Eelam


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Noun1.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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Tehran / Nina / The Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani confirmed the need to open an Iraqi consulate in Eelam border province as the most important border crossing movement for visitors and passengers between the two countries.
The Eelam War began in 1983 as the long-term tensions between the Singhalese and Tamil populations erupted with riots, killings, and government response.
To get justice not only for himself but all other Eelam Tamils, he is undergoing this fast risking his life.
The Prabhakaran saga; the rise and fall of an Eelam warrior.
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.
8 percent of the 48,583 people who turned out for the December 2009 vote approved a statement calling for the "formation of the independent and sovereign state of Tamil Eelam in the North and East territory of the Island of Sri Lanka on the basis that the Tamils in the Island of Sri Lanka make a distinct nation, have a traditional homeland, and have the right to Self-Determination.
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".
You were in the past stridently opposed to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the creation of a Tamil state of Eelam.
8kmlong strip of coast along with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fighters, who have been fighting for 25 years for a homeland for minority Tamils.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has done absolutely nothing for the Tamil people.
Government forces sank four boats of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) off the coast of Mullaittivu, spokesman D.