A heart-felt speech, personally written, was given by Tiksi Sribalakrishnan, a student from the University of Leicester where she said, “Swiss, France, Canada, UK. This is not our country, our country is back there and it is called Tamil Eelam. These Maaveerars fought for you and me, for us. And they don’t even know us, but they gave their lives anyway. Why, because we’re Tamils. That was the only reason.” She ended the speech saying, “It is our duty to remember these Heroes, Our Heroes. But that’s not it; we need to get involved in the struggle. Our duty as Tamil Youth is to carry the struggle forward, the way Our Thalaivar and Maaveerars showed us.”
A documentary on the burning of the Jaffna Library was also played during the remembrance event. The remembrance event was peacefully and emotionally marked by the students of Leicester.