Heroes' Day at London Excel

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Thousands of Tamils thronged to London Excel on Tuesday to honour fallen Tamil freedom fighters. 

 

 

 

Travelling from various parts of the UK, Tamils assembled at London Excel at 11:30am, with Heroes' Day events commencing with the lighting of the common flame and the hoisting of the national flags of the UK and Tamil Eelam, whilst national anthems played in the background.

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At 12:35pm, bells were tolled for a minute, followed by a minute of silence; and at 12:37pm, the flame of sacrifice was lit by everyone assembled at Excel, paying tribute to fallen freedom fighters, whilst the commemorative song was played.

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People then lined up to lay flowers before the photos of fallen heroes.