several decades and the organizers attributed this to the absence of any
intimidation by the Tamil Tiger representatives after its defeat in