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Honouring the families of Eelam's heroes

The families of Eelam's heroes remember their loved ones, in Scarborough, Canada

In the week leading up to Tamil Remembrance Day (Maaveerar Naal), held on the 27th November, the families of Eelam's heroes were honoured in events held across the world.


In New Zealand, the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO-NZ) led the event, held on Sunday 20th November in Auckland.

Commencing with a silent tribute to all those who lost their lives in the struggle for the freedom on the Eelam Tamil homeland, each maaveerar family was presented with a copy of the book, 'The Unspeakable Truth’, which highlights the genocide that led to the struggle for freedom.


Auckland, New Zealand

In Cananda, families brought photographs of their beloved heroes, and lay flowers and candles in remembrance. The parents of a Maaveerar, marked the occasion with the release of an album, first released in Eelam in 2008.

Scarborough, Canada

Similar events were held across the four corners of London on Sunday.  In a heart-wrenching event, families came forward to share their memories of their beloved children, and public honour the bravery and sacrifice of those who had given their life to the struggle.

London, UK

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