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50,000 gather in London to remember Tamil Eelam Heroes

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 November 2010 20:31 One Comment]

Around 50,000 Eezham Tamils congregated on Saturday in London to pay homage to the Maaveerar (heroes) who laid down their lives in fighting for the liberation of Tamil Eelam. Similar gatherings proportionate to the population of Eezham Tamil diaspora were noticed in the other European capitals. 9,000 congregated in one of 8 localities in France and 7,000 at Fribourg in Switzerland, where local organisers noticed a new vigour of uprising. Meanwhile, the BBC in London cut a pathetic figure by featuring a report of a BBC Tamil Service staff, reporting: “Why Sri Lankan Tamils won’t remember war dead this year”. The BBC Tamil Service in recent years has become a mouthpiece of war crimes accused Colombo and the establishment abetting it from New Delhi, observers said. The subversive game is played manipulating the unjustified continuation of the tag of ‘terrorism’ in UK, they further said.

The BBC report by its Tamil Service staff Swaminathan Natarajan was insulting in tone in using terms like ‘insurgents’ to those who laid down their lives for the liberation cause of their nation well over three decades, and in highlighting the desecrations of the agents of Colombo, a London Tamil activist told TamilNet.

Heroes Day homage events are observed in several cities of Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA.

In Oslo, where 5,000 Tamils reside in the city region, more than 3,000 attended the Maaveerar Day, even when the temperature was as freezing to -12°C

Tamil diaspora youth in Canada have organised homage-paying congregations in several parts of the country. Saturday’s homage event is being held in circulation at Markham Fair Grounds north of Toronto. Unable to manage the crowd, the event is held in four sessions associated with impressive cultural programmes.

A section of the participants at Tamil National Remembrance Day

A section of the participants at Tamil National Remembrance Day

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London: Tamil National Remembrance Day 2010

Homage paid in silence under oppressed circumstances inside a house at a locality in the NorthEast on Saturday

Homage paid in silence under oppressed circumstances inside a house at a locality in the NorthEast on Saturday

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Swiss Tamils stand in queue to pay homage to Tamil Heroes

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  • Valli – Then Aaprikaa said:

    Vanakam, I am a 3rd generation Ceylonese Tamil. whose grandparents came from a small fishing village called Kurunakar, near Jaffna. I visited my Motherland several times, and always stayed in the heart-warming town of Kilinochchi. Born in South Africa, and freedom fighter for our people here, I learn’t many lessons about Liberation Struggle and so my heart is filled with the love of the LTTE and Tamil Diaspora for never giving up!!. Today we show the world, that the Boundaries of the State of Thamil Eelam, has indeed been marked with the Blood of Karumpuligal and Thamil Puligal. Viva Thamil Eelam Viva!!Viva Thalaivir Viva! The date at the ICC for GOSL is coming close! The Indictment sheet of Crimes against Humanity is never-ending!. We must remain resilient, our goal is in sight for Freedom of our Beloved Thainadu!! Aluta Continua!! Valii – Then Aaprikaa