• WordNet 3.6
    • n LTTE 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 "the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"
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Prabhakaran founded the LTTE in the 1970s in response to discrimination against Tamils by the island's majority Sinhalese population.
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters march through Kilinochchi, northern Sri Lanka in this Oct 10, 2002 file photo.