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  • proper n. A guerilla and a conventional organization seeking the establishment of an independent homeland (ஈழம், eelam) in the northeast of Sri Lanka for the Tamil community.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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  • Military commander who led the campaign to defeat the Tamil Tigers is a liar and traitor, government claims

    Sri Lankan government threatens to execute Sarath Fonseka

  • The 26-year conflict between the Sri Lankan government and terrorist forces known as the Tamil Tigers has just ended ten days ago in Sri Lanka's Northern Province.

    Jim Luce: In Sri Lanka: A Poem of Commemoration

  • On my many trips to Sri Lanka, visiting our Orphans International Worldwide project in the Southern Province, I came to firmly believe the Tamil Tigers are a terrorist organization no different from Al Qaeda or the Taliban.

    Jim Luce: Sri Lanka Triumphant At Last

  • Known as LTTE, referred to as the Tamil Tigers, it has its own army, navy, air force, and suicide commando units (see my HuffPost story, Explaining the Tamil Tigers).

    Jim Luce: U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving

  • She blames propaganda for the misconception that “when you think Tamil, you automatically think Tiger” and that we need to be taught that “Tamil equals Tamil civilians,” since the Tamil Tigers are a completely separate entity.

    HW Pick: Maya’s Harlem State «

  • I listened to this item on Today just before 8am concerning the looming defeat of the so-called Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka and the entire tone was one of showing brotherly solidarity with these vicious terrorists.

    Biased BBC

  • Soeone had the audacity to call the Tamil Tigers "Terrorists" and to claim that there was abundant information that the human shields were "shot at by their own side" if they tried to escape.


  • The Tamil Tigers were the pioneers of suicide bombing among modern terrorist groups and are a proscribed organisation in this country.

    What more do you want?

  • On April 6, Irin News (A source of humanitarian news published by the UN) ran this story about the struggles of pregnant Sri Lankan women caught in the crossfire between the government and the LTTE (aka Tamil Tigers).

    Global Feminism in the News: Women & War « Gender Across Borders

  • The rebel group known as the Tamil Tigers is believed to be behind the shooting.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2005


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