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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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causing destruction to millions of rupees worth fishing equipment, including three boat engines and fishing nets of Eezham Tamils.
The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, commonly referred to as Eelam (from the ancient Tamil word for Sri Lanka) or Eezham Tamils, is estimated to range between 110,000 and 200,000 to 400,000 in Canada (as cited in Hyndman 2003).