Junior Super Star comes to London

Four very talented young singers from Chennai, India entertained cheering audiences in London, during Junior Super Star's premiere in the UK. The event, hosted by ILC Tamil Radio which broadcasts from North-West London, was very well received by the audience, with many enquiring about future events. Held on the 29th October in Croydon and the 30th October in Harrow, the young singers had crowds spellbound with songs from a variety of genres, whilst the dancers blew away the audience with their spectacular moves. Singers included Nithyashree, Priyanka, Srinisha and Shravan, as well as a young...

Fourth anniversary of Tamilselvan’s death commemorated in Europe

Events were held in Coventry, Britain and Berlin, Germany to remember the LTTE’s political leader Brigadier S.P. Tamilselvan and the five soldiers who were killed with him on 2nd November 2007. The event in Coventry was named “Nithiya Punnakai Arasan” to denote the ever smiling political leader who was killed by the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF). Both events began with the lighting of the traditional lamp, which was followed by a minute silence to pay respect to those who have lost their lives. Crowds then lined up to pay their respects by laying flowers and placing garlands on the photos of...

New university term kicks off bigger and better

As the first half of the university term passes by, the growth of Tamil societies across Britain’s capital has been astounding. London’s Tamil student community have been busy, working hard to make this year’s events more successful than ever before. Having held four incredible club nights so far this term, the societies have confirmed they have many more more planned. The year kicked off with King’s College London Tamil Society launching their first event “Casino Royale”. The sell-out event saw more than 200 students dressed to impress at the exclusive Anaya in Mayfair. The following week,...

Tamil youth promote higher education in Leicester

British Tamil youth hold Higher Education and Careers Convention in Leicester on Saturday 29th October 2011. The event was organised by TYO-UK in collaboration with Leicester Tamil Student Union. Following the success of TYO-UK's first convention, held in London earlier this year, Tamil school children and parents living in the midlands had approached the organisers requesting a similar event be held locally. The convention featured stalls highlighting various professions extremely popular amongst Tamil youths such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Finance, Accounting, Banking, Teaching and...

German Tamil School celebrates 22nd anniversary

Tamilalayam (Tamil School) Neuss celebrated their 22nd anniversary on the 15th October 2011, at Quirinus Grammar School in Neuss, Germany. The event, celebrating the existence of the Tamil school since 1989, included dancing, music, drama and speeches from students. The anniversary started with the traditional lighting of a flame by R. Nagalingam, the coordinator of the “Tamilische Bildungsvereinigung e.V.”, a Tamil education association, including 134 Tamil Schools in Germany. The first Tamil school in Germany was founded by R. Nagalingam and the coordinator of Tamilalayam Neuss K...

Aadukalam 2011

Aadukalam 2011, an international dance competition hosted by the Tamil Youth Network in Munich, Germany on October 22 drew spectacular performances from Diaspora teams vying for the top prize. Staged in the Theater Leo 17, one of the city’s most prestigious venues, the event was organised by the Global Tamil Youth League, and had as its theme, ‘In pursuit of Global Peace’. The competition was won by a British team which also won best prize for technical execution, while teams from Switzerland and Canada won prizes for choreography and costume. Canadian entrants, the ‘Huskies’, won second...

Tamils protest at Commonwealth summit

Hundreds of Australian Tamils joined others protesting outside the Commonwealth summit in Perth on Friday. See TamilNet 's report on the Perth protests here . Also, see the Daily Mail ’s report, with several photographs, on the Commonwealth summit, and the protests outside, here .

Kilithattu inspires next generation of Eelam Tamils

Kilithattu - the national game of Tamil Eelam - has captured the imagination of the next generation of Eelam Tamils across the world. The game, originating from the agricultural roots of Eelam Tamils, has long been celebrated as a test of strategic thinking and physical agility. In braod terms two teams, starting from opposite ends of a marked area, take turns to attempt to cross over to the opposite side and back without being caught by their opponents. Having inspired the Tamil youth in Canada who are proud to view the game as part of their Eelam identity, TYO-Canada held a hugely...

Danish Tamil youths hold higher education fair

The Danish-Tamil Youth Organisation, Thisaigal, hosted a higher education fair on 25th September, 2011 in Grindsted, Denmark. According to Thisaigal members, the event was organised in order to provide guidance and support to Tamil children and their parents of Denmark's educational opportunities for school children and the choices available. Current students within higher education from a wide variety of subjects, volunteered to do short presentations detailing their course and future propects in that particular field. Stalls, representing individual subjects, were also set up, allowing...

Kumarappa, Pulendran remembered in London

On Sunday October the 16th, British Tamils commemorated the twenty-fourth death anniversary of Lt. Colonel Pulendran and Lt. Colonel Kumarappa, as well as ten other cadres in Merton, South London. The event saw around 200 people gather to pay their respects and was marked with music and speeches from members of the community. Lt. Colonel Pulendran and Lt. Colonel Kumarappa swallowed cyanide and committed suicide after being arrested by the Indian Peace Keeping Force and were in the process of being taken to Colombo for interrogation. The incident occurred within two months of the IPKF...

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