Velikamam Destination Guide
Delve into Velikamam in Sri Lanka!
Velikamam in the region of Northern Province is located in Sri Lanka - some 137 mi (or 221 km) North of Colombo, the country's capital.
Current time in Velikamam is now 01:04 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Colombo" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Karunkandalvannakulam, Karisal, Viyayadippannai, Villamparuku, Vilattikulam or Puducherry. While being here, make sure to check out Velikamam, Velakulam, Veddayamurippu, Vankalaikkulam, Vankalai and Uppukkulam as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Vankalai or Vangalai or Vangkaalai is a predominantly fishing and farming village situated in Mannar District of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It lies along the Naanaattan Road with the sea on its west connects to Indian Ocean. The shores from Vankalai 20 km south to the ancient Tamil subsidiary port of Kudiramalai formed the world's most famous pearl fishing banks in the classical and medieval periods. Its northern boundary is the historic Hindu shrine of Thiru Ketheeswaram.
Located at 8.92, 79.95 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Achchankulam is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province. Achankulam is a small village near Srivilliputur taluk(Virudhunagar District). Located 6 km from Srivilliputur bus terminal and 14 km from Rajapalayam. Agriculture is the main source of income of the people before a decade and now it has been changed due to less of rain and draught. Now most of the people are earning the bread for the family by going to nearby Mills like cotton mills and Match Industry.
1984 Mannar massacre
The 1984 Mannar massacre was the killing of between 107 and 150 minority Sri Lankan Tamils civilians by Sri Lankan Army soldiers in the town of Mannar, north-western Sri Lanka, on December 4, 1984. The attack was triggered when three Army jeeps hit a land mine, killing one soldier. In retaliation, landmarks such as the Central hospital, the post office, a Roman Catholic convent as well as villagers working in rice paddy fields and bus passengers were attacked.
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Mannar, formerly spelled Manar, is a big town, and It's the main town of Mannar District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is located on Mannar Island. Mannar is known for its baobab trees and for its fort, built by the Portuguese in 1560 and taken by the Dutch in 1658 and rebuilt; its ramparts and bastions are intact, though the interior is largely destroyed.
Located at 8.92, 79.95 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Lionair Flight 602
Lionair Flight 602 was a Lionair Antonov An-24RV which fell into the sea off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. The aircraft departed Kankesanturai Airport with several high-ranking military officials of the Sri Lankan Army on a flight to Colombo and disappeared from radar screens just after the pilot had reported depressurization. Initial reports indicated that the plane had been shot down by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels using MANPADS. All 7 crew and 48 passengers were killed.
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