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Noun1.LTTE - a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil studentsLTTE - a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel; "the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Ceylon - a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
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The recruitment of child soldiers by the LTTE or illegal armed groups affiliated with the LTTE or any political party in violation of international humanitarian law or international human rights law.
Vaiko is known for his support to LTTE and other organisations, which have been protesting for a separate state of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
The Australian government has extended the proscription on the LTTE for another 3 years.
The defeat of the LTTE added to the debates over U.
He admitted the crimes appeared to be organised and could be linked to international crime but would no go as far as to blame the LTTE.
In 1983 the ambush of a Sri Lanka military patrol established the LTTE as it is known today, a group that would eventually earn the title, "Most Successful Terrorist Organization in the World," according to one Western diplomat who spoke anonymously to Time magazine.
Colonel' Ram, a former LTTE commander of Amparai, ' Col.
HRW also called for the about 11,000 LTTE suspects being already held in government centres to be either charged or released.
It added that in this context, the LTTE was conscious of the new circumstances and the need to take their freedom struggle along new pathways and new administrative structures of the movement have been reformulated.
Wanted by Interpol and believed to be in hiding in southeast Asia, Pathmanathan is the most senior LTTE operative still alive and is expected to take its leadership role.
He is also accused of two further offences - receiving money and belonging to a proscribed organisation, namely the LTTE.
But the 'Dinamurasu' newspaper run by an anti-LTTE group reminded communities that the LTTE leaders had called those who left the country - while they were fighting with the armed forces - "dogs".