Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Maaveerar Naal observed across the UK

UK Tamils joined the Tamil nation in observing Maaveerar Naal - Great Heroes Day -  to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for liberation. 


Thousands of British Tamils gathered in London yesterday to pay tribute to fallen cadres. 

The event was also attended by Elliot Colburn, MP for Carshalton and Wallington who said:  "We come together today to remember those who are no longer with us and also remember how much work there is to do". He went on to speak of a campaign to launch sanctions on Sri Lankans accused of war crimes - "particularly Shavendra Silva".


Thousands of Tamils also came together in Oxford, to commemorate Maaveerar Naal. They were joined by Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire. 


In her speech, Leadsom noted that the resolution passed in March 2021 at the UN Human Rights Council highlighted the “deteriorating human rights situation in Sri Lanka.”


Hundreds of Tamil gathered in Glasgow to pay their respects to fallen cadres. 



We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.

For more ways to donate visit https://donate.tamilguardian.com.