Valukkai Aru

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Valukkai Aru
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern Province
District Jaffna District
Physical characteristics
  location Jaffna District
Mouth Jaffna Lagoon
Jaffna District
Length16 km (9.9 mi)

Valukkai Aru is a seasonal river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka. [1] It is the only river on the Jaffna Peninsula. The river rises near Tellippalai, before flowing south-west through Kandarodai, Sandilipay and Vaddukoddai. The river empties into Jaffna Lagoon near Araly. [2]

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  2. Yatawara, Dhaneshi (7 December 2008). "In the Peninsula". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka) .