Maaveerar Naal: Past & Present - 47 Roots

Tamils in the diaspora and across Eelam hold memorials for Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes Day) despite the clear and present threat posed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa. See this video from 47 roots above.

UK party leaders pledge support for British Tamils

Writing in the Tamil Guardian on November 27th, the leaders of the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats both expressed their support for British Tamils and pledged to work with the community in their struggle for justice. In his piece, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on his work with British Tamils and his party's commitment to human rights and justice. Read more: I will never back down on Labour manifesto pledge - Jeremy Corbyn In her piece, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson speaks on genocide recognition, justice for mass atrocities and her party’s commitment towards supporting...

I will never back down on Labour manifesto pledge - Jeremy Corbyn

Writing in the Tamil Guardian on November 27th, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on his work with British Tamils and his party's commitment to human rights and justice.

Liberal Democrats are committed to supporting British Tamils - Jo Swinson

Writing in the Tamil Guardian on November 27th, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson speaks on genocide recognition, justice for mass atrocities and her party’s commitment towards supporting British Tamils.

Switzerland summons Sri Lankan ambassador over abduction of embassy employee

The Swiss government has summoned Sri Lanka's ambassador to Bern, after the abduction of an embassy employee on Monday, just days after Sri Lanka's new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa came to power.

ITAK commemorates Maaveerar Naal

The head of the the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) and other senior Tamil National Alliance (TNA) politicians commemorated Maaveerar Naal at their Jaffna office earlier today, as they paid tribute to fallen liberation fighters. ITAK leader Mavai Senathirajah led the tributes, and was joined by the the TNA’s Mayor of Jaffna Emmanuel Arnold, as well as other senior politicians.

Tamils in Australia and New Zealand gather to commemorate Maaveerar Naal 

Tamils in Australia and New Zealand gathered to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, alongside Tamils around the world. See photos from various events below. Sydney More than 2,000 Tamils gathered in Sydney this morning to commemorate Maaveerar Naal. Each year, a make-shift Thuyilum Illam is created with the name and year of martyrdom of any family members of Sydney Tamils who wish to honour and remember their fallen loved ones in this way. The number of tombstones created has steadily increased year after year with a total of 230 Maaveerar remembered for their sacrifice today. A large number of young...

Sri Lankan soldiers block Tamils entering Kodikaamam Thuyilum Illam

Uniformed Sri Lankan army soldiers denied the entry of Tamils into the Kodikaamam Thuyilum Illam, as they attempted to mark Maaveerar Naal this morning. A massive army camp has been built over the new destroyed LTTE cemetery, with the Sri Lankan military actively monitoring the area. Of those who were blocked entry this morning, was former Northern Provincial Council member M K Sivajilingam, who with the other Tamils proceeded to light a flame at a site nearby to the camp.

Indian naval ship arrives in Trincomalee

A ship from the Indian Navy arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on a training visit.

Jaffna Hindu College students mark Maaveerar Naal

Tamil school students at Jaffna Hindu College marked Maaveerar Naal this morning by lighting candles and planting trees in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the Tamil liberation struggle. See photos from the events below.

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