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Synonyms for Eelam

the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for

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Fighting resumed between the LTTE rebels and the government of Sri Lanka in June 1990, marking the beginning of Eelam War II.
While the Canadian government has not provided official explicit support of a Tamil Eelam state, vote organizers can claim Giambrone's statements in legitimizing their cause.
The Eelam Tamil people are in the midst of a critical and sorrowful period in the history of the struggle for freedom of our nation, Tamil Eelam,'' the statement said.
The struggle of people of Tamil Eelam [the separate state the LTTE fought for] has reached a new state," he said.
On the issue of Eelam, let me clarify that I am not demanding that Eelam be created tomorrow.
If you are not fighting the doomed and lost cause of Tamil Eelam, liberating Sri Lanka or helping the displaced Tamils, please shut up and do something useful in Bahrain.
Meanwhile, the IGP denied media reports that it was a gang of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
It did not take long to realise that this was the celebration of a victory which presumably most in the south awaited for more than a year and a half or to be more precise since the start of the third Eelam war under the helm of President Mahinda Rajapakse.
officials, out of Vanni, the last bastion of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who have been fighting for independence since 1983.
There was no immediate word from the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the latest violence.
The Tamil Tigers - or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - are responsible for three decades of guerrilla fighting in Sri Lanka.
The attack happened near the town of Dambulla, about 90 miles north-east of the capital Colombo, when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rammed a small truck loaded with explosives into a convoy of military buses.
Initially a nonviolent separatist movement, the Tamil armed resistance was launched in 1983 by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against the Sinhalese majority government after years of failed negotiations.
Nonviolent Peaceforce currently has five field offices in Sri Lanka, where violence has continued to rage since the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam signed a cease-fire agreement in 2002.
Gurung said another PWRDF partner, the Organization for Eelam Refugees, was allowed by the Indian government to provide trauma counseling for 40 tsunami-affected villages.