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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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Sri Lanka s strategy is to bind India with the structural genocide of Eezham Tamils, and building Sinhala military capitals in Jaffna and Trincomalee, telling Tamil activists that an economic integration would bring in political solutions.
Up to May 22, 1972, the country was known as Ceylon, although during the prehistoric period it was called "Elam", (the eternal country), Ilam (Ilam is the Tamil word for gold) Eezham, Eylom and presently Eelam.
Country of Eezham Tamils Mourns Silently on Mu'l'livaaykkaal Day.