'Healthy mind, body and soul’ – Mental Health day marked in London

How do you achieve a healthy mind, body and soul? This was the question that was addressed at the World Mental Health event held in Kingston on Nov 3 rd , 2019 to commemorate Mental Health Day organised by the Centre for Community Development.

Tamil Eelam beat Yorkshire in CONIFA World Football Cup qualifier

The Tamil Eelam football team managed to secure victory over Yorkshire last month, in a pulsating encounter at Ingfield Stadium in Ossett. The tight contest saw Tamil Eelam go ahead thanks to Thomas A, with a cross by Nirun from the left flank met by his surging run and finished off with a sliding right-footed shot. Tamil Eelam doubled their lead with a second half finish into the bottom left corner by Prashanth R, who was making his tenth appearance and scored his seventh goal for Tamil Eelam. Yorkshire scored a well worked goal in the latter stages of the game and pressed on as they searched for an equaliser. However, the Tamil Eelam defence held on and went on to take another win, as the team continues to grow.

‘Tamils of Lanka’ -  Showcasing history, culture and politics 

An exhibition was held by the Tamil Information Centre this weekend, showcasing the history, culture and politics of the Tamil people on the island in memory of the massacres in Mullivaikkal a decade ago. The exhibition, entitled ‘Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage’, brought together a variety of artwork, historical texts and carefully preserved artefacts that provided a glimpse of Tamils throughout the ages on the island. Hundreds of visitors came throughout the weekend to explore the stalls documenting life on the island, from ancient times to the de facto state built under the Liberation...

‘Structures of Tamil Eelam’ - a glimpse back at the de-facto state

Tamil youth in Switzerland have released a book documenting life in the Vanni during the ceasefire, as part of attempts to commemorate periods of self rule throughout Tamil history.

Toronto mayor backs bid for Tamil community centre

Toronto’s mayor John Tory met with members of the Tamil community last month and pledged his office’s support behind a drive to create a cultural and recreational hub for Tamil-Canadians.

Thousands attend showcase of British Tamil businesses

Tamil businesses showcased their products and services at the 5th London Tamil Market this weekend, attended by thousands of British Tamils.

'Album of Persecution: Justice, Despair, Tears' - Jaffna photo exhibition

The long running campaign by families of the disappeared across the Tamil homeland was highlighted in a moving photo exhibition, 'Album of Persecution: Justice, Despair, Tears', in Jaffna last week.

Canadian Minister and MPs join Tamil Heritage Month celebration in Montreal

A Canadian minister and several MPs joined over 1000 Quebec Tamils to celebrate Tamil Heritage Month in January. The event showcased Tamil history, tradition, culture and food as well as highlighted the notable achievements of members of the Quebec Tamil community. The event was attended by Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and several MPs including Faycal El-Khoury, Eva Nassif, Emmanuella Lambropoulos and Gary Anandasangaree. Elected officials from the provincial and municipal governments were also among the guests, as well community leaders from the Filipino, Haitian and Sikh...

British Tamil students build media centre at Mullaitivu school

A new media centre funded by a British Tamil student group was opened at a Mullaitivu school on January 29. The media centre at Kumulamunai Maha Vidyalayam was a project conceived and funded by the UK Tamil Students Union (UKTSU). The centre will serve the school's 525 students aged 11-18 and is equipped with computers, wireless internet, printers, interactive whiteboard and other IT equipment. UKTSU came up with the project after meeting with Kumulamunai students in 2014 and hearing about their dreams and aspirations. The media centre will "assist the students with their education and enrich...

Temple for Tamil king Ravanan opened in Jaffna

A new Saiva Tamil temple paying tribute to the legendary Tamil king Ravanan has been opened in Moolai - Ponnalai in the Jaffna district.