Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam


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Noun1.Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil studentsLiberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel; "the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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.
25 -- The 63rd birthday of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the fallen leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is to be celebrated tomorrow in a grand scale in the Tamil regions of Sri Lanka and in the West.
The civil war in Sri Lanka waged for 26 years by Tamils under the aegis of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, popularly known as LTTE.
At least 10,000 people are reportedly estimated to have been killed in Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war that ended with the defeat of the Tamil Tigers, also known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in 2009.
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.
SRI Lankan high commissioner to India, Prasad Kariyawasam, on Thursday apologised after he was summoned by the external affairs ministry for his comments that sought to link Indian MPs with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ( LTTE).
Dr Abdul Latiff said he was confident that Mindanao would achieve peace just like what had happened in Sri Lanka when the civil war between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan government continued for many years.
It is for the first time in decades that the country is holding a vote free from the spectre of a long civil war, which ended last year with the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a separatist group fighting for an independent state for minority Tamils.
The court found that he had received money from the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to fund his website.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam conceded defeat Sunday in their war against Colombo's government, saying the conflict has reached ''a bitter end,'' pro-Tamil website TamilNet reported.
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.