World Tamil Movement


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Noun1.World Tamil Movement - a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil studentsWorld Tamil Movement - 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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Canada Lists World Tamil Movement as Terrorist Organization.
The opacity of the Court's discussion of membership is revealed by the fact that the judgment does not explain whether or how Suresh's fundraising activities for the World Tamil Movement (WTM) were sufficient to make him a member of the LTTE.
According to a telephone survey of Tamils in Canada that was commissioned by the World Tamil Movement in Toronto, 74 percent supported the establishment of a separate, independent state for Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Major front organizations like the World Tamil Movement in Canada were investigated and shut down.
Nedumaran, who is the Head of the World Tamil Movement.

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