The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, extended his wishes to the British Tamil community celebrating Chithirai Tirunaal and Tamil New Year.
In his message Mr Johnson highlighted the significant contributions British Tamils make to the city.
"I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the British Tamil community on this day of celebrating Chithirai Tiru-naal."
"This important occasion provides us with the opportunity to renew the ties that bring us all together in building a prosperous community based on the bonds of family and social responsibility."
"It is these strong values that enable the tens of thousands of British Tamils who have made London their home to make such a significant contribution to the city and its communities."
"Puthandu Vazthukal to you and your families on this special day."