In 1983 the ambush of a Sri Lanka military patrol established the LTTE
as it is known today, a group that would eventually earn the title, "Most Successful Terrorist Organization in the World," according to one Western diplomat who spoke anonymously to Time magazine.
Peiris also said the head of the government peace secretariat, Ambassador Bernard Gunatillake, will travel to LTTE
-controlled Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka's north ahead of the talks in Thailand for a meeting with LTTE
political wing leader S.
The government's loss of the pass, which controls access to the former LTTE
stronghold of Jaffna about 400 kilometers north of Colombo, is widely seen as the worst setback the armed forces have had in 17 years of fighting the LTTE
Designations of the LTTE
adopted by the Council later in 2015-2017 are not covered by the present ruling.
I asked him about any cases registered against the supporters or any agents of LTTE
for an attempt to forge understanding with the Maoists and other organisations because it was mentioned here.
They were carrying pictures of slain LTTE
There is no shelling taking place; we have never shelled this place and it happened in an area where the LTTE
[are in control]," he told Al Jazeera.
has only parts of Kilinochchi and some parts of Mullaitivu district as compared to what they controlled before.
The Norwegians can do a lot to pressure the LTTE
,'' added Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
Although the apprehension of an arms-laden trawler during the last round of negotiations and the self immolation by its LTTE
crew were most remarkable for failing to derail peace talks, it also called into question the LTTE
's commitment to the process.
is of the view that it is important to continue with their aggressive propaganda campaign radicalizing the Tamil diaspora in Europe, Sri lanka and South India.
However the ban cannot be considered as a ban on LTTE
because, generally speaking with particularly reference to Tamil Nadu, it is seen as an attempt to stop any activity of terrorism in the state, and I am also one of the persons who wished so.