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Tamils in New Zealand observe Remembrance Day

Eelam Tamils in Auckland, New Zealand marked 'Maaverar Thinam 2011' on 27th November, Eelam's Remembrance Day.

The event, organised by the Tamil Youth Organisation (NZ), was very well attended, with the venue - Mt Roskill Intermediate Hall - exceeding capacity.

As with similar remembrance events held across the world, the commemorations began with the hoisting of Eelam's flag and the New Zealand flag, accompanied by their respective anthems.

Following the traditional acts of commemoration,Mr Prabhaharan from Australian Tamil Radio was invited by TYO NZ as a guest speaker who gave the opening speech.

Performances by young Kiwi Tamils, included songs, poems and a drama that paid tribute to our heroes.

The event was concluded with the Uruthi Piiramanam (resolution) and an address by the TYO coordinator.

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