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Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Terrorism · Sanctioned entity
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is subject to sanctions. See the individual program listings below.
NameA Tamil Eelam Felszabadító Tigrisei · Befreiungstiger von Tamil Eelam · Bevrijdingstijgers van Tamil Eelam · De Tamilske Tigre · It-Tigri għal-Liberazzjoni tat-Tamil Eelam · 30 more...[sources]
Other nameELLALAN FORCE · LTTE · TAMIL TIGERS · Tamil Tigers · The Tamil Tigers · 8 more...[sources]
Weak aliasLTTE[sources]
Legal formnot available[sources]
CountrySri Lanka[sources]
Statusnot available[sources]
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The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is a Sri Lankan separatist militant group that was formed in 1976 by Vellupillai Prabhakaran. The LTTE’s primary stated objective is to establish an independent Tamil homeland in northern and eastern Sri Lanka.

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List,

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Belgian Financial Sanctions,

Founded in 1976, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a Sri Lankan-based terrorist organization that seeks the creation of an independent homeland called "Tamil Eelam" for Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil minority. Over the years, the LTTE has waged a violent secessionist campaign with the help of ground, air, and naval forces, as well as a dedicated suicide bomber wing. LTTE tactics have included full military operations, terror attacks against civilian centres, and political assassinations, such as the successful assassinations of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi and Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa. The LTTE has also had an extensive network of fundraisers, political and propaganda officers, and arms procurers operating in Sri Lanka and within the Tamil diaspora. Although the LTTE was militarily defeated in May 2009, subversion, destabilization, and fundraising continue, particularly in the diaspora.

Canadian Listed Terrorist Entities,

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF),


Data sources

French Freezing of Assets6,298

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery

UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of Targets5,929

The United Kingom's consolidated international sanctions list.

United Kingdom · Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

Moldovan sanctions for terrorism and proliferation of WMD781

Sanctions on persons and entities involved in terrorist activities and the proliferation of weapons of masss destruction

Moldova · Centrul Antiterorist al Serviciului de Informaţii şi Securitate al Republicii Moldova

Canadian Listed Terrorist Entities77

The Canadian governments own list of people and organizations associated with terrorism

Canada · Public Safety Canada

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs Banned Organizations150

List of banned organizations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

India · Ministry of Home Affairs

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,061

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · European External Action Service

Malaysian MOHA Sanctions List124

The Malaysian Home Affairs list designates those found to be involved in acts of terrorism.

Malaysia · Ministry of Home Affairs (Kementerian Dalam Negeri)

US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List29,144

The primary United States' sanctions list, specially designated nationals (SDN) part.

United States · Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,321

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council

Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List4,093

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law

Australia · Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)18,943

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items.

United States · Department of the Commerce - International Trade Administration

UK FCDO Sanctions List4,430

UK sanctions collated by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

United Kingdom · Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

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