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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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 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 Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) in May 2009, following four bloody wars with the LTTE, who had fought to create an independent Tamil state called Tamil Eelam in north and east Sri Lanka.
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.
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.
The Daily News, dated 22 May 2013, has published an article entitled "Tamil Eelam Sprang from Chola Expansionism" written by W A De Silva.
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.
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".