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Tamil

George Law
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10 Apr 2008, 13:50 #1

 
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11 Apr 2008, 09:02 #2

Did you know? Tamil is one of the four official languages of Singapore.
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BarnabyRudge
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12 Apr 2008, 01:06 #3

Did you know? The Tamil Tigers are a militant organization campaigning for an independent state of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka – victims of whose terrorist activities have included the former Sri Lankan president Ranasinghe Premadasa and the former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. :ph43r:
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Athene_noctua
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12 Apr 2008, 01:35 #4

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Ebudae
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24 Apr 2008, 21:40 #5

Fighting between Sri Lanka’s military and Tamil Tiger rebels in the northern Jaffna peninsula has ended with both sides claiming victory.

The military said 43 soldiers died and 33 were still missing, but insisted the offensive was a success.

The rebels put their losses at 16. They said they had killed more than 100 soldiers and wounded about 500.

Journalists are denied access to the area and it is impossible to verify the conflicting claims independently.

The Tigers have fought for a generation for an independent state for the Tamil minority.

At least people have died since the civil war began in 1983.
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Athene_noctua
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27 Apr 2008, 16:49 #6

Tamil Tiger rebels have bombed military targets in the north-east of Sri Lanka using light aircraft.

They dropped three bombs before flying back, the military said. Security forces have just launched a fresh drive against the Tigers in the area.

It was the fifth rebel aerial strike since the Tigers created an air force a year ago.

The attack came as police arrested nine people over a suspected rebel bomb blast that killed 26 people on a bus near the capital, Colombo, during rush hour on Friday evening.
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JaneFairfax
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27 Nov 2008, 14:23 #7

The leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka has said that the government is living in “dreamland” if it expects outright military victory.

In his annual speech, Velupillai Prabhakaran said that it was “a dream from which they would soon awake”.

The government has not yet responded to the speech, but it says its forces are on the verge of capturing Kilinochchi in northern Sri Lanka. The town is the administrative centre of the territory controlled by the rebels and correspondents say its loss would be a huge setback for them.

Every year the rebel leader makes a policy speech on what the rebels call heroes’ day, when they commemorate their dead.
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Athene_noctua
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02 Jan 2009, 22:44 #8

Firecrackers ripped through the skies of villages and towns in Sri Lanka tonight as the majority Sinhalese population celebrated the Government’s claim that its forces had seized the rebel Tamil Tiger capital of Kilinochchi.

The Sri Lankan president urged Tamil Tiger fighters “for the last time” to hand over their arms and surrender. But despite the loss of Kilinochchi, the Tigers remain strong in a few areas and are well capable of mounting guerrilla operations as they have done in the past. Further battles lie ahead, particularly in the rebels’ last major stronghold of Mullaittivu.

A pro-rebel website played down the military setback, saying the Tigers had moved their headquarters further northeast before Kilinochchi fell.

The army first captured Kilinochchi from the rebels in 1996, but lost it in a rebel counterattack in 1998. The government has been predicting repeatedly in the last two months that the town was about to fall during battles which reportedly killed hundreds of fighters.
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JaneFairfax
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13 Jan 2009, 14:51 #9

Heavy fighting is reported around the sole remaining Tamil Tiger stronghold of Mullaitivu in Sri Lanka as the army presses ahead with its offensive.

Rebel sources have not commented on the claim, but say civilians have been wounded by artillery fire.

The army is pressing ahead after capturing the rebel HQ of Kilinochchi and the strategic Elephant Pass.
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Athene_noctua
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25 Jan 2009, 19:30 #10

Sri Lankan troops have captured the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu in the north-east of the island, the country’s army chief says.

On Sri Lankan TV, Lt Gen Sarath Fonsek said troops had “completely captured” Mullaitivu after a month of fighting.

There has been no comment from the Tamil Tigers, who have suffered a series of reverses in recent months.
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JaneFairfax
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03 Feb 2009, 21:52 #11

Sri Lanka’s key international donors have urged Tamil Tiger rebels to disarm and discuss ending hostilities in order to avoid more civilian casualties.

Up to civilians may be trapped by the fighting.

Norway, Japan, the US and the EU are described as the Tokyo Co-Chairs. They sat at the Tokyo Conference on Reconstruction and Development of Sri Lanka in 2003, which raised $4.5 billion in aid pledges that were linked to progress in the peace process.

It is also the first international acknowledgement that the rebels may be near to defeat.

The Sri Lankan government has previously ruled out any ceasefire and has vowed to crush the rebels.

The Tigers have said they will not lay down their arms until they have a “guarantee of living with freedom and dignity and sovereignty”.

Norway has been a broker in previous rounds of unsuccessful peace talks between the rebels and Sri Lanka’s government.
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Nehushtan
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26 Mar 2013, 22:15 #12

India’s Tamil Nadu state has said it will not host Indian Premier League games with Sri Lankan players, amid anger over Colombo’s rights record.

Chief Minister Jayalalitha announced the decision in a letter to the PM. The Indian Premier League said teams taking part were being told of the move.

Last week the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution highly critical of Sri Lanka’s human rights record. The government in Colombo rejects allegations of abuses.
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Olinguito
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06 Aug 2017, 18:53 #13

Did you know? Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada are also Dravidian languages – even though they all use different writing scripts.
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