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The Air Tigers (Tamil: வான்புலிகள்) was the air-wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who used it against the Government of Sri Lanka.
Ampara District (அம்பாறை மாவட்டம் Ampāṟai Māvaṭṭam; අම්පාර දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Ananthapuram (ஆனந்தபுரம்) is a village in north-eastern Sri Lanka.
Ariyalai is a suburb in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka.
The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the ex-Prime Minister of India, occurred as a result of a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India on 21 May 1991.
Balasingham Nadesan (Tamil:பாலசிங்கம் நடேசன்) was the LTTEs Political Chief from late 2007 until his death in 2009.
Batticaloa (மட்டக்களப்பு, Maṭṭakkaḷappu; මඩකලපුව, Madakalapuwa) is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital.
Batticaloa District (மட்டக்களப்பு மாவட்டம் Maṭṭakkaḷappu Māvaṭṭam; මඩකලපුව දිස්ත්රික්කය maḍakalapūva distrikkaya) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
The Battle of Aanandapuram was a land battle fought between the Sri Lankan Military, 58 Division, 53 Division and Task Force 8 and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for the control of the last stronghold held by the LTTE.
Black July is the common name used to refer to the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983.
The Black Tigers (Tamil: கரும்புலிகள்) were a wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a militant Sri Lankan Tamil separatist organisation.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the foremost investigating police agency in India, an elite force which plays a role in public life and ensuring the health of the national economy.
Shanmuganathan Ravishankar (சண்முகநாதன் ரவிசங்கர் Caṇmukanātaṉ Ravicaṅkar; died 5 January 2008; commonly known by the nom de guerre Charles) was a leading member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist Tamil militant organisation in Sri Lanka.
The Charles Anthony Brigade, was the first conventional fighting formation created by the LTTE.
Charles Lucas Anthony, also known as Lt.
Chavakachcheri (சாவகச்சேரி Cāvakaccēri, ජාවකච්චේරි Jāvakachchēri) is a large town in the Jaffna peninsula of Jaffna District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Colombo (Sinhala: කොළඹ, pronounced; கொழும்பு) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.
The Central Bank bombing was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks carried out by the LTTE during the Separatist civil war in Sri Lanka between the government and the Tamil Tigers.
David Buell Sabapathy Jeyaraj (டேவிட் பியுவல் சபாபதி ஜெயராஜ்; born May 21, 1954; commonly known as D. B. S. Jeyaraj) is a Tamil Canadian freelance journalist of Sri Lankan origin.
The Eastern Province (கிழக்கு மாகாணம் Kil̮akku Mākāṇam; නැගෙනහිර පළාත Næ̆gĕnahira Paḷāta) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country.
Elephant Pass, (Tamil: ஆனையிறவு, අලිමංකඩ) Northern Province, Sri Lanka is located in the gateway of Jaffna Peninsula.
Four Four Bravo was the call sign of a fifteen-man Sri Lankan Army patrol, deployed in the Jaffna Peninsula on July 23, 1983.
Geneva (Genève, Genèva, Genf, Ginevra, Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
Gopalaswamy Mahendraraja (1956 – 28 December 1994), also known as Mahattaya was a member of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam who was killed for leaking secrets to India's RAW.
The government of Sri Lanka is a semi-presidential system determined by the Sri Lankan Constitution.
A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance or pressure in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change.
The Indian Navy (IN; Hindi: भारतीय नौ सेना (Devanāgarī), Bhāratīya Nau Senā (Latin)) is the naval branch of the armed forces of India.
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface.
Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) was the Indian military contingent performing a peacekeeping operation in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990.
Jaffna (யாழ்ப்பாணம் Yalpanam, යාපනය Yāpanaya) is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
Jaffna District (யாழ்ப்பாணம் மாவட்டம் Yāḻppāṇam Māvaṭṭam; යාපනය දිස්ත්රික්කය yāpanaya distrikkaya) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Jaffna Hindu College (யாழ்ப்பாணம் இந்துக் கல்லூரி Yāḻppāṇam Intuk Kallūri, JHC) is a national school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Jeyanthan Brigade consist of LTTE fighters from Eastern Sri Lanka.
Balasegaram Kandiah also known as Balraj was the senior commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Kandiah Ulaganathan, also known as Colonel Ramanan, was a senior commander of the Tamil Tigers, and was the number two in the Tamil Tiger military wing and its chief intelligence operative in the eastern region.
Kankesanthurai or KKS, is a town with a harbour, of Jaffna District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Kilinochchi (கிளிநொச்சி, IAST Kilinocci, කිලිනොච්චි) is the main town of Kilinochchi District, Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
Kiran (Devanagari: किरण) is a gender neutral given name.
Kokkuthoduvai or Kokkuththoduvai (pronounced Kokkuth-thodu-vai) is a Town in the Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka.
