Kellapaluvur Chinnasamy, Kodambakkam Sivalingamand Veerukkambakkam Aranganathan'Thannai Velvan Tharani Velvan'
The nationalism of the movement for Tamil language rights and regional autonomy in Sri Lanka wasarticulated in the same vocabulary after 1956.The LTTE
’s nationalism is also expressed in terms of these two sets of ideas and beliefs. But militarism –
the spirit which exalts military virtues and ideals
has been the dominant and characterizing component
of the LTTE’s Tamil nationalism from its inception. The stated aim of the Tigers is to build a modern
military structure.(1)The ideology of militarism plays an important role in their effort to create an
efficient and advanced military organization. Therefore, in addition to standard modern methods of discipline, organization and training the LTTE inculcates the belief among its cadres
and propagates theidea among Tamils
that it is part of an ancient and powerful martial tradition, to develop and sustain amotivated and fierce fighting force.