05 June 2014
The death of Pon Sivakumaran, marked as Student Uprising Day, was commemorated in Sweden by the members of the Tamil Eelam Football Association.
The team was attending celebrations of the Swedish National Day, where the Global Tamil Youth League hosted an exhibition, bringing awareness about the ongoing genocide in Sri Lanka.
Players, TEFA officials, and members of the Tamil Youth Organisation Sweden, distributed leaflets with information about Tamil Eelam and the genocide in Sri Lanka to passersby in the center of Ostersund, in Sweden.
The team is currently taking part in the ConIFA world cup, hosted in the city. Tamil Eelam will play Darfur United at 10:00 CET on Saturday.
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