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|DS Division||Manthai West|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
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Vidataltivu (Tamil: விடத்தல் தீவு, Sinhalese: විධත්තල්තීවූ) is a coastal town in the Mannar District of northern Sri Lanka. It was used as the base to control the Mannar coast by the sea tigers of LTTE. Vidataltivu is the largest town on Sri Lanka’s northern coast and was the major base of the Sea Tigers. The Sri Lankan military claimed to have captured this coastal town for the first time since the IPKF left Sri Lanka in 1990.
Vidataltivu St James Church is one of the largest churches in the Mannar Diocese. It is over 400 years old. Now also there are some ancient materials inside the church boundary which were protected and maintained by the very people who live in the suburb. The church is being reconstructed by the local residents.
There is a second church in the town, St Mary’s Church, which was founded in 1918.
- Mn/Punitha Josepvaz Maha Vidyalayam, Vidataltivu
- Mn/Aligarh Maha Vidyalayam, Vidataltivu
Religious places of worship
- St. James’ church, Vidataltivu
- St. Mary’s church Vidataltivu
- Pillaiyar temple
- United Sport Club, Vidataltivu
- “Sri Lanka military captures key northern town – govt”. Reuters. Jul 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
- “Sri Lankan troops capture rebel base in north”. Xinhua. 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
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