Canadian Tamil youth mark Students' Uprising Day

Canadian youth pay respects to Pon Sivakumaran at a seminar in Toronto (Pictures courtesy of TYO - Canada) On Saturday, June 9th, 2012 the Tamil Youth Organization-Canada hosted the “Tamil Students' Uprising Day Conference” in memory of Pon. Sivakumaran. The conference aimed to educate the attendees of the selfless sacrifice of the first student martyr in the struggle to liberate Tamil Eelam. Sivakumaran’s sacrifice paved the way for the armed resistance of the liberation movement to take centre stage. The conference was well organised with presentations that clearly depicted the dreams and...

Tamil Eelam records first ever win with 4:0 victory over Raetia

Tamil Eelam's squad celebrate Menan Nagulendran's hat-trick at VIVA World Cup 2012 (Pictures courtesy of GTYL) Tamil Eelam has won its first international football match at VIVA 2012 World Cup against Raetia today, with an outstanding hat-trick by Menan Nagulendran (59', 67', 71') and a fourth goal by Rosh Sri (79'). Determined to record the first win, and avenge the previous loss against Raetia in the group-stage match, Manager Ragesh Nambiar used a 4-3-3 formation, switching to a 2-5-3 when on the attack. Tamil Eelam, playing in the blistering heat of Erbil, was wasteful with chances in the...

Tamil Eelam dejected but not defeated

In the first of two play-off matches for 5th-8th place in the VIVA World Cup, Tamil Eelam suffered a heavy defeat by a rampant Occitanian side. In a lively encounter, Occitania managed to keep possession and condemn the Leopards to their worst defeat so far in the tournament. Tamil Eelam, donning the black and white away jersey, was once again supported by several fans in the stadium, proudly carrying their flags. The game was dominated by Occitania from the start, although the Leopards did have a few runs on goal. Tamil Eelam was only down 1:0 by the half time whistle, thanks to another...

Tamil Eelam's promising display, despite loss to Zanzibar

The stadium falls silent for Student Uprising Day (Manavar Eluchi Naal), before kick-off between Tamil Eelam and Zanzibar (Pictures: GTYL) After impressing the public with a strong display against Raetia, Tamil Eelam’s national team went on to face tournament favourites Zanzibar today at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil. After a brave and disciplined fight against one of the tournament favourites, Tamil Eelam lost 3:0. After the national anthems were played, the teams lined up around the centre circle and the stadium stood still, as a minute’s silence was observed to mark Student Uprising...

Tamil Eelam makes international football debut

The Tamil Eelam Football squad. From left to right: Ragesh Nambiar, Menan Nagulendran, Gajan Premkumar, Pushpalingam Kandavanam, Sanjev Jayaingam, Janarthan Sadacharalingam, Lakshman Vairavamoorthy, Arun Vigneswararajah, Mahy Nambiar, Rathish Nalliah, RoshBiraveen Nallathamby, Kirishanth Thavarajah Photographs courtesy of Global Tamil Youth League . The national football team of Tamil Eelam played their first international match against Raetia at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Iraqi Kurdistan. After a tightly contested match, which was dominated by Tamil Eelam, Raetia won 1:0, after a late goal...

Tamil Eelam prepares for first match at VIVA World Cup

The national team of Tamil Eelam trained for the first time for the VIVA World Cup 2012 in Erbil, Kurdistan, ahead of their first match against Raetia on Tuesday at 20:30 AST. *** NEWS JUST IN - the match will be screened LIVE*** 20:30 Arabia Standard Time Tamil Eelam 23:00 / UK 18:30/ Toronto & NYC 13:30/ Paris 17:30/ KL 01:30/ Sydney 03:30/ NZ 05:30/ Chennai 23:00 See here or here The players enjoyed a team lunch together at the Erbil International Hotel, before setting out for the training grounds, where they prepared for their first match with an intensive session, with temperatures...

Team Tamil Eelam arrive in Erbil

Photographs courtesy of TEFA As Tamil Eelam's football team arrives in Erbil, Kurdistan and get stuck into a heavy day of training for their first match in the VIVA 2012 World Cup, Tamil Guardian spoke to the organising body of the Tamileelam FA (TEFA) - Global Tamil Youth League (T-League). Find more photographs of the team's journey and arrival in Erbil below. Team Tamil Eelam's football shirts packed up and ready to go Transcript of i nterview with Braveen Nagendram (BN), spokesperson for Global Tamil Youth League and member of Giovanni Tamil, Italy : TG: We've been following the progress...

Tamil Eelam gets ready for VIVA World Cup

The Tamil Eelam football team is set to make its debut entry at the VIVA World Cup, due to commence in Kurdistan next week.

French Tamils mark Mullivaiakkal

Tamils across France gathered in Paris earlier this month, to mark the 3rd anniversary of the Mullivaiakkal massacre. Thousands of Tamils attended the remembrance event, which was addressed by parliamentarians all expressing their solidarity with the Tamil people. Commencing at Severin outside the Supreme Court of France, the crowd marched through Paris, ending in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower, where several speakers addressed the crowd. Former Minister for Youth Affairs and National Assembly Member Marie-George Buffet told the crowd that she, 'would always be supportive of the Tamils...

German Tamils mark May 18th

German Tamils held events across Germany in remembrance of the victims of Mullivaikkal. Events took place in Berlin, Saarbrücken, Landau, Sinsheim and Mülheim an der Ruhr. Whilst people paid their respects by laying flowers, Tamil youth handed out leaflets detailing the on-gong atrocities taking place in the North-East, and a commemorative plaque was unveiled. The plaque, placed along side an apple tree, read: "Like the apple tree planted into the soil, so should the memories of the tens of thousands of murdered Tamils be deeply rooted in our thoughts."

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