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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The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is a militant group, which was also involved in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
In 1970s Prabhakaran started his involvement in the militant activities and by 1976 he launched his militant organization called Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - LTTE.
Government forces sank four boats of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) off the coast of Mullaittivu, spokesman D.
Meanwhile, the IGP denied media reports that it was a gang of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Each day we read about the Sri Lankan army's march towards overpowering the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Soldiers have pushed into areas of the Jaffna peninsula and a nearby island that were recently held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, a military spokesman, said on Saturday.
officials, out of Vanni, the last bastion of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who have been fighting for independence since 1983.
"Troops killed 34 LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) terrorists and injured 33 others," said a spokesman at the Media Centre for National Security."Nine soldiers had also died and 15 (were) injured from the fighting."The Tigers, fighting for an independent state in north and east Sri Lanka for ethnic Tamils, a minority in the predominantly Sinhalese country, were not immediately available for comment.
Karuna was a leader of the Tamil Tigers before forming his own splinter group, People's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (TMVP).
The Tamil Tigers - or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - are responsible for three decades of guerrilla fighting in Sri Lanka.
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.
The move is the EU's response to the recent upsurge in violent attacks carried out by the Tamil Tigers.aThe rebel group, whose official name is Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), aims to create an autonomous province in the north and eastern part of the country.
These massacres drove a generation of Sri Lankans into exile and led to the formation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a paramilitary group that advocates a separate Tamil state in the North.
The situation is not, however, hopeless, she said, adding that the tsunami has "brought down walls" between the Sri Lankan government and the rebel group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
The two sides have reportedly been observing a Norwegian-brokered truce since February 2002, but the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam suspended direct talks more than one year ago, frustrated over a lack of rebuilding.