Tamil Eelam


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Tamil Eelam

(ˈtæmɪl ˈiːlæm)
n
(Placename) the separate Tamil state that the Tamil Tigers have sought to establish in northern Sri Lanka
[from Tamil eelam homeland]
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Noun1.Tamil Eelam - the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
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 city was a hub of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly known as the Tamil Tigers, who fought a 26-year-long civil war with the Sri Lankan Armed Forces from 1983 to 2009.
The Sri Lankan Civil Wa, often known as the Tamil War, was an armed struggle between the Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan dominated by the Sinhalese community.
The two coalition partners - Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) and People Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), right from the beginning of the allocation of seats for the local bodies, are not happy with the hegemonic approach of the ITAK leadership and maintaining a distance.
The civil war in Sri Lanka waged for 26 years by Tamils under the aegis of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, popularly known as LTTE.
Australian authorities have detained about 46 of them, giving them life terms on allegations that they are Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres.
John Watts, a security consultant with the Australian firm Noetic Group, says that small groups like Hezbollah, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and others are taking emerging technologies and adapting them to their use a lot quicker than state actors.
De Silva traces the origin of the concept of Tamil Eelam to Chola period when the island was subjected to frequent invasions from South India.
SRI Lankan high commissioner to India, Prasad Kariyawasam, on Thursday apologised after he was summoned by the external affairs ministry for his comments that sought to link Indian MPs with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ( LTTE).
Once a stronghold for the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Northern Province city of Jaffna was a frequent battleground for the rebels and Sri Lankan government troops until a government offensive last year crushed the Tigers.
The court found that he had received money from the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to fund his website.
Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, virtually annihilated by government forces in May, have named Selvarasa Pathmanathan, a fugitive wanted by Interpol and believed to be living in Malaysia, as their new leader, according to an e-mail circulated to news organizations in Colombo and published on the pro-LTTE TamilNet website.
The few surviving leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have announced that they are transforming the former Sri Lankan rebel movement into a "transnational government".