Mannar is one of the four districts of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Mannar Island is connected to the northern mainland through a causeway. A mere five kilometers from its main town, Keeri Beach is known to locals for its sunny location and excellent swimming spots.
Puthukkudiyiruppu War Museum is situated along the Parantan-Mullaitivu Highway in Puthukkudiyiruppu, close to Mullaitivu in the northern part of Sri Lanka. Puthukkudiyiruppu is situated near the Nanthikadal lagoon where the Sri Lankan troops defeated the LTTE in 2009.
Located approximately 40 kilometers south of Mannar Island, the Doric Bungalow (also known simply as The Doric) at Arippu was once the home of the first British Governor of Ceylon: Frederick North, the 5th Earl of Guildford.
Located approximately 80 kilometers outside of the town of Mannar and 40 kilometers northwest of Anuradhapura city, Thanthirimale is an old village in Sri Lanka’s Anuradhapura District that is known for its ancient temple: the Thanthirimale Raja Maha Vihara.