It gives me immense pleasure to add this message to the TSSA website for the first time since being elected as the President in February 2015.

Since it’s inception, TSSA (UK) has focussed on two big events, a Football Tournament in May and a Cricket Festival in August which included netball and children’s’ games. . Over the years, the interest in these events are maintained mainly by the players who are interested in football and other sporting activities. Additionally, now there are several similar sporting event for the Tamil community. As a result, we have seen a slight downturn in the visitors to our events. My vision for the TSSA (UK), together with the current dedicated members of the Executive Committee and volunteers, is to turn our two special events where the whole family can participate and have enjoyable days. This we intend to do, by introducing various extra activities such as fashion shows, ‘mutty addi’(breaking of clay pots), painting and crafts competition for children, cooking competition for mothers etc. We aim to create a carnival atmosphere with many stalls and music which will promote better community relationship within our community.

Moving away from the tradition and in order to raise the much needed funds we shall plan to introduce at least one extra function each year, similar to the music event we held in January 2013. You may ask why do we need to raise more funds? In the recent years, TSSA(UK) have helped to re-establish the sporting organisation JSSA which was founded when we were in school, which became defunct for many years due to the civil conflict. We need to support our schools in North and East to once again become sports ambassadors.

I have been an active committee member since 2001 and I, together with my late wife, Dr (Mrs) Sakunthala Satgunaseelan, have helped the TSSA in many ways. Likewise. many of the Executive Committee members have been providing dedicated service to the TSSA for a long time. Volunteers come year after year to help us out. We all say in one voice, that we will continue to serve the TSSA(UK) as long as we can.

My executive committee members and I cannot do anything without the full support of our members (OSAs) and the Tamil community. We need your help and with your help, we want to make TSSA(UK) one of the best sporting organisations. We can all join in being proud of our achievements. We would welcome suggestions. Please contact me or any of our committee members who will be happy to discuss/talk to you about our vision.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you at all our events.

K S Satgunaseelan (President)

I have served the TSSA in various capacities since 2001 and will continue to serve as long as I possibly can.