Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam


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Synonyms for 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 students

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In 2003, peace talks that began a year earlier between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) guerillas were suspended.
But rather than kill herself to avoid capture, as her superiors in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had ordered, Renuka bandaged her bloody chest and waited to be picked up by the Sri Lankan army.
The Sri Lanka army said Monday it extended its area of control outside the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna by at least three kilometers in a large-scale offensive Sunday against the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The BBC broadcasts reportedly used figures provided by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in reporting the number of government casualties in the Elephant Pass battle.
Police said the bomb was almost certainly the work of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who are fighting for a homeland for minority Tamils in the north and east of the country.
Chapter 3 focuses on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the complex and intricate connections between the nationalist struggle for "Eelam" and the internal dynamics of Tamil society.
Only Channel One, the daily in-school educational news broadcast, is airing exclusive footage from the region along with interviews of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, an organization fighting to create an independent homeland for Sri Lanka's Tamil minority.
Earlier, On the initiative undertaken by Asian Tribune's Editor, French Government banned, the Tamil Television Network - TTN channel run by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Australian authorities have detained about 46 of them, giving them life terms on allegations that they are Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres.
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.
Keheliya Rambukwella, Sri Lanka's defence spokesman, said the emergency powers were still needed to ward off fighters from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who could still present a threat.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has long been fighting for a homeland for the Tamil minority in the north and east of the Sinhalese-dominated island.
The government has blamed the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who are facing a major military offensive in the northeast of the island.
Each day we read about the Sri Lankan army's march towards overpowering the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The Tamil Tigers - or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - have been waging a guerrilla campaign against Sri Lankan forces for three decades.