Tamil Eelam

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Tamil Eelam

(ˈtæmɪl ˈiːlæm)
n
(Placename) the separate Tamil state that the Tamil Tigers have sought to establish in northern Sri Lanka
[from Tamil eelam homeland]
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Noun1.Tamil 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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I was a witness to the efforts that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi made to persuade a reluctant President Jayawardane and a more reluctant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam leader Prabhakaran to come to an agreement which guaranteed peace in Sri Lanka and give autonomy to the Tamils while ensuring the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
In 1981 and 1983, political division and public hostility turned into civil war with the creation of Tamil fighting forces led by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE).
It highlighted evidence that the Sri Lankan army killed tens of thousands of civilians in its ultimately successful last assault on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE).