Vidattaltivu

Vidataltivu (Tamil: விடத்தல் தீவு, Sinhala: විධත්තල්තීවූ) is a coastal town in the Mannar District of northern Sri Lanka. It was used as the base to control the Mannar coast by the sea tigers of LTTE. Vidataltivu is the largest town on Sri Lanka's northern coast and was the major base of the Sea Tigers. The Sri Lankan military claimed to have captured this coastal town for the first time since the IPKF left Sri Lanka in 1990.[1][2]

Vidataltivu
விடத்தல்தீவு
විධත්තල්තීවූ
Town
Vidataltivu is located in Northern Province
Vidataltivu
Vidataltivu
Coordinates: 9°00′54″N 80°03′00″E / 9.01500°N 80.05000°E / 9.01500; 80.05000
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
DistrictMannar
DS DivisionManthai West
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (Summer time)


SchoolsEdit

  • Mn/St Josepvaz Maha Vidyalayam, Vidataltivu
  • Mn/Aligarh Maha Vidyalayam, Vidataltivu

Religious places of worshipEdit

Catholic churchesEdit

  • St. James' church, Vidataltivu
  • St. Mary's church Vidataltivu

Hindu templeEdit

  • Pillaiyar temple

Sport clubsEdit

  • United sports club vidaththal theevu
  • Union sports club Vidaththal theevu

External linksEdit

{{Vidataltivu Nature Reserve} [1] }}

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka military captures key northern town - govt". Reuters. Jul 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  2. ^ "Sri Lankan troops capture rebel base in north". Xinhua. 2008-07-16. Archived from the original on July 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-16.

Coordinates: 9°00′54″N 80°03′00″E / 9.015°N 80.050°E / 9.015; 80.050