Talaimannar

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Talaimannar

தலைமன்னார்
තලෙයිමන්නාරම
Taliamannar pier
Taliamannar pier
Talaimannar is located in Northern Province
Talaimannar
Talaimannar
Coordinates: 9°06′0″N 79°43′0″E / 9.10000°N 79.71667°E / 9.10000; 79.71667
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
DistrictMannar
DS DivisionMannar

Talaimannar (Tamil: தலைமன்னார்; Sinhala: තලෙයිමන්නාරම) is a settlement in Sri Lanka located on the northwestern coast of Mannar Island.

Transport[edit]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reopening the railway at Thalaimannar, c. 2015.

Sri Lanka’s northern railway line was destroyed, disrupted or neglected during the 30-year Sri Lankan civil war, which ended in May 2009.[1] The Mannar railway line, rebuilt by an Indian company, was reopened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.[2] The pier is served by a station of the Sri Lanka Government Railway with railway terminus at Talaimannar which connects Talaimannar to rail network in Sri Lanka via Medawachchiya.[1]

The town can be reached by a road from Mannar which links the island to the rest of highway network in Sri Lanka through a causeway.

Development[edit]

Being a windy location, Talaimannar is a kitesurf and kiteboard destination. The government proposed a wind farm but was opposed by the local community as the area is a bird sanctuary.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lanka Business Online". Sri Lanka gives northern rail rebuilding deal to India’s IRCON. 2010-08-18. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04.
  2. ^ "PM Narendra Modi Flags off Train Service at Talaimannar in Sri Lanka". NDTV.com. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2016/06/28/tension-in-the-air-with-proposed-wind-plant

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Coordinates: 09°06′00″N 79°43′00″E / 9.10000°N 79.71667°E / 9.10000; 79.71667