Tamil women part of the LTTE participate in training.
From what I have seen lot of people don't know what happened there, one quick fact that the concept of suicide bombers that has taken off with the Islamic groups was started by the Tamil Tigers.
To start the story Small island of Sri Lanka has 2 major ethnic groups, one are the Sinhalese(Southern side) majority of them Buddhists and Tamils(Northern) who are Hindus generally.
When Sri Lanka(Ceylon then) became an independent country the majority started changing rules so that they would become stronger and secure more government jobs, this led to the alienation of the Tamils who started waging a war to secede from the country.
This began a massive civil war which led to death of almost 100,000 people (Btw the entire population is just 20million). The largest militant groups here would be the LTTE(Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam) Eelam was the name of the independent nation they wanted. The LTTE waged guerrilla attacks on the army, police, civil servants and public places. The entire conflict became murky when the LTTE started using suicide bombers and suicide vests. Now the entire conflict to be explained needs lot of writing and multiple faces to be understood. Lot of these fighters were women and infact a woman was involved in the Assassination of an Indian PM.
Some claim that the LTTE were freedom fighters(Mostly Tamils in India) and others terrorists(Sinhalese) the lines of the conflict got so blurred at so many points.
In 2009 the SL army dealt a heavy blow and coordinates strikes led to the defeat of the Eelam with most senior leaders dead the conflict has come to an end.