Mullaitivu

Mullaitivu is a small town which is chiefly known as a fishing settlement on the north eastern coast of Sri Lanka. During the early 20th century the town grew as an anchoring harbour of the small sailing vessels transporting goods between Colombo and Jaffna. The town was an LTTE controlled area, with the Tigers having a large military base in the center, and it has been the theatre of many battles fought since 1983 during the Sri Lankan Civil War against the Tamil Tigers. To add to its violent and bloody history, it was gravely damaged by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which caused a large loss of life and property. With these unfortunate occurrences, Mullaitivu is scarcely lucky. The environment has the potential to look pleasing however at the moment, negligence has ruined it many ways. Fortunately with the war over and new found peace within the country, there are hopes that this interesting town will develop into a prime tourist area due to its rich culture and historical value.