Nanthi Lagoon

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Nanthi Kadal
Location Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 9°17′0″N 80°46′0″E / 9.28333°N 80.76667°E / 9.28333; 80.76667Coordinates: 9°17′0″N 80°46′0″E / 9.28333°N 80.76667°E / 9.28333; 80.76667
Type Lagoon
Primary inflows Indian Ocean
Primary outflows Indian Ocean
Max. length 14 kilometres (8.7 mi)
Max. width 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Settlements Mullaitivu

Nanthi Kadal (Tamil: நந்திக்கடல் Nantikkaṭal) is a lagoon in Mullaitivu District, north-east Sri Lanka. The English translation of Nanthi Kadal is "the sea of conches".[1]

The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers, including Per Aru.

The town of Mullaitivu is located on land sandwiched between Nanthi Kadal and the Indian Ocean. As such Nanthi Kadal is sometimes referred to as Mullaitivu lagoon.

This is the place where the Sri Lankan Government claims to have killed the LTTE Chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran.[2]


  1. ^ "Nanthikkadal". TamilNet. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka reopens site of Velupillai Prabhakaran death", BBC News, 9 March 2012