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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New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): A special tribunal on Friday issued a notice to the Centre and Tamil Nadu state government on the application of MDMK General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko seeking to implead in the proceedings on whether Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) should be banned.
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 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.
He traveled to the island often, interviewing both government officials and members of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam--the Tamil Tigers.
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).
Once a stronghold for the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Northern Province city of Jaffna was a frequent battleground for the rebels and Sri Lankan government troops until a government offensive last year crushed the Tigers.
Rajapaksa's announcement came as the pro-rebel TamilNet website rejected the government claim that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has been killed, carrying a statement by the LTTE's international relations head assuring ''his safety and wellbeing.''
Around 50,000 civilians are crowded into a 3.8kmlong 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 LTTE said in a statement: "In the face of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and in response to the calls made by the UN, EU, the governments of India and others, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has announced a unilateral ceasefire."