Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA) is a small militant separatist movement in India. It seeks an independent nation for the Tamil people. Between 1985 and 1987, the TNLA’s leaders were involved in minor bomb blasts and murders of whom they said were ‘enemies of the people’. After carrying out a terrorist act they used to put up posters with a view to justify their violence. To raise funds, the TNLA started looting nationalised banks. The TNLA is believed to have splintered into factions after the death of its leader Thamizharasan in 1987. It became active again under the leadership of Lenin, who was also killed in a bomb blast. At present, Maran who is in jail is the leader of the TNLA.