Arts and Culture

Ilam Kaatru blows audience away

‘Ilam Kaatru’ (‘Youth Wind’), the Tamil Youth Organisation’s (TYO) annual talent show returned after a two year gap on March 12 to wow the audience with an evening of dance, music and other entertainment.Group and solo performances by youngsters and youth ranging from primary school students to university undergraduates celebrated the Tamil nation and its more »

Arts and Culture

Chess & carrom tournament

Over twenty sporting enthusiasts took part in TYOUK’s first Chess and Carrom tournament held on Saturday 13th August 2011. Participants from across London, included a few adults but mainly children, including many members of the UKTSU football team. The chess tournament included three divisions – under 12s, under 16s and open, whilst carrom was divided more »

Analysis and Advocacy

Genocide continues unabated

Writing in The Platform, Mario Arulthas from the TYO UK (Tamil Youth Organisation UK) argues that the end of the armed conflict has not brought peace, but instead as the ruling regime “attempts to consolidate the Sinhala-Buddhist fascism that has plagued the island for decades”, the genocide of Tamils “continues unabated”. See here for article more »

Analysis and Advocacy

protestors abused at Sri Lanka-England cricket match

Activists of the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO-UK) organised Tuesday’s protest between 5 and 8 pm as part of their summer-long awareness raising campaign. Activists and supporters positioned themselves at the entrance to the Oval ground, and chanted slogans, distributed leaflets, and chatted to arriving and departing spectators. Others distributed leaflets to commuters at the nearby more »

Analysis and Advocacy

Jayasuriya’s inclusion in cricket team raises awareness of SL mass killings

Activists of the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO-UK), which started the ‘Boycott Sri Lankan cricket’ campaign in March, were joined Saturday by other Tamil expatriates in handing out leaflets and chatting to arriving spectators. In agreement with local police, campaigners took up position from 1pm outside the main entrance to the County Ground in Bristol. While more »