Bank of Tamil Eelam

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Bank of Tamil Eelam
Native name
தமிழீழ வைப்பகம்
Industry Banking, Financial services
Founded 1994
Headquarters Jaffna
Area served
Owner LTTE
Number of employees
100 employees

The Bank of Tamil Eelam was founded in Jaffna in 1994 by the Sri Lankan separatist organization LTTE , but was relocated in 1995, to Kilinochchi after the Sri Lankan army retook the peninsula.[1] The Bank of Tamil Eelam had six branch offices and employed around 100 employees.[1] The Bank of Tamil Eelam was suspended on January 2, 2009, following the capture of Kilinochchi which had been the administrative capital of self-proclaimed Tamil Eelam.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sangam Webmaster (2004-03-16). "Tamileelam Bank". Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  2. ^ "International : Kilinochchi captured in devastating blow to LTTE". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 

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