Eelam Tamil Sovereignty – From 1976 to 1990

Please refer to the following for the introduction and prior to 1948 and for all documents visit

Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe


A joint statement made by the Tamil delegation at the Indian brokered peace negotiation on 13th July 1985 in Bhutan capital.

  1. Recognition of the Tamils of Sri Lanka as a nation
  2. Recognition of the existence of an identified homeland for the Tamils in Sri Lanka
  3. Recognition of the right of self determination of the Tamil nation.
  4. Recognition of the right of citizenship and the fundamental rights of all Tamils who look upon the island as their country/
  6. While this Accord appears to be a permanent and durable solution to re-establish the traditional relations between India and Sri Lanka, India refuses to recognize the political reality of Tamil nationalism and remains unwilling to lend its powerful support to secure a constitutional structure in Sri Lanka which recognises the political forces of Tamil nationalism and Tamil interests.

1986: Booklet titled “Tamil Struggle for self-determination” by LTTE

Memorandum Submitted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the Eighth Summit Meeting of Non-Aligned Nations held in Harare, Zimbabwe, 24th August – 8th September 1986

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