Jaffna University Helidrop
The Jaffna University Helidrop was the first of the operations launched by the Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) aimed at disarming the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by force and securing t...
IPKF
Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF; Hindi: भारतीय शान्ति सेना) was the Indian military contingent performing a peacekeeping operation in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990. It was formed under the mand...
Sri Lankan Civil War
The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka. Beginning on 23 July 1983, there was an intermittent insurgency against the government by the Liberation Tigers of Tam...
Sri Lankan Civil War - Wikipedia
Indo-Sri Lanka Accord
The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was an accord signed in Colombo on 29 July, 1987, between Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene. The accord was expected to reso...
LTTE
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், Sinhala: දෙමළ ඊළාම් විමුක්ති කොටි Tamiḻīḻa viṭutalaip pulikaḷ, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) is a now d...
LTTE - Wikipedia
Eastern Theater of Eelam War IV
The Eastern Theater of Eelam War IV, the warfare started in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka on July 21, 2006, when the LTTE cut off the water supply to the rice fields in the Mavil aru area in the e...
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Eelam War IV
Eelam War IV is the name given to the fourth phase of armed conflict between the Sri Lankan military and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which is currently proscribed as a terr...
Eelam War IV - Wikipedia
Eelam War I
Eelam War I is the name given to the initial phase of the armed conflict between the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE. Although tensions between the government and Tamil militant groups had been b...
Alleged war crimes during the Sri Lankan Civil War
There are allegations that war crimes were committed by the Sri Lankan military and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) during the Sri Lankan Civil War, particularly during the f...
Alleged war crimes during the Sri Lankan Civil War - Wikipedia
Research and Analysis Wing
The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) is the primary foreign intelligence agency of India. It was created after the Sino-Indian War 1962 and Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 which exposed gaps in...
Research and Analysis Wing - Wikipedia
1990 massacre of Sri Lankan Police officers
The 1990 massacre of Sri Lankan Police officers was a mass murder of Sri Lankan Police officers that took place on June 11, 1990. Members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a separatist organiz...
Expulsion of Muslims from the Northern province by LTTE
The expulsion of the Muslims from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in October 1990. In order ...
Militant use of children in Sri Lanka
Militant use of children in Sri Lanka has been an internationally recognized problem since the inception of the Sri Lankan civil war in 1983. The primary recruiters of under the age of 18 children are...
List of assassinations of the Sri Lankan Civil War
During the Sri Lankan Civil War militant groups, paramilitary groups and government security forces were accused of assassinating many public figures on suspicion of being sympathizers or informants, ...
List of assassinations of the Sri Lankan Civil War - Wikipedia
Divisions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Divisions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam refers to the military, intelligence and overseas divisions the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Most of these divisions were destroyed during...
Divisions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - Wikipedia
Northern Theater of Eelam War IV
The Northern Theater of Eelam War IV refers to the fighting that took place in the northern province of Sri Lanka between July 2006 and May 18, 2009.
A new crisis leading to the first large-scale ...
Northern Theater of Eelam War IV - Wikipedia
2008-2009 SLA Northern offensive
The 2008–2009 SLA Northern offensive was an armed conflict in the northern Province of Sri Lanka between the military of Sri Lanka and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The battl...
2008-2009 SLA Northern offensive - Wikipedia
Colonel Karuna
Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan (nom de guerre: Colonel Karuna Amman; Tamil: விநாயகமூர்த்தி முரளிதரன், born 1966) is a Sri Lankan politician and former militant. After fighting for the Liberation Tig...
Indian Peace Keeping Force
Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF; Hindi: भारतीय शान्ति सेना) was the Indian military contingent performing a peacekeeping operation in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990. It was formed under the mand...
Four Four Bravo
Four Four Bravo was the call sign of a fifteen-man Sri Lankan Army patrol, deployed in the Jaffna Peninsula on July 23, 1983. The patrol was ambushed and thirteen of its members were killed by the LTT...
List of commanders of the LTTE
The following is a list of commanders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, a separatist militant Tamil nationalist organisation, which operated in northern a...
Origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War
The origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War lie in the continuous political rancor between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. Before and during early part of the colonial rule by Europeans, S...
Origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War - Wikipedia
Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War
The Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War was the deployment of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka intended to perform a peacekeeping role. The deployment followed the Indo-Sri Lank...
2009 Tamil diaspora protests
Since 2009, protests against the Sri Lankan Civil War have taken place in several countries across the world, urging national and world leaders and organisations to take action on bringing a unanimous...
2009 Tamil diaspora protests - Wikipedia
Operation Poomalai
Operation Poomalai (Tamil: ஆபரேஷன் பூமாலை Āparēṣaṉ Pūmālai, lit. "Operation Flower Garland"), also known as Eagle Mission 4, was the codename assigned to a mission undertaken by the Indian Air Fo...
Operation Poomalai - Wikipedia
Origins of the LTTE Insurgency
The origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War lie in the continuous political rancor between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. Before and during early part of the colonial rule by Europeans, S...
Origins of the LTTE Insurgency - Wikipedia
Sri Lankan IDP camps
The final stages of the Sri Lankan Civil War created 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were transferred to camps in Vavuniya District and detained there against their will. This proces...
Sri Lankan IDP camps - Wikipedia
Casualties of the Sri Lankan Civil War
The Sri Lankan civil war was very costly, killing an estimated 80,000-100,000 people between 1982 and 2009. The deaths include 27,639 Tamil fighters, more than 21,066 Sri Lankan soldiers, 1000 Sri Lan...
Casualties of the Sri Lankan Civil War - Wikipedia
Reactions to the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War
Reactions to the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War on 18 May 2009 have generally been positive and welcoming, while some countries expressed concern over the civilian casualties and the humanitarian imp...
Battle of Kilinochchi (2008-2009)
80°24′00″E / 9.383°N 80.4°E / 9.383; 80.4The Battle of Kilinochchi was a land battle fought between the Sri Lankan Military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fo...
Attack on Pakistani ambassador to Sri lanka
On August 14, 2006, a convoy carrying the Pakistani High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Bashir Wali Mohamed, was attacked by a claymore antipersonnel mine concealed within an auto rickshaw. The High Commi...
Attack on Pakistani ambassador to Sri lanka - Wikipedia