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Tamil Eelam (Tamil: தமிழீழம் tamiḻ īḻam, generally rendered outside Tamil-speaking areas as தமிழ் ஈழம்) is a proposed independent state that Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora aspire to create in the north and east of Sri Lanka. Tamil Eelam has no official status or recognition by world states though sections of the Eelam were under de facto control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for most of the 2000s. The name is derived from the ancient Tamil name for Sri Lanka, Eelam.

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Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished was an investigatory documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War broadcast by the British TV station Channel 4 on 14 March 2012.[1] It was a sequel to the award winning Sri Lanka's Killing Fields which was broadcast by Channel 4 in June 2010. Made by film maker Callum Macrae, this documentary focused on four specific cases and investigated who was responsible for them. Using amateur video from the conflict zone filmed by civilians and Sri Lankan soldiers, photographs and statements by civilians, soldiers and United Nations workers, the documentary traced ultimate responsibility for the cases to Sri Lanka's political and military leaders.[2] The documentary was made by ITN Productions and presented by Jon Snow, the main anchor on Channel 4 News. The Sri Lankan government has denied all the allegations in the documentary. more...

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Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam (also spelt Chelvanayagam, March 31, 1898 - April 26, 1977, Tamil: சாமுவேல் ஜேம்ஸ் வேலுப்பிள்ளை செல்வநாயகம்) was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament. He was the political leader and father figure of the Sri Lankan Tamil community for more than two decades. By 1976 the TULF had restyled itself as the Tamil United Liberation Front and was openly calling for an "free, sovereign, secular, socialist state of Tamil Eelam." more...

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  • May 19: Tamil Nadu begins campaign for UN referendum on Tamil Eelam. TamilNet)
  • May 19: TGTE and GTF issue symbolic message via joint statement(News.TGTE)
  • May 19: Clinton urges Sri Lanka to prosecute war criminals(Washington Times)
  • May 19: Sri Lanka president rejects U.S. calls to close army bases(Reuters)
  • May 19: Three years after the war in Sri Lanka: To celebrate or mourn?(Groundviews)
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  1. ^ "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished". Channel 4. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished". Channel 4. 29 February 2012. 
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