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    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

    Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran

    Organization

    In Sri Lanka 1983.

    Formed: May 1976.

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    Ideology: Tamil nationalism Marxism Socialism

    Notable attacks: Central Bank bombing,

    Palliyagodella massacre,

    Dehiwala train bombing and

    Rajiv Gandhi Assassination.

    Annual revenue: $300 Million

    Means of revenue: Donations from expatriate

    Tamils, Extortion, Shipping,Sales of weapons, Taxes under

    LTTE controlled areas,

    Bank of Tamileelam.

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    Achieve Independent Tamil StateIn Northern and Eastern provinces

    in Sri Lanka.

    Spread throughout most of theisland.

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    Independent Tamil StateTo gain control of Northern and

    Eastern Sri Lankan regions.

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    Attempt to achieve their aims through

    violence on societal landmarks.

    Use explosives and illegal weapons to

    inflict 'terror' on civilians and those who

    stand in their path.

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    Very negative effects on the Sri Lankan

    society.

    Caused general terror for the entire country.

    They have had major conflicts with the Sri

    Lankan military.Have attacked civilian soft points and often

    have engaged in conflicts in civilian zones and

    caused much carnage.

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    Establishing a separate state forthem

    Prohibited to smoke cigarettes

    and alcohol

    Refrain from family members

    No sexual relation apart fromspouse

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    Pioneers in Suicide BeltsLight Aircraft

    Tamil Youths

    Oaths for loyalty

    Cynaide Vial if captured

    Black Tigers for political &

    economical attack

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    Modes of attack image

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    Al Qaida 09 / 11 Attack

    Lashkar-e-Taiyaba 26 / 11Mumbai

    attacks in 2008

    Hamas Gaza strip attacksIrish Republican Army Northern

    Ireland, London Bombings

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    Image for wtc n mumbai

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    Prescribed terrorist organisation by

    32 countries

    Extensive support of Tamil diaspora

    in Europe and North AmericaAssasination of Sri Lankan President

    in 1993

    Total control of North-East Sri Lanka

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    Headquarter at Chennai

    Assasination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991

    IPKF (Indian Peacekeeping Force) to

    disarm LTTEOperation Pawan

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    Mahattya, deputy leader of LTTE

    collaborated with Indian RAW, but was

    killed

    Tied up with Al Ummah on behest of Al

    Qaeda

    Links with ISI(pak) ULFA & Al-Qaeda.

    International pressure for anti-LTTE

    policy.

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    India had trained the LTTE in 1980s

    Betrayed India by killing thousands of

    Indian army personnel of the IPKF

    Targeting pro-Indian Sri Lanka politicians

    Smuggle narcotics & circulated fake

    currency notes

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    Launders black money of Indianpoliticians

    Providing training to Indian militant

    Sleeper cells in metro & mega cities ofIndia

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    On 25 January 1998 LTTE

    Blasted a Bomb at Sri

    Dalanda Maligawa.

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    Prabhakaran Killed in May 2009.Entire Northern district taken back by Sri

    Lankan Army.

    1st time in 27 years Sri Lanka had fullcontrol.

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    Revive hunt for LTTE leaders andprosecute them

    Nurture the democratic elements in the

    Sri Lankan Tamil populationDelhi HCs extension of ban for 2 years

    Monitoring southern coastal areas

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    Exploding Cochin and Trivandrum airportAttack on PM Manmohan Singh and

    Sonia Gandhi

    Attack on Pro-India Sri Lankan politicians

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