Thirukkovil

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Thirukkovil
திருக்கோவில்
තිරුක්කෝවිල්
Village
Thirukkovil is located in Sri Lanka
Thirukkovil
Thirukkovil
Coordinates: 7°08′0″N 81°51′0″E / 7.13333°N 81.85000°E / 7.13333; 81.85000
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
District Ampara
DS Division Thirukkovil

Thirukkovil or Tirukovil is a town in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka, situated along the eastern coast of the island. It is 30 km north of Pottuvil and 35 km south of Kalmunai. In Tamil it translates to God's-temple. It was affected by 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

It was under Batticaloa district and now under Ampara district. It is a famous place for the old Tamil cultures and temples. There is a Murugan temple: Shri Sithira Velayutha Suvamy Kovil. There have one popular school, Thambiluvil National College (TMMV).

Thirukkovil was severely affected by the tsunami of December 26, 2004. Because of the tsunami, many people lost their relations and properties including houses, livestock and paddy fields. The people are returning to their normal life with the help of the aid from government and NGOs.

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Coordinates: 7°07′N 81°51′E / 7.117°N 81.850°E / 7.117; 81.850