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.
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.
|Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka|
|Authority||Program||Start date||End date|
|Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)||1373 (2001)||-|
|Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation · UK||Counter-Terrorism (International)||-|
|Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) - Treasury Department||FTO · SDGT||-||-|
|Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)||Block · Program · SDN List||-||-|
|European External Action Service||TERR||-|
|Federal Public Service Finance||TERR||-|
United States · Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
United States · Department of the Commerce - International Trade Administration
France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery
European Union · European External Action Service
Canada · Public Safety Canada
United Kingdom · Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation
Australia · Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance
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