Canadian Tamil youth remain bold remembering Mullivaikal

Remembering the massacre at Mullivaikal in May 2009, Canadian Tamil youth held a “Tamil Uprising Day” in Ontario earlier this week, marking the occasion as a symbol of protest. The rally, held near the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Queen’s Park, saw performances and speeches from the Tamil Youth Organisation of Canada and Tamil Student Associations members. Speeches were also given by Safiyah Husein, the Vice-President Equity of the York Federation of Students and James Clarke from the Canadian Peace Alliance, Canada’s largest peace organization. Also speaking at the event was the newly...

Raising awareness of May 19th massacre in Belgium

Tamils in Belgium raised awareness of the war crimes and genocide that led to the massacre of Mullivaikkal, this weekend, in memory of those who perished.

Mullivaikal remembered across America

Photograph: Remembrance event in Boston Courtesy of Tamil American Peace Initiative (TAPI) on Twitter . Photographs: Remembrance event held in Northern California Courtesy of USTPAC . Photographs: US House Foreign Affairs Committee "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" screening and discussion Courtesy of USTPAC . Events across America have been held this week to mark the 3 year anniversary since the massacre at Mullivaikal by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. In Northern California Bay Area, representatives from various diaspora organisations, as well as representatives from Amnesty International and the...

British Tamils remember Mullivaikkal massacre

Tamils remember those killed in the Vanni (Pictures: Tamil Guardian) British Tamils came together to remember the victims of the Mullivaikkal massacre at Trafalgar Square on Saturday. Commencing the event with a minute silence for all those who died at Mullivaikkal and during over 60 years of genocide, Tamils young and old alike paid their respects to those who died in the struggle for freedom by laying flowers. Organised by the British Tamil Forum (BTF), the event was addressed by a wide range of speakers, and included moving dance and poetry acts by British Tamil youth, including from the...

Swedish Tamils raise awareness of Mullivaikkal massacre

Swedish Tamils raised awareness on the killing of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians during the final stages of the armed conflict in 2009. Members of Tamil Youth Organisation Sweden (TYO-Sweden), and Swedish Tamil Forum (STF) handed out leaflets detailing the genocide faced by Eelam Tamils, in universities, town centres and within the central part of Stockholm. Local Swedish people were moved greatly by the accounts of Tamils who had perished, and shared in the remembrance events by lighting candles.

Mullaivaikkal remembered in Norway 3 years on

Oslo, Norway Tamils across Norway held events over the weekend, to mark the three year anniversary of the massacre of Mullivaikkal in 2009. Oslo, Norway In Oslo, hundreds marched from Oslo central station towards the Norwegian parliament, before laying flowers and lighting candles in the memory of those killed. Ingeborg Kjos of Venstre (left party), Bjørnar Moxnes of Rødt (red party), Marit Nybakk of the Arbeiderpartiet (Labour Party), and C. Mahendran from India addressed the event, which was organised by the Norwegian Council of Eelam Tamils (NCET). Trondheim, Norway Events in Trondheim,...

German Tamils remember Mullivaikal in Düsseldorf

Hundreds of German Tamils marched in the capital of North-Rhine-Westphalia state to commemorate the Mullivaikal massacre. The march ended outside the local parliament building in the city and saw several speakers. The sister of the late Brigadier Theeban lit the sacrifial flame ahead of the event. Ninthuja Kanageswaran, from the Volksrat der Eela Tamilen (National Council of Eelam Tamils), adressed the event along with former Batticaloa MP Mr Jeyanandamoorthy, Frank Kemper of Die Linke, a left wing opposition party in Germany and Dr Andrew Higginbottom, a lecturer in political science at...

Canadian youth look to the future as they remember

In remembrance of the tens of thousands of Tamil lives lost in the struggle for rights, peace and justice, members of the Tamil Youth Organization - Canada (TYO-Canada) in partnership with Evergreen Brick Works and Ontario Member of Provisional Parliament (MPP) Glen Murray's office, planted trees in their memory, on 12th May. Marking the horrors of genocide through a positive effort, youth activists planted trees, shrubs and wildflowers, and removed invasive species, in an attempt, to preserve the environment and create a more greener and sustainable Canada. Glen Murray, Ontario Member of...

Sivaram remembered by journalists and activists in London

Photograph TamilNet Bearne Arnestad, director of 'Silent Voices'. Photograph TamilNet Bashana Abeywardane, exiled journalist. Photograph TamilNet Nirmanusan Balasundaram, exiled journalist. Vino Kanapathipillai, Tamil Guardian Karthick R.M, research student. Photograph TamilNet Sasithar Maheswaran, youth activist. Photograph TamilNet Gobi Ratnam, Oru Paper S.J. Fatimaharan, political commentator The life of 'Taraki' Sivaram Dharmeratnam, assassinated in 2005, was commemorated by journalists and activists in London on 6th May. The event, organised by TamilNet, Journalists for Democracy in Sri...

Italian Tamil youth celebrate diversity

Italian Tamil youth joined other young Italians in celebration of the diversity and multi-culturalism that surrounds them, at Castelnovo Sotto on 6th May 2012. They were joined by communities from India, Ghana, Albania, Russia, Madagascar and the Arab Maghreb Union. Sharing traditional culinary favourites, members of a Tamil youth organisation - Giovanni Tamil, also shared their memories and thoughts of the struggle faced by their nation in the North-East of the island of Sri Lanka. Saddened and shocked by the events of Mullivaikal, the guests joined members of Giovanni Tamil in wearing black...

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