Kondavil is a suburb north of the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna, in the Jaffna Peninsula where there are lots of temples available for prayer, such as உப்புமட பிள்ளையார் கோவில், காளிகோவில் and so forth.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், දෙමළ ඊළාම් විමුක්ති කොටි, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) is a now-defunct militant organisation that was based in northern Sri Lanka.
After defeating the insurgency led by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in 1971, the Sri Lanka Armed Forces were confronted with a new conflict, this time with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and other Tamil militant groups.
The Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) is a covert operation (black ops) unit of the Sri Lanka Army.
The M18A1 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine used by the United States Armed Forces.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia.
Mannar District (மன்னார் மாவட்டம் Maṉṉār Māvaṭṭam; මන්නාරම දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
The Muhamalai Forward Defence Line was the Army Defence Line separating the Sri Lankan Army and LTTE militia in North Central Kilinochchi from South Central Jaffna.
Mullaitivu (முல்லைத்தீவு Mullaittīvu, මූලදූව) is the main town of Mullaitivu District, situated on the north-eastern coast of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Mullaitivu District (முல்லைத்தீவு மாவட்டம் Mullaittīvu Māvaṭṭam; මුලතිවු දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Navatkuly (pronounced Naavat-kuly)(Tamil: நாவற்குழி) is a town in Jaffna District, Northern Sri Lanka.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian commercial broadcasting television network founded in 1988 by husband and wife Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy.
Nelliyady or Nelliadi or Nelliyadi is a town located 7 km from the City of Point Pedro, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
Oddusuddan is a town in the Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka.
Palali (பலாலி) is a small town in the North Sri Lankan city of Jaffna.
The Parliament of Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව Sri Lanka Parlimenthuwa) is the 225-member unicameral legislature of Sri Lanka.
The People's Front of Liberation Tigers (விடுதலைப் புலிகள் மக்கள் முன்னணி) is a political party in Sri Lanka, founded as the political wing of the LTTE in 1989.
Perinpanayagam Sivaparan known by his nom de guerre Nediyawan is a prominent figure in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam that some have claimed is the new head of the organization, after the arrest of Selvarasa Pathmanathan.
Point Pedro (பருத்தித்துறை Paruthithurai, පේදුරු තුඩුව Peduru Thuduwa) is a town, located in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka, at the northernmost point of the island.
A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from his or her original or true name (orthonym).
Puthukkudiyiruppu (புதுக்குடியிருப்பு, Sinhala: ඵුතුක්කුඩියිරුප්පු) (Pronounced: Puthuk-kudiy-iruppu) is a small town in the Mullaitivu District of Sri Lanka.
Ambalavanar Neminathan (அம்பலவாணர் நேமிநாதன் Ampalavāṇar Nēminātaṉ; 30 May 1961 – 25 August 2002; commonly known by the nom de guerre Raju) was a leading member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist Tamil militant organisation in Sri Lanka.
Ramalingam Paramadeva was one of the architect of 1983 Batticaloa Jailbreak.
Rasaiah Parthipan also known as Lt.
The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) is the primary foreign intelligence agency of India.
Suppayya Paramu Thamilselvan, commonly known as S. P. Tamilselvan, (sometimes transcribed as "Tamilchelvan"),Sunday Times, was the leader of the political wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, an organisation fighting for a separate state for the ethnic Tamil minority in northern Sri Lanka from majority Sinhalese govt.
Sathasivam Krishnakumar also known as Colonel Kittu was a well-known commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The Sea Tigers (Tamil: கடற்புலிகள் Kaţaṛpulikaḷ) was the naval wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam during the Sri Lankan Civil War.
The Second Battle of Elephant Pass (codenamed Operation Unceasing Waves III (ஓயாத அலைகள் மூன்று) by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), was a battle fought in April 2000 for the control of the Sri Lankan military base in Elephant Pass, Jaffna.
Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam (செல்வராசா பத்மநாதன்; alias Selvarasa Pathmanathan, Kumaran Pathmanathan or simply KP) (born April 6, 1955) is the current leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist organisation proscribed as a terrorist organization by 32 countries which, until May 2009, was a party to the Sri Lankan Civil War, and sought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka.
Shanmugalingam Sivashankar (Tamil: சண்முகலிங்கம் சிவசங்கரன், also known as Pottu Amman (Tamil: பொட்டு அம்மன் is a Sri Lankan Tamil militant. He was indicted by the Indian government's Jain Commission for involvement in the assassination of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Sri Lanka (or; Sinhalese Śrī Laṃkāva, Tamil Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) (ශ්රි ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව Sri Lanka Guwan Hamudawa) is the air arm and the youngest of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces.
