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Coordinates: 8°45′0″N80°29′0″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333 Coordinates: 8°45′0″N80°29′0″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Vavuniya
DS Division Vavuniya South (Tamil)
  Type Urban Council
  ChairmanIyaththurai Kanagiah (TNA)
  Density3,341/km2 (8,641/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+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.


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 an 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.

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  1. "Northern Line".