Liberation Teegers o Tamil Eelam

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Liberation Teegers o Tamil Eelam
Dates o operation 5 Mey 1976 (1976-05-05) – 19 Mey 2009 (2009-05-19)
Leader V. Prabhakaran (KIA)
Motives The creation o the independent state o Tamil Eelam in the north an east o Sri Lanka.
Active region(s) Sri Lanka (1976–2009), Indie, Fraunce, Germany, Canadae, Unitit Kinrick, Unitit States, Australie an Swisserland
Ideology Tamil naitionalism
Status Inactive. Militarily defeatit in Mey 2009.[1]
Annual revenue US$200–300 million prior tae the militar defeat.[2][3]
Means o revenue Donations frae expatriate Tamils, extortion,[4] shipping, sales of weapons and taxation under LTTE controlled areas.

The Liberation Teegers o Tamil Eelam (Tamil: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், Tamiḻīḻa viṭutalaip pulikaḷ, commonly kent as the LTTE or the Tamil Teegers), wis a separatist militant organisation that wis based in northren Sri Lanka. Foondit in Mey 1976 bi Velupillai Prabhakaran, it waged a secessionist naitionalist campaign tae create an independent state in the north an east o Sri Lanka for Tamil fowk.[5] This campaign evolved intae the Sri Lankan Ceevil War, which ran frae 1983 till 2009, when the LTTE wis defeatit bi the Sri Lankan Militar.[6][7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Rebels admit defeat in Sri Lankan civil war | detnews.com | The Detroit News". detnews.com. Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  2. "LTTE international presents an enduring threat". Lakbima News. 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.  Unkent parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. "The Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora After the LTTE" (PDF). International Crisis Group. 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2011.  Unkent parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. Shanaka Jayasekara (2007). "LTTE Fundraising & Money Transfer Operations". satp.org. Retrieved 28 July 2011.  Unkent parameter |month= ignored (help)
  5. "Sri Lanka – Living With Terror". Frontline (PBS). May 2002. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  6. "SCENARIOS-The end of Sri Lanka's quarter-century war". Reuters. 16 May 2009. 
  7. "Sri Lanka Rebels Concede Defeat". Voice of America (Colombo). 17 May 2009.