What are Tamil Tigers?

  • (noun): 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.
    Example: "The Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"
    Synonyms: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement

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2009 Suicide Air Raid On Colombo - Background
... The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers, was a separatist militant organization that was fighting to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri ... During their campaign, the Tamil Tigers used a variety of controversial tactics, including the extensive use of suicide bombers ... The Tamil Tigers are designated as a terrorist organization by 32 countries, including the United States, Canada, and the member nations of the European Union ...
Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front - Political Party
... After its military defeat by the Tamil Tigers the EPRLF transformed itself into political party and allied itself with the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) who ... The EPRLF formed an alliance with the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front, Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization and Tamil United Liberation Front to contest the 1989 parliamentary elections ... On 19 June 1990 the Tamil Tigers attacked an EPRLF meeting in Madras, murdering thirteen EPRLF members including leader K ...
List Of Attacks Attributed To The LTTE - Attacks in Chronological Order - 2007
... March 29 Tamil Nadu, India LTTE cadres kill five Indian fisherman off the coast of Tamil Nadu and kidnap twelve others ... housing scheme named "Village of Hope" for Tamil children orphaned by the 2004 Asian Tsunami ... May 24 Colombo The Sri Lankan Army claimed that it suspects Tamil Tigers exploded an IED fixed on motorbike in Colombo targeting a bus transporting Sri Lankan Army personal killing one soldier and wounding six people ...
Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan - Militant Life
... Chandrakanthan was recruited to the Tamil Tigers as a child soldier on April 4, 1990 at the age of 14 by Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan ... As is conventional in the Tamil Tigers, he gave up his birth name and adopted the nom de guerre "Pillayan" ... Karuna Amman, who at the time was a District Leader of the Tamil Tigers and their commander of the Batticaloa and Ampara districts ...
Ramalingam Paramadeva
... After his escape he joined the Tamil Tigers ... Later on behalf of Tamil Tigers he successfully carried out the 1984 Batticaloa Jailbreak, to release a female political inmate who was left behind in the first one ... He was one of the senior leaders of Tamil Tigers in Batticaloa and was killed in 1984 at Kaluwanchikudy, Batticaloa District ...

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