Maaveerar Naal was this year commemorated in a staggering number of locations, in the homeland and across the world.
Despite the threatening military presence, a sanctuary was erected in Jaffna and candles were lit.
|Tamil Nadu, India|
|Remembrance events were held all over Tamil Nadu, including in a major refugee camp.|
Refugee camp for Eelam Tamils in Tamil Nadu
|Tamil Nadu mark Maaveerar Naal in solidarity with Eelam Tamils in Arasapaliyam (above) and Chennai (below).
|Students at Apollo College, Tamil Nadu|
|Youth gather at Theagaraya Nagar, Chennai|
|Eelam Tamils living across Asia also came together with Maaveerar Naal being marked in Dubai, Kuwait, Malaysia and Burma:|
|Whilst events in the United States are scheduled to take place this weekend, thousands attended Canada's Maaveerar Naal event, which included additional remembrance events for Tamil youth in the week leading up to November 27th.
Sydney, Australia and New Zealand
|Traditional Maaveerar Naal commemorations took place in Palermo (Italy), Dortmund (Germany) and Yverdon (Switzerland).|
Maaveerar Naal was marked by thousands in London on November 27th, followed by a further event in Scotland.
|Images courtesy Sankathi24.com|