Heavy defeat for Tamil Eelam against current world champions Kurdistan

The Tamil Eelam football team suffered a heavy 9-0 defeat today, at the hands of VIVA World Cup holders Kurdistan, at the 2014 World Football Cup in Sweden. The match was always going to be tough for the Leopards, with the highly rated Kurdistan team coming into the match as clear favourites. In a setback for the Tamils, regular starter Ronsan Valli was not able to play due to illness.

Tamil Eelam at World Football Cup 2014

The Tamil Eelam Football Association will play their first match of the 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup today against Arameans Suryoye. The players trained for the first time since their arrival from their training camp in Norway on Sunday, with all the players fit for the big match.

Tamil Eelam lose first match to highly rated Arameans Suryoye

Starting lineup of Tamil Eelam (Pictures: Tamil Guardian) The Tamil Eelam football team put up an impressive display against Arameans Suryoye, despite losing their opening match at the ConIFA World Cup 2-0. The match, taking place at the Jamkraft Arena in Ostersund, Sweden, was a lively encounter between the two teams, as they played each other for the first time.

Tamil Eelam concludes training camp ahead of ConIFA World Football Cup

Picture: Tamil Guardian The Tamil Eelam national football team has concluded its training camp in the Norwegian capital Oslo, ahead of the World Football Cup in Sweden, commencing on Sunday.

Tamil Eelam FA arrives in Sweden for ConIFA World Football Cup

Pictures: Tamil Guardian The national football team of Tamil Eelam has arrived in Sweden for the ConIFA World Football Cup. Players and staff attended the opening ceremony in the town of Ostersund, along with the other teams playing in the tournament.

In Memoriam - Songs from the Purananuru - Song 192

During this month of May, as Tamils remember their loved ones that were killed as the armed conflict ended in 2009, we publish selected Poems from the classical Tamil anthology, the Purananuru (the 400 Puram poems) as we have done in previous years. This is the last in our collection this year. Song 192 - Kaniyan Poonkunran sings Tinai – Potuviyal (General heroism) Every Town a Home Town Every town a home town every man a kinsman. Good and evil do not come from others. Pain and relief of pain come of themselves. Dying is nothing new. We do not rejoice That life is sweet nor in anger call it...

In Memoriam - Songs from the Purananuru - Song 112

During this month of May, as Tamils remember their loved ones that were killed as the armed conflict ended in 2009, we publish selected Poems from the classical Tamil anthology, the Purananuru (the 400 Puram poems) as we have done in previous years. Song 112 - Pari’s daughters sing (on the death of Pari) Tinai - Potuviyal (General heroism) That month That month In that white moonlight we had our father and no one could take the hill This month in this white moonlight kings with drums drumming victory have taken over the hill and we have no father Collection: In Memoriam - Songs from the...

In Memoriam - Songs from the Purananuru - Song 256

During this month of May, as Tamils remember their loved ones that were killed as the armed conflict ended in 2009, we publish selected Poems from the classical Tamil anthology, the Purananuru (the 400 Puram poems) as we have done in previous years. The following poem is extracted from the ‘Urn poem’, written by an anonymous poet and translated by A.K. Ramanujan in his anthology the 'Poems of Love and War'. Song 256 – An Urn for Burial Tinai: Potuviyal An Urn for Burial Potter O Potter, I have come with him through narrow places like a tiny white lizard hugging the spoke of a cart wheel Be...

In Memoriam - Songs from the Purananuru - Song 356

During this month of May, as Tamils remember their loved ones that were killed as the armed conflict ended in 2009, we publish selected Poems from the classical Tamil anthology, the Purananuru (the 400 Puram poems) as we have done in previous years. Puram refers to the exterior, public or outer – and so the Purananuru contains the Poems of War, and external life, as opposed to the Akam which refers to the interior, including the Poems of Love. The following poem is extracted from the ‘Poems of Love and War’ by A.K. Ramanujan Song 356 – Kattayan Kannanar sings Tinai – Kanci (the transience of...

Tamil youth wins 2014 Dalton Young Researchers Award

Photograph MIT Kogularamanan Suntharalingam, a young Tamil academic from London, has been awarded the 2014 Dalton Young Researchers Award in Chemistry by the Royal Society for Chemistry for his contribution to the design, development and understanding of new metallo-pharmaceuticals. Kogularamanan, known as Rama, currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US. "In the near future I hope to return to the UK as an assistant professor," Rama told the Tamil Guardian via email from the US. He received a first class MSci and a PhD in Chemistry from...

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