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Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

noun

1 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; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel.

synonyms: LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement.

Dutch: LTTE, Tamil tijgers




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