Tamil is a Unicode block containing characters for the Tamil, Badaga, and Saurashtra languages of Tamil Nadu India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia. In its original incarnation, the code points U+0B02..U+0BCD were a direct copy of the Tamil characters A2-ED from the 1988 ISCII standard. The Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam blocks were similarly all based on their ISCII encodings.
Dozens of Sri Lankan police officers stormed Maaveerar Naal commemorations at the Tharavai Thuyilum Illam in Batticaloa and arrested at least four Tamils earlier today ... Thousands of Tamils had gathered at the cemetery, from families to activists and politicians including the TNA parliamentarian Shanakiyan Rasamanickam.
Thousands of Tamils had gathered at the cemetery, from families to activists and politicians including the TNA parliamentarian Shanakiyan Rasamanickam. Uniformed officers began pulling down the decorations that Tamils had placed all along the cemetery, even as songs continued to play through the loudspeakers.
Key speakers of the event included the editor of the book Mr Anton Ponrasa, late LTTE fighter Sapari's mother and journalist Mrs Savithiri Athuvithanandan (pictured above), military and political analyst Mr RaviPrabhakaran, as well as many other Tamil activists and leaders of Tamil organisations in the diaspora.
The projection lit up the historic monument in Central London, with an image of the flag and the words “'Tamils remember the heroes who fought for our freedom” ... “This is another way in which we pay tribute to our maaveerar,” said Durga*, a BritishTamil activist who helped organise the display.
Headstones at Vaharai Thuyilum Illam have been demolished and Tamil activists have been harrassed as Sri Lanka intensifies its crackdown on Maaveerar Naal in the Eastern province... Thuyilum Illams were destroyed both during the armed conflict and later bulldozed over by the Sri Lankan state following the Tamil genocide in 2009.
The Tamil Eelam flag was projected on to the iconic Tower of London tonight, as BritishTamils paid tribute to those who gave their lives in the Tamil liberation struggle in the build up to Maaveerar Naal... “This is another way in which we pay tribute to our maaveerar,” said Durga*, a British Tamil activist who helped organise the display.