List of rivers of Northern Province, Sri Lanka

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The Northern Province (Tamil: வட மாகாணம் Wada Maakaanam, Sinhala: උතුරු පළාත Uturu Palata) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka. It is known also as Sri Lanka's Tamil country.[1]

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NASA satellite view of Sri Lanka revealing sparser areas of forest to the north and east of the island
NASA satellite view of Sri Lanka revealing sparser areas of forest to the north and east of the island

The province is divided into two distinct geographic areas: Jaffna Peninsula and the Vanni (Sri Lanka). Jaffna peninsula is irrigated by underground aquifers fed by wells whereas the Vanni has irrigation tanks fed by perennial rivers. Major rivers include:

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