Refugees in Tamil Nadu camp remember the Maaveerar

Photographs Pathivu Tamil refugees in the Pudhukottai refugee camp in Tamil Nadu marked Maaveerar Naal by lighting candles, playing Eelam songs, and paying their respects to the fallen. The father of the 2nd Lieutenant Ilanguyil A. Jeyasutha lighted the flame of sacrifice and saluted the memories of all those who'd given their lives to the struggle. Photographs Pathivu .

Canadian universities commemorate Maaveerar Naal

Students across eight different Canadian universities held events to commemorate Tamil Eelam’s Maaveerar over the last week, with Tamil Student Associations (TSAs) conducting campaigns and remembrance ceremonies at various campuses. Memorial events at numerous campuses over the last weeks saw students stage dances, dramas, sing songs and recite poems dedicated to those who gave their lives for the liberation of the Tamil homeland. Speaking after an moving commemoration at the University of Toronto Scarborough, UTSC TSA President Laxana Paskaran said, “UTSC TSA remembers the sacrifice of our...

Maaveerar Naal marked in Saudi Arabia

Over a hundred Tamils gathered in Abha, Saudi Arabia to commemorate Maveerar Naal 2012 on Tuesday. Tamils travelled from several provinces to come together and paid their respects at the event. As the vast majority of Tamils in Saudi Arabia are migrant workers who have to return to Sri Lanka, pictures of individuals at the event were not publicised.

Thousands of British Tamils remember the nation's Maaveerar

Updated 22 : 1 0 GMT Raising of the Tamil Eelam national flag by M r Thanam from TCC UK Lighting of the flame of sacrifice by p ar ents of Maaveerar Captain Raj. Tens of thousands of Tamils poured into the Excel centre today, to mark the Maaveerar Naal - the Eelam's national day of remembrance - and honour those who died for in the struggle for freedom. Decorated in the nation's colours of red and yellow, the venue had a replica Thuyilum Illam in front of the stage, with a wall of photographs of Maaveerar along either side. A trio of life size tombstones with a flame flying in the centre, was...

In Memoriam – Songs from the Purananuru - Song 192

Following the Tamil tradition of remembering with poetry and song, on Maaveerar Naal 2012, we bring you one of the most famous songs in Tamil literature – the ‘Karma poem’ from the Purananuru, the four hundred songs of war and wisdom. Song 192 of the Purananuru, The song of Kanniyan Poonkunran Tinai - Poruviyal (General Heroism), Turai – Porunmolikkanci "Every city is your city. Everyone is your kin failure and prosperity do not come to you because others have sent them! Nor do suffering and the end of suffering. There is nothing new in death. Thinking that living is sweet, we do not rejoice...

Italian Tamil youth honour the Maaveerar

Photographs courtesy of Giovanni Tamil In memory of the sacrifice of Tamil Eelam's Maaveerar, Italy's Tamil youth group, Giovanni Tamil, held a tree planting event on November 27th in colloboration with Reggio Emilia's City Council. Giovanni Tamil said of the event: "Our youth have faith that as these small plants grow and blossom, soon will our motherland Tamil Eelam bloom. We youth have vowed to strive tirelessly until our Maveerar's dreams become reality - until our nation breathes the air of freedom."

London Tamil students mark Maaveerar Naal

Tamil students from universities across London commemorated “Youth Maaveerar Naal” on Friday evening, honouring those that gave their lives for the freedom of Tamil Eelam. Organised and held in Guy’s Campus in King’s College London, more than 70 students gathered to pay their respects to their fallen heroes. The event began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by representatives from different universities and the raising of the British and Tamil Eelam National Flags. This was followed by the lighting of the candles by the audience and observance of a moment of silence and to honour...

Imperial College London continues 'Breaking the Silence' campaign

Students at Imperial College London continued the "Breaking the Silence" campaign at British universities earlier this week, following on from their fellow students at King's College London. Displaying an exhibition of posters made by the students themselves, a large crowd gathered at the student Union and Junior Common Room, within the Sherffield Building to learn more about the ongoing genocide of the Tamil nation. Organisers from Imperial's Tamil Society, one of London's oldest Tamil societies, said they were taken aback by the interest expressed by students and staff at the university,...

Thousands pay their respects to Col. Parithi

Thousands of Tamils across France, Europe and the world gathered in Paris on Saturday to pay their respects to the murdered French diaspora leader - Mathinthiran Nadarajah, or Col. Parithi. Updated 16:39 GMT 25 Nov 2012 with new photographs

KCL Tamil students break the silence on genocide

Students at King's College London's Tamil society kick started this year's 'Breaking the Silence' campaign on Tuesday. With posters, photographs and message board, the students were determined to spread the word on the genocide of Tamils. Held by The Spit, the buzzing end of the student union at Guy's campus by London bridge, the campaign attracted many passer-bys and supporters from amongst the staff and students. As a mark of solidarity with Tamil students, other students left messages of support written over a hand print, expressing the horror and shock they felt at learning of the...

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