Canadian Tamil youth mark Students Uprising Day

Canadian Tamil youth mark the 38th anniversary of Pon. Sivakumaran with a football tournament in his memory. Photographs TYO-Canada Media

Aadukalam kicks off in Singapore

Competitors from across Malaysia and Singapore came together for the inaugural Aadukalam dance event, in a star-studded night that saw teams battle it out for a $10,000 prize. The spectacular event, hosted by Mirage Mirrors Productions, was held in aid of the establishment of the Performing Arts Society for the Physically Challenged, a society that aims to engage the physically challenged through the arts, to identify talent and build confidence amongst them. 3 dance groups from Singapore and 3 dance groups from Malaysia competed over two rounds for the top prize, the “Your Choice round” and...

Genocide of Tamils highlighted in Germany

Tamil youth in Germany came together to hold a cultural event on Saturday, depicting the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Held in Rheinland Pfalz, over 500 local German residents, including politicians, attended. Many expressed horror at the plight of Tamil, and said they were astounded to know crimes of such severity continued to occur in this century. The politicians pledged to fight for justice for the Tamils. The Tamil youth who organised the event said the event's main theme was the determination and resolve of young Tamils, born and raised in countries across the world, to fight for the...

Tamil Eelam's footballers welcomed back

Fans, friends and family await the players' arrival (Pictures GTYL) Tamil Eelam's footballers, TEFA 2012, were welcomed back this weekend, by proud families, friends and screaming fans. Arriving back in Toronto, London and Switzerland, the players were surprised with bouquets, Eelam flags and even a specially designed TEFA logo cake. Canada Switzerland UK (Video of TEFA's British players arriving home. Courtesy of GTYL) Talking to Tamil Guardian at London's Heathrow airport, defender Lakshman Vairavamoorthy, said he was " completely shocked and really happy " at seeing the number of fans who...

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...

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