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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Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has accused some Malaysians today of double standards, claiming they would defend now defunct separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) but not fugitive Indian national Dr Zakir Naik.
Summary: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): A special tribunal will hear MDMK leader Vaiko's application, seeking lifting of the ban imposed on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from October 11 to 14 in Madurai.
A two-day conference held in Tamil Nadu in memory of martyrs of the 'Mullivaikkal battle' in Sri Lanka in 2009 held here has urged the Central Government to lift the ban on the Tamil outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Deccan Chronicle reported.
In May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber, during an election rally in Sriperumbudur.
The Sri Lankan Civil Wa, often known as the Tamil War, was an armed struggle between the Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan dominated by the Sinhalese community.
Some of the slogans read, "Go back Maithri!" and "We don't want a Constitution, final solution is Tamil Eelam."
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.
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.
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.
The Daily News, dated 22 May 2013, has published an article entitled "Tamil Eelam Sprang from Chola Expansionism" written by W A De Silva.
The Tamil Nadu assembly has urged India to introduce a resolution in the UN Security Council seeking a referendum in Sri Lanka to carve out an independent Tamil Eelam state.