Tamils in Myanmar commemorate Maaveerar Naal

Tamils in Myanmar commemorated Maaveerar Naal with a candlelit ceremony this week. The remembrance event, organised by the Tamil Youth Association took place in Yangon.

BTF commemorates Maaveerar Naal

The British Tamils Forum marked Maaveerar Naal, and called for full implementation of the UNHRC resolution on accountability and reconciliation. In a statement released Friday, the organisation condemned the ongoing “military occupation” of the Tamil North-East. Marking the “immense sacrifices made by the fallen heroes and the sacrifices made by the ordinary Tamil civilians,” the organisation pledged to “continue their struggle, keeping in mind the political aims of those who sacrificed” adding, “We call upon Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka to unite and follow the lead of the Tamil...

Inquiry launched into TNA MP's alleged use of funds for Thuyilum Illam reconstruction

The Sri Lankan government has launched in inquiry into the alleged funds from the decentralised budget to rebuilding a LTTE resting home (Thuyilum Illam) in the North-East. This week the Sri Lankan paper, Daily Mirror, reported the TNA MP for Kilinochchi S Sritharan intended to use Rs 4 million to reconstruct the Thuyilum Illam in Kilinochchi, that was destroyed by the Sri Lankan military. On Sunday, the State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera announced that an investigation would be launched into the matter. "It was reported that the allocation of the funds...

Sinhala activists hold demonstration against federalism

The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) on Saturday held a demonstration in Colombo calling on the Sinhala people to say 'no to federalism'. Wearing T shirt with the depiction of Tamil Eelam as a warning to what they said would follow if there was federalism, PHU activists handed out leaflets.

Preparations continue at Koppay Thuyilum Illam despite Sri Lankan military intimidation

Preparation continued at the LTTE resting home (Thuyilam Illam) in Koppay on Sunday despite the heavy presence of Sri Lankan military personnel.

Prabhakaran's birthday marked in East

The birthday of the LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran was marked in the East today, November 26. Similar celebrations were held across the North-East, ahead of Tamil National Remembrance Day tomorrow.

Jaffna University marks Prabhakaran's birthday

Posters of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran have been plastered across walls of the University of Jaffna, both to mark his birthday today and Monday's Maaveerar Naal, Tamil National Remembrance Day.

Eelam Tamil flag hoisted in Valvettithurai

A hand-made version of the Eelam Tamil national flag was raised by villagers in Valvettithurai, the birthplace of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, a day ahead of Maaveerar Naal commemorations.

Weapons stash 'found' in Jaffna by police

A stash of old weapons were removed from a ditch along a busy roady in Pommaiveli, Jaffna, security forces have claimed. Police officers, Special Task Force and the military personnel were present as the weapons were taken. Assault rifles, grenades and ammunition were amongst the weapons removed from the location.

Velupillai Prabhakaran's birthday marked at his birth home

The 63rd birthday of the leader of the LTTE, Velupillai Prabhakaran was marked at the ruins of his birth home in Valvettithurai on November 26.