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தமிழீழம்
tamiḻ īḻam

Tamil Eelam

Unrecognized state
Flag of Sri Lanka 1983–2009 Flag of Sri Lanka
Flag of Tamil Eelam
Map of Tamil Eelam
Civil War in:
Sri Lanka
CapitalKilinochchi
Status Unrecognized state
Leader
- 1983-2009Velupillai Prabhakaran
History
July 23, 1983Established
May 19, 2009Defeat of the LTTE
Area19,509 km²
Population
- 20012,577,188
 Density132.1/km²
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Tamil Eelam (1983-2009) was an unrecognized state in the northern part of Sri Lanka.

Background Edit

Tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists erupted into war in 1983. After two decades of fighting, the government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) formalized a cease-fire in February 2002 with Norway brokering peace negotiations. Violence between the LTTE and government forces intensified in 2006 and the government regained control of the Eastern Province in 2007. In May 2009, the government announced that its military had finally defeated the remnants of the LTTE and that its leader, Velupillai PRABHAKARAN, had been killed.[1]


Leader

  • Velupillai Prabhakaran () (July 23, 1983 - May 19, 2009)



Nation

Sri Lankan Polities

Neighbouring Nations

References

  1. The CIA World Factbook - Sri Lanka

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