Valvettithurai

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Valvettithurai

வல்வெட்டித்துறை
Town
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Valvettithurai is located in Sri Lanka
Valvettithurai
Valvettithurai
Coordinates: 9°49′0″N 80°10′0″E / 9.81667°N 80.16667°E / 9.81667; 80.16667
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
DS Division Vadamarachchi South‐West
Government
 • Type Urban Council
 • Chairman Nadarajah Anantharaj (TNA)
Area
 • Total 4.85 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 18,000
 • Density 3,711/km2 (9,474/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)

Valvettithurai or VVT (Tamil: வல்வெட்டித்துறை Valveṭṭittuṟai; Sinhala: වල්වෙට්ටිතුරෙයි) is a town of Jaffna District on the northeast coast of the Jaffna Peninsula in Northern Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. The population is mainly Sri Lankan Tamils of Hindu or Catholic faith. The main industry is farming, fishing and trading. The town is the place of origin of two rebel groups namely Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Prominent rebels leaders, such as TELO leader Kuttimani and the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran were also born in VVT. The town is near a rivlet called Thondaiman Aru. The mouth of the river has the popular Hindu temple dedicated to Murugan called Selva Sannithy.

Vadamaradchy is a large East Coast county in Jaffna. Valvettithurai is a town in the county. Point Pedro and Nelliady are big cities in Vadamaradchy. Vallipuram Vishnu Temple is an ancient pre- historical Hinduism temple located in this area.

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Coordinates: 9°49′N 80°10′E / 9.817°N 80.167°E / 9.817; 80.167