Vavuniya

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Vavuniya

வவுனியா
වවුනියාව
Vavuniya City.jpg
Vavuniya is located in Northern Province
Vavuniya
Vavuniya
Coordinates: 8°45′0″N 80°29′0″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333Coordinates: 8°45′0″N 80°29′0″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
DistrictVavuniya
DS DivisionVavuniya South (Tamil)
Government
 • TypeUrban Council
 • ChairmanIyaththurai Kanagiah (TNA)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total67,856
 • Density3,341/km2 (8,641/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)

Vavuniya (Tamil: வவுனியா, romanized: Vavuṉiyā, Sinhala: වවුනියාව, romanized: Vavuniyāva) is a city in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is also the main settlement in the Vavuniya District.

The Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni is located in Vavuniya.

Transport[edit]

Vavuniya railway station, which is located on the Northern Line connects Kankesanthurai (the northern terminus of the line) through to Colombo.[1] During the civil war Vavuniya was the terminus of the Northern Line.

Vavuniya airport, which is a air force base and a domestic airport is also located here.[2]

Vavuniya is situated in the middle of the Vanni region and is the gate to northern province where people can access all the northern cities quickly.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Line". railway.gov.
  2. ^ "VCCV VAVUNIYA".