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The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, is a politico-military organization that has been waging a war for independence against the Sri Lankan government since the 1970s in order to secure a separate state for the Tamil majority regions in the north and east of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). The LTTE is listed as a terrorist organisation by 29 countries including Canada and the United State. The LTTE is headed by its founder, Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Contrary to most belief, none of the Toronto Tamil gangs have any affiliation with the Tamil Rebel movement back in their native country.