Tens of thousands of British Tamils attended Eelam Remembrance Day events held across the capital and the UK, honouring the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for to the struggle for Tamil Eelam - the nation's heroes.
In a spectacular display of national pride, venues were decorated lavishly in red and yellow. Bunting was strung along the entrance, with large replicas of the Eelam homeland and flags of red and yellow, Eelam's national colours, welcoming the crowds in.
Every event commenced with the hoisting of the British flag and the Tamil Eelam flag. Crowds rose to stand as the Eelam flag was raised up high. Photographs of heroes were arranged immaculately at venues, and honoured with the Gloriosa lily - Eelam's national flower.