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  • proper n. A member of a guerilla organization seeking the establishment of an independent state in the northeast of Sri Lanka for the Tamil community.


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  • Neil Buhne, speaking in Geneva on his last day as the head of the United Nations mission in Tamil Tiger rebels, which were defeated in May 2009.

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  • In the case of Sri Lanka, for example, the U.N. experts' report accuses Tamil Tiger rebels of taking refuge in designated safe zones - effectively using the civilians there as human shields, and shooting them if they attempted to escape.

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  • In the 195-page report, the panel found "credible" allegations of human rights violations committed by the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tiger rebels during final stages of the conflict between September 2008 and May 2009.

    UN Releases Report on Possible War Crimes in Sri Lanka

  • A Tamil Tiger's assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 triggered a permanent change of heart in New Delhi, which helped Sri Lanka marshal much-needed diplomatic support on the long road to victory against the terrorist group.

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  • The nearly three-decade-long war ended in May of 2009 with the Sri Lankan military defeating the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    UN Receives Sri Lanka War Crimes Report

  • The quarter-century-long Sri Lankan conflict had a bloody denouement in 2009, when ethnic Sinhalese-dominated government forces cornered the last Tamil Tiger rebels on a sliver of land in the northeast of the island nation.

    U.S. ups pressure on Sri Lanka over slain civilians

  • The film, shown on Channel 4, reportedly shows "trophy videos" taken on mobile phones by Sri Lankan soldiers taking part in the military operation in 2009 to crush the Tamil Tiger insurgency and end a 25-year civil war.

    Britain renews call for Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry

  • Tamil Tiger representatives couldn't be reached to comment.

    Sri Lanka War Crime Claims 'Credible'

  • The Sri Lankan government denies charges that it committed violations of human rights and humanitarian law during its military offensive against the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    UN Investigator Accuses Sri Lanka of Crimes Against Tamils

  • A Sri Lankan political party associated with the defunct Tamil Tiger rebels has won a majority of local council elections in the former war zones of the island nation.

    Tamil Alliance Post Win in Sri Lankan Election


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