NAGs

Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO)


Year Formed: 1984
Year Terminated: 1985

Target States:
Sri Lanka

Ideational Characteristics:
Ethno-nationalist

Objectives:
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:

India

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 161

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1164

References:

Costello D., "TWO DETAINED AS DEATH TOLL FROM TRAIN BLAST RISES", COURIER-MAIL, March 17, 1987 Tuesday.

Eric S?lver, "Curfew over Sri Lanka in wake of terror attack: Government acts to prevent wave of revenge on Tamils", The Guardian (London), November 23, 1984.

Humphrey Hawksley,Rival Tamil fighting claims 100 deaths / Guerrilla clashes on Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula", The Guardian (London), May 1, 1986.

Iqbal Athas, "Guerrillas blamed in land mine explosion that kills 15", United Press International, April 4, 1985, Thursday, International. 

Roland Edirisinghe, "Talks hope as Tamils agree to a ceasefire /Sri Lanka", The Guardian (London), June 19, 1985.

____, "SRI LANKA: BOMB IN TELEGRAPH OFFICE KILLS EIGHT IN COLOMBO", IPS-Inter Press Service, May 7, 1986, Wednesday.
 
____, "Sri Lanka police describe raid School boys reported in attack", The Globe and Mail (Canada), November 22, 1984 Thursday.
 
____, "tamil groups in india claim not involved in anuradhapura massacre", The Xinhua General Overseas News Service, MAY 19, 1985, SUNDAY.
 
____, "200 feared dead as Tamil factions fight in Sri Lanka", The Toronto Star, May 1, 1986, Thursday, NEWS; Pg. A16.