NAGs

Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF)


Year Formed: 1985
Year Terminated: 1985

Target States:
Sri Lanka

Ideational Characteristics:
Ethno-nationalist

Objectives:
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:

India

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 162

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1165

References:
Bloom, Mia M. 2003. Ethnic conflict, state terror and suicide bombing in Sri Lanka Civil Wars 6 (1)? 54-84.
 
K Venkataramanan, "1980s: When Lankan militants roamed TN", The Times of India (TOI), June 12, 2010 Saturday.
 
Micheal Hamlyn, "Tamil attacks harden attitudes: Sri Lankan despair over ethnic crisis", The Times (London), April 22 1987, Wednesday, Issue 62749.
 
Patrice Claude, "No end in sight to Sri Lanka's 'civil war'", Guardian Weekly, May 26, 1985, LE MONDE; Pg. 12. 
 
Roland Edirisinghe, "30 Tamils die in raid / Guerrillas killed in attack on Sri Lankan naval base",  The Guardian (London), May 6, 1985. 
 
Tony Allen Mills, "India trains an army of press-ganged children: Boys as young as 10 are being forcibly recruited to pro-Indian Tamil militias. Tony Allen-Mills reports from Trincomalee", The Independent, July 26 1989, Wednesday, Foreign News ; Pg. 12.
 
William Dalrymple, "After the Gandhis: Dignity and death with the Freedom Birds; William Dalrymple on the merciless Tamil Tiger girls for whom suicide is just another guerrilla tactic", The Independent (London), May 26, 1991, Sunday, INSIDE STORY PAGE; Page 23.

____, "Kidnapped couple CIA agents, guerrillas say", The Globe and Mail (Canada), May 14, 1984 Monday,