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Mahajana College, more than a century old institution from Tellippalai, Sri Lanka, is synonymous with producing high-caliber well-rounded students who have ventured globally to establish successful careers and build strong cultural networks wherever they landed. As with many other Tamils who decided to settle in the green pastures of the UK, there was a desire […]

Tamil siblings Aaharen Piranavan and Adsaya Piranavan from Pickering, have been crowned National winners at the 2024 Canadian Wrestling Championships (in the Cadet U17 category), which kicked off on March 14th. The High school students are members of Durham’s Team impact wrestling Club. Adsaya competes in the 49kg category, whilst Aaharen in the 51kg. 15-year-old […]

At the Under 15 English National Championships 2023 held in Nottingham on the 16th & 17th December, Sajan Senthuran claimed two gold medals. Hosted by Badminton England, the governing body for the sport across the nation, Senthuran was victorious in the open singles and doubles. In the open singles, Senthuran went through the competition without […]

Vimal Yoganathan, a 17-year-old footballer based in the north of England, made his professional debut for Barnsley FC last week. He is the first Tamil footballer to play for a professional UK club. The tall, six foot three, first year scholar from Chester joined Barnsley at under 16s level after being in Liverpool’s academy. He […]

It’s not difficult to see that football, the nation’s beloved game, lacks Asian representation on all levels. A fact acknowledged by the FA. In the 2019/20 season, only eight out of about 4,000 English professional footballers who played in the top four divisions were British Asian. 12-year-old Sathi Balaguru, British and of Sri Lankan Tamil […]