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Tamil Eelam

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Tamil Eelam (spelled "Thamizh Ezham (தமிழீழம்)" and pronounced "Thaml Erlam") is the homeland and nation of the ethnic Tamil people. It is located below the Tamil Nadu state of India and in the North East of Sri Lanka. Tamil Eelam is also the home land of Tamils who are of the Hindu, Christian and Islamic faiths. Tamils of Eelam from the ancient times, known for their trade, arts, and warfare. Tribes, kingdoms, and sub-kingdoms ruling throughout history were the Nagas, Cholas, and Pandyas.

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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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Old map depicting Tamil Eelam of the Northeast, also known Cey Lao in Portuguese. Three kingdoms during their rule was the Tamil kingdom Eelam in the North, and Sinhala kingdoms of the Central Kandy, and South Kotte

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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.