The Sri Lanka Armed Forces is the overall unified military of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka encompassing the Sri Lanka Army, the Sri Lanka Navy, and the Sri Lanka Air Force; they are governed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The Sri Lanka Army is the oldest and largest of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and is the nation's army.
The Sri Lankan Navy is the navy of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and is classed as the most vital defence force of Sri Lanka due to the country's island geography.
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) (தமிழ் மக்கள் விடுதலைப்புலிகள், Tamil Peoples Liberation Tigers), previously known as the "Karuna Group", is a political party in Sri Lanka.
Tamil nationalism asserts that Tamils are a nation and promotes the cultural unity of Tamil people.
Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, commonly known as TADA, was an anti-terrorism law which was in force between 1985 and 1995 (modified in 1987) under the background of Punjab insurgency and was applied to whole of India.
Velayuthapillai Baheerathakumar (வேலாயுதபிள்ளை பகீரதகுமார் Vēlāyutapiḷḷai Pakīratakumār; 8 January 1966 – 4 April 2009; commonly known by the nom de guerre Theepan) was a leading member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist Tamil militant organisation in Sri Lanka.
Thenmarachchi is one of the three historic regions of Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka.
Thillaiyampalam Sivanesan (தில்லையம்பலம் சிவனேசன்; born in a small coastal village Polikandy, Sri Lanka on October 16, 1963http://www.interpol.int/public/Data/Wanted/Notices/Data/2006/76/2006_57476.asp Thillayampalam, Sivanesan - May 18, 2009), also known by his nom de guerre, Colonel Soosai, was the head of the Sea Tigers, the naval wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Thirunelveli (pronounced Thiru-nel-veyli) is a town in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka.
Trincomalee (திருகோணமலை Tirukōṇamalai, ත්රිකුණාමළය Trikuṇāmalaya) is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.
Trincomalee District (திருகோணமலை மாவட்டம் Tirukŏṇamalai Māvaṭṭam; තිරිකුණාමළය දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
The University of Minnesota Press is a university press that is part of the University of Minnesota.
Operation Liberation or the Vadamarachchi Operation was the military offensive carried out by the Sri Lankan military in May and June 1987 to recapture the territory of Vadamarachchi in the Jaffna peninsula from the LTTE (Tamil Tigers).
Vaithilingam Sornalingam (September 1949 – 26 September 2001; வைத்தியலிங்கம் சொர்ணலிங்கம், alternative spellings include Vythilingam Sornalingam; often referred to by his nom de guerre Colonel Shankar) was founder of the air wing and marine division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and a relative of Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Vallipuram Vasanthan (வல்லிப்புரம் வசந்தன்; also known as Captain Miller; Born 1 January 1966 in Thunnalai, Vadamarachei) was the first Black Tiger for the LTTE of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Valvettithurai or VVT (வல்வெட்டித்துறை Valveṭṭittuṟai; වල්වෙට්ටිතුරෙයි) is a town of Jaffna District on the northeast coast of the Jaffna Peninsula in Northern Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council of the same name.
Vavunathivu (Vavuna-thivu) is a town in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka.
Vavuniya (වවුනියා) is a large town in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.
Vavuniya District (வவுனியா மாவட்டம் Vavuṉiyā Māvaṭṭam; වවුනියා දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Vellamullivaikal is a small town in Sri Lanka.
Thiruvenkadam Velupillai Prabhakaran ((வேலுப்பிள்ளை பிரபாகரன்; November 26, 1954May 18, 2009) was the founder and leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers), a militant organization that sought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka. For over 25 years, the LTTE waged a violent secessionist campaign in Sri Lanka that led to it being designated a terrorist organization by 32 countries. Founded in 1976, the LTTE rocketed to prominence in 1983 after they ambushed a patrol of the Sri Lanka Army outside Jaffna, resulting in the deaths of 13 soldiers. This ambush, along with the subsequent rioting which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Tamil civilians, is generally considered the start of the Sri Lankan Civil War. After years of fighting, including the unsuccessful intervention of the Indian Army, the conflict was halted after international mediation in 2001. By then, the Tamil Tigers controlled large swathes of land in the north and east of the country, running virtually a mini-state with Prabhakaran serving as its unquestioned leader. Peace talks eventually broke down, and the Sri Lanka Army launched a military campaign to defeat the Tamil Tigers in 2006. Prabhakaran was killed in fighting with the Army on May 18, 2009. It was alleged that his 12-year-old son was executed a short time later. His death brought an immediate end to the Civil War.
Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan (nom de guerre: Colonel Karuna Amman; விநாயகமூர்த்தி முரளிதரன், born 1966) is a Sri Lankan politician and former militant.
1983 Batticaloa Jailbreak happened in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka on 27 September 1983.
On 5 October 1987, 12 Tamil Tigers who were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy committed suicide.
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