Kallarawa

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Kallarawa
කල්ලරාව
Village
Location of Kallarawa within the map of Sri Lanka
Location of Kallarawa within the map of Sri Lanka
Kallarawa
Location in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 8°53′53″N 81°01′19″E / 8.898°N 81.022°E / 8.898; 81.022Coordinates: 8°53′53″N 81°01′19″E / 8.898°N 81.022°E / 8.898; 81.022
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
District Trincomalee
Divisional Secretariate Trincomalee
Time zone SLST (UTC+5:30)

Kallarawa is a coastal village 35 miles (56 km) off Trincomalee in Eastern Sri Lanka. It happens to be on one of the strongest Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) supply routes between the Eastern Province and north eastern areas, including Mullaitivu. Kallarawa was the site of the Kallarawa massacre on May 25, 1995 during the Eelam War III,[1] and of the Battle of Kallarawa on March, 25 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamalendran, Chris (4 October 1998). "Lighting a candle in the storm". Sunday Times. 
  2. ^ Buerk, Roland (25 March 2008). "Sri Lanka navy fights Tiger boats". Colombo. BBC News.