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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Tamil Tigers a Sri Lankan Tamil separatist movement founded in the early 1970s that sought to establish an independent Tamil homeland (Tamil Eelam) in northern Sri Lanka; they waged a military campaign until defeated in 2009 by the Sri Lankan army
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Sri Lankan separatist guerrillas, leading terrorist raids and opposing intervention by Indian troops.
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|Noun||1.||Tamil Tigers - 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"|
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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