Vavuniya (Tamil: வவுனியா, romanized: Vavuṉiyā, Sinhala: වවුනියාව, romanized: Vavuniyāva) is a city in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is also the main settlement in the Vavuniya District.
|DS Division||Vavuniya South (Tamil)|
|• Type||Urban Council|
|• Chairman||Iyaththurai Kanagiah (TNA)|
|• Density||3,341/km2 (8,641/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)|
The Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni is located in Vavuniya.
Vavuniya railway station, which is located on the Northern Line connects Kankesanthurai (the northern terminus of the line) through to Colombo. During the civil war Vavuniya was the terminus of the Northern Line.
Vavuniya is situated in the middle of the Vanni region and is the gate to northern province where people can access all the northern cities quickly.