Expatriate Tamils in Switzerland have brought to the notice of the Switzerland Federal Intelligence Agency that they have been issued with death threats in the form of letters and audio CDs saying that their anti Lankan Government attitude would be severely dealt with according to a Swiss News paper called ‘20 Minuten’.
‘20 Minuten’s’ publication yesterday reporting on the issue has said that the threats have been issued by a group identified itself as the Tamil Alliance to protect the country.
According to ‘20 Minuten’ the death threats have been issued in a letter form and with a verbal warning recorded in CDs.
Tamil expatriates in Zurich, Bern and in various parts of Switzerland have received the threats and the preliminary investigations have revealed that certain Tamil members of the pro – Government Tamil parties were behind the warnings against the Tamils who had participated in demonstrations when the UNHRC sessions were in progress in Geneva recently.
The verbal warning in CDs and in letters also indicated that the websites, Twitters and Face books which come out with the undermining topics on the Lankan Government would also be monitored closely and the people behind them would be severely dealt with.
Similar warnings have also been dispatched to expatriate Tamil activists in Australia, Canada, London, France and Germany.
The Tamil expatriates who had received the warnings have complained to the Swiss Federal Intelligence Agency to ensure their safety.
The agency has now engaged in the preliminary investigations with regard to the threats , according to Swiss journal ‘20 Minuten’