Farah Rumy becomes the first Sri Lankan woman elected to a Swiss Cantonal Parliament. Source:Counterpoint.lk Farah Rumy, born in Sri Lanka and a past student of Bishop’s College, Colombo is set to take her place in the Solothurn Parliament after last Sunday’s election. In 1998, Farah migrated to Switzerland with her parents, when she was 6 years old. She graduated from her internship as a Nurse and worked her way through University in Bern, earned a Master’s degree in Health Science and works as a Healthcare Specialiat in the Cardiology Unit of the cantonal hospital in Solothurn. Farah Rumy has always been interested in intergenerational projects. As someone who has a background in health care and has worked in diverse areas, she said she has always valued conversations with older people. The “I gift a letter” campaign was one of her successful campaigns targetting older people in retirement and nursing ...

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