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Berner kiosk operators-Few among the death victims in Sri Lanka

The Tamil couple, K. and K. V. has almost ten years of a Kiosk in the Lorraine district. On Monday, the two sri wanted to return to Lankan citizens from their holiday home in Switzerland. However, they have become, according to media reports, on Easter Sunday, the victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka.

The Federal Department of foreign Affairs shall, on request, their parents were support currently, a Swiss-based family, the death of the victims. The two sons survived the attack, apparently.

A Relative of the family, Rajeef Nadarajan, was on the phone on Sunday morning with his uncle in Sri Lanka. From him he had learned of the death of the couple. The Couple had flown for a family to Sri Lanka to enjoy a holiday on the island. In one of the Hotels, in the attacks were perpetrated, they should be killed.

The Bernese Kiosk, the couple operating for many years, had previously been of Nadarajan operated. After about four years, he handed him over to his Relatives. Hans-Peter Gauch, the landlord and caretaker of the Newsstand, had a friendly relationship for the couple. What happened with the Kiosk now, is still uncertain, says Gauch the "Federal".


combines The Tamil community in Berne is concerned about the events in Sri Lanka. The members of the Association Saivanerikoodam of the Hindu temple in the house of religions, published a statement in Tamil on your Facebook page, in which they condemn the attacks sharply. "The tragedy unites our people," says Sivakeerthy Thillaiambalam, a member of the Board of the house of religions.

Thillaiambalam didn't know the lives of aging couple personally. But the two, who were of the Hindu Faith, were also visitors to the temple in Bern. At the welcome Friday to be held in the temple for the victims of the attacks, a memorial celebration, so Thillaiambalam.

Also, the Swiss Foundation of Christian Solidarity International has condemned the Terror on Easter Sunday against the churches and Hotels. The Terror was "the sad culmination of a long-standing concern of development," the organization writes in its Communiqué. There is a need for both national as well as international energetic use against the religious intolerance of such violence.

20'000 Tamils in the Canton of Berne

The couple lived, according to Nadarajan, since the 80-ies in Switzerland. The two were among the millions of people who fled due to the civil war. On the island of Sri Lanka of separatists against the Sinhala-dominated government fought in the 80 years of Tamil. A civil war inflamed, up to the final cease-fire in 2009, 100'000 people fell victim to.

Today, around 54'000 people with sri life Lanka's roots in Switzerland, the Tamils most of all of them. 20'000 of them are in the Canton of Bern at home. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 23.04.2019, 08:14 PM

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