Emergence of Tamil Tiger Cells in Sri Lanka: A Comparative Analysis to Terrorism Perspective
Ethnic conflict had created political, economic, and security influences in Sri Lanka. From the late 1970s until 2009, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam known as LTTE conducted a massive violent campaign against the government of Sri Lanka due to decades of political disparity and the policies of central government, political and economic disparity and repression. Brutal terrorist struggle expanded over 30 years, which made the country a war zone due to suicide bombings and other deadly attacks. In 2006, the Sri Lankan military launched a major offensive against the LTTE, bringing the entire country under their control and defeating the LTTE militarily. However, it is indicated that there could be a possible reemergence of the LTTE cells in Sri Lanka. This study identifies causes and effects of re-emergence of the LTTE cells in Sri Lanka and how does terrorism re-emergence as cells, a comparative analysis of terrorism perspectives. Further, an analysis of these perspectives demonstrates that due to long standing unsolved socio-economic and political issues augmented with external factors such as Tamil diaspora and Indian Tamil Nadu influence, could contribute to re-emergence of LTTE cells in Sri Lanka. The author will adopt mix method to gather data relevant to the subject matter.