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Black Tigers Day commemorated by Tamil diaspora

Black Tigers Day events were held across Europe and other countries, last week to mark 33 years since the death of the first Black Tiger, Captain Miller. 

France

A Black Tigers Day commemoration event was held at 4pm in Bobigny, France on Sunday. It was organised by Confédération du Comité Tamoul de France (CCTF) and was attended by members from multiple cities of the Association des Jeunes Tamouls de Frances (AJT) and also by a few family members of fallen LTTE cadres.

Around 200 people were in attendance to pay their respects to the fallen Black Tigers. The deputy Mayor of Bobigny, Runjit Goraya Singh, was invited and in attendance to pay his respects. Singh's attendance also marked the growing solidarity between the Sikh and Tamil community in Bobigny. 

 

 

Later on in the evening there were singing and dancing acts performed.  

(Photos credit: TYO France)

Switzerland

A Black Tigers Day commemoration event was held at 5pm in Zieglerstrasse, Bern, Switzerland on Sunday.

It was organised by Swiss Tamil Coordinating Committee (SLCC) and was attended by a few family members of fallen LTTE cadres. A widow of an ex-LTTE cadre and the father of a Black Tiger (Karumpuli) helped light up the eternal flame for the Black Tigers.

Around 100 people were in attendance to pay their respects to the fallen Black Tigers and a few people gave speeches, singing performances and children read out poetry.

(Photos credit: SLCC)

Germany

Local members in Essen, Germany gathered to “remember the ultimate sacrifice of the Karumpulikal on Black Tigers Day’ at the Maaverar Thubi – a memorial sculpture erected to commemorate the Tamils who died in the war.

Flowers and candle tributes were made as around 20 locals came together to commemorate Black Tigers Day.

(Photos credit: TYO Germany)

Denmark

A Black Tigers Day commemoration event was held at 5:30pm in Herning, Denmark at the Frivilligcenter on Sunday.

The event began with an inaugural event lighting the flame and giving a flower tribute. Locals joined in paying their respects with their own flower and candle tributes.

The event featured poetry, speeches and other performances.


A Black Tigers Day event was also held in Australia and New Zealand last week.

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