KCL’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ brings in the holidays

King’s College London’s Tamil Society kicked of the holiday season in style, hosting their second sell-out club event of the year “Winter Wonderland”. Held at the exclusive Zoo Bar in the heart of the capital’s Leicester Square, over 200 students came down to celebrate the end of a busy and successful first term for all the Tamil societies across London. With the club decorated in tinsel and candy canes being handed out, the night was the perfect chance to have a good time and get into the festive spirit as the holidays approach. A highlight of the night was DJ Paddy playing Dhanush’s...

UCL and QMUL round up ‘Breaking the Silence’

University College London and Queen Mary, University of London hosted successful “Breaking the Silence” events, as the university led campaign drew to a close. The final two events, held on consecutive days, pulled in hundreds of students throughout the two days, eager to learn more about the ongoing genocide of Tamils. With a colourful display of banners, posters and leaflets, large crowds gathered round the displays to sign a petition pushing for an independent investigation into war crimes and discussed the the continued oppression of the Tamil people on the island. Hundreds also signed...

‘Breaking the Silence’ comes to King’s College London

Students from King’s College London Tamil Society held an exhibition last week to raise awareness of the ongoing genocide of the Tamil people and called on fellow students and lecturers to sign a petition calling for an independent investigation into war crimes. Held in partnership with seven other London university Tamil societies, the exhibition of banners, posters and leaflets created by the university students was on display at the student union on Guys campus in London Bridge. Having recently become one of King’s College London’s selected “ Platform Campaigns ”, this was the Tamil...

Remembrance Day observed across Europe

Remembrance Day was observed by Eelam Tamils across Europe. Switzerland Netherlands Belgium Denmark

City University hosts ‘Breaking the Silence’

City University London held an exhibition day Monday, displaying posters, banners and leaflets to raise awareness of the ongoing genocide of the Tamil people. Held on the 28th of November, the exhibition took place on the busy corridor running through Northampton Square and attracted the attention of many of the students and lecturers who passed by. Over one hundred students stopped to sign a petition calling for an international independent investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka and were shocked to learn about the atrocities that took place on the island. A remembrance evening followed...

Remembrance Day marked by Sydney Tamils

Over 3,000 Sydney Tamils came together to observe Remembrance Day events on November 27th at the Newington Reserve, Silverwater. The event commenced the lighting of the lamp by Mr Jessy, brother of two heroes - Iniyavan (Rames) and Ashokan (Vennilavan). The Australian and Tamil Eelam National flags were hoisted by the coordinator of the Tamil Coordinating Committee and a member from Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO-Australia). Following a moment of silence in memory of the nation's heroes, the flame of sacrifice was lit by Mr N Sivananthan, brother of the hero, Thamilmaran. Young Australian...

British Tamils commemorate Remembrance Day

Tens of thousands of British Tamils attended Eelam Remembrance Day events held across the capital and the UK, honouring the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for to the struggle for Tamil Eelam - the nation's heroes. In a spectacular display of national pride, venues were decorated lavishly in red and yellow. Bunting was strung along the entrance, with large replicas of the Eelam homeland and flags of red and yellow, Eelam's national colours, welcoming the crowds in. Every event commenced with the hoisting of the British flag and the Tamil Eelam flag. Crowds rose to stand as the Eelam...

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...

London universities hold ‘Youth Maaveerar Naal’

British Tamil students held an event at London South Bank University on Friday, dedicated to remembering to the young men and women who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for Eelam. Around 70 students gathered at the venue, with representatives from universities across London commencing the evening by lighting the traditional lamp, followed by the raising of both the British and Tamil Eelam flag. Students then lit candles and observed a moment silence to remember those that had passed. The event was attended by Deputy Leader of the ruling coalition Liberal Democrat Party, Simon Hughes,...

Imperial's Tamil society launch 2011's 'Breaking the Silence'

Tamil societies in universities across London have come together to hold 'Breaking the Silence' - a fortnight of exhibitions aimed at raising awareness about the war crimes and genocide comitted against the Tamils in the North-East. The campaign, consisting of posters, petitions and leaflets, was created by university Tamil societies, and will be displayed at each of the universitiies over the fortnight. The event is held to coincide with Tamil Remembrance Day, on 27th November. The Tamil societes are also holding a special, Youth Remembrance Day event for those who died in the struggle for...